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At Oatlands Infant School we foster a nurturing, respectful and positive culture that supports all children in reaching their potential by adapting teaching and removing barriers to learning, while forming trusting relationships with each individual child.  We have high expectations and encourage and celebrate the achievements of children of all abilities.  Through responding flexibly to each child's needs, we aim to make the curriculum accessible for all by assessing pupils carefully, planning well-thought activities and interventions, along with deploying support staff accordingly.  Our vision is for children who attend Oatlands Infants to feel inspired, included and valued in a calm and caring environment.

If your child seems to be having difficulties with their learning, your child’s teacher will discuss this with you. Equally, should you have concerns about your child's learning then please do not hesitate to contact their class teacher.  As a school we strive to identify children's additional needs as early as possible in their school life to give them the greatest chance of reaching their potential.  Your child will be supported with their work either in the class or by extra support in small groups or on an individual basis with one of our teaching assistants.  We aim for our children to be fully included in whole-school activities. 

 

One of our teachers (Miss Foy) is a qualified and experienced Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and she is able to advise and support parents and staff. We also work in partnership with other agencies who support children who may have particular needs.

 

 

 

Oatlands Infant School SEN Policy can be found below.

Information for children with special educational needs (SEND)

The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.

Disabilities & Inclusion

Our school has a comprehensive equality scheme. We work closely with parents to ensure the needs of all individuals are met. We strive to provide appropriate arrangements to enable learners to access all aspects of school life.

Oatlands Infant School Inclusion Policy and Statement along with our Accessibility Plan can be found below.

Further Information

Below are some links to other websites which have information on autism. We have also included some Whole School Provision Maps which outline the types of provision on offer in each of the areas of SEND.

Autism Awareness Week 2019

Autism Awareness Week 2019 1
Autism Awareness Week 2019 2
Autism Awareness Week 2019 3
Autism Awareness Week 2019 4
On Friday 5th April we all came to school dressed in our favourite colour to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  In our classes we created our own colour spectrum and realised we all liked different colours.  This was used to teach the children that everybody is different but that everyone must respect each other.  At the beginning of the week, Miss Foy gave the school an assembly to introduce Autism Awareness Week, with the help of the Trummies!  This is a cartoon which explains autism in an age appropriate manner, see the link below.
To also link with Autism Awareness Week, on Monday 8th April we had a Lego Day.  The children worked in pairs to create a house and garden, using communication skills to work well as a team.  All of the designs were then put together to complete a Lego City!
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