The Oval Primary School

The Oval School

A Partnership Approach

You will find information on:

  • How we will work with you to identify your child’s needs. 
  • How we will ask for your permission to involve other professionals to work with your child.
  • How we will involve you in all decisions and listen to your views.
  • How we will involve your child in decisions about their learning.


Types of provision at The Oval School:

Types of need and what that could look like Examples of support in our school How we check it is working
Cognition and Learning

Pupil and School Support (PSS)
Differentiated Teaching
Ongoing Assessements

Lesson observations and learning walks
Tracking of pupil progress
Termly pupil progress meetings
Communication and Interaction

Speech and Language Therapist
Teaching assistant support to carry out programmes

Speech therapy records
Lesson observations
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Communication and Autism Team (CAT)
Risk assessment and pupil profiles
Skilled staff in supporting children with SMEH 

Review of provision including parent views
Sensory and/or physical needs Support from Brays School, educational psychologists
Sensory breaks for children
Adapted classrooms
Children are able to access the curriculum and all activities

Sometimes we may need to ask for your permission to involve other qualified professionals to support your child.

The governing body, through the team, ensures that other appropriate agencies are involved in meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs.

When another qualified professional works with your child, permission is granted and the member of the outside agency is introduced. The content of the meeting is confidential and is only shared with parents and the Inclusion Team. Please speak to us if you require any further information.

We will work in partnership with you to identify the needs of your child and put in place the correct support, including family support if you need this.

The governing body has a duty to ensure that the school adheres to the new Code of Practice under the Children and Families Act 2014. This means that the school governors hold the Headteacher, Mrs Chahal and the Inclusion Team to account.

The governing body has appointed a governor who is specifically responsible for special educational needs to ensure that the school and the team carry out its duty. This governor is Mrs Manders.

One of the key responsibilities of the governing body is to make sure that the school’s policy for children with special educational needs and Disability(SEND) is published on the school website. The information on the school website must be reviewed annually by the governing body.

The governing body also has a responsibility to ensure that appropriate safeguarding procedures are in place for all pupils, including those who have SEND.


The school will involve you in all decisions and listen to your views. This is how the process works at the Oval School:

  • Parents or teachers raise a concern about the progress of a child.
  • Discussion with parents/teacher/SENCo takes place.
  • Assessments are carried out to find out the specific need(s) of the child.
  • Targets to address the needs are written with parents. Resources teaching approaches are identified. Individual Target Plan is implemented.
  • Individual Target Plan, takes place. Appropriate support/interventions are included and progress is monitored with child.
  • Outcomes are assessed and are reviewed with the child and the parents – what’s worked well, what still needs to be worked on.
  • Possible involvement of outside agency./ or continued progress to be monitored.

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