At St. Andrew's School we are passionate that we bring out the best in every child. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way that we support children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) through our policies & practices.
Please read the attached documents to see how we achieve this, and providing you with any further information you may need for your child.
You will also find information about particular SEND events or workshops that we have run.
I am an experienced Teacher & have gained the National SENCo Award. My SENCo days are Wednesdays and Thursdays and I can be contacted either through email: SENCO@st-andrews-pri.oxon.sch.uk or by telephone 01865 762396 if you wish to make a time to discuss your child.
Laura Sykes (SENCo)
In October 2019 we went through a SEND Peer Review . This was a voluntary process, requiring experienced SEND practitioners from Oxfordshire schools to evaluate our SEND policies, processes & practice. It was a really productive visit ; and as well as highlighting lots of good practice , it raised questions about how we could continue to develop our provision for Learners with SEND. The report is attached. We were thrilled with the findings & intend to address the suggested next steps over the year ahead in our Development Plan. If you wish to discuss the report further please get in touch.
Mindfulness for Children
Mindfulness involves paying more attention to what is happening right now with an attitude of curiosity and kindness. By learning to focus a little more on what is happening now and how we are feeling, we can learn to manage day to day difficulties and enjoy ourselves more.
Caroline King, an Assistant Educational Psychologist shared the powerpoint attached , giving an overview of 'Mindfulness' and the research and evidence that demonstrates its usefulness in supporting children in schools. She also shared some mindful practices that can be done at home with your children, as well helpful apps and websites that provide further information.