Inclusion and Special Needs
What Is Inclusion?
At Gateway Primary School, we all work to create an environment where all children feel welcome, accepted, valued, safe and confident that they will get the right support to help develop their talent and achieve their goals. We work hard to help remove barriers to learning, to give each children the chance to reach their full potential. Successful inclusive provision is seen as the responsibility of the whole school community and applicable to all pupils.
SENCO: Mrs Sarah Gardner
Every member of teaching staff at Gateway Primary School supports inclusion both inside and out of the classroom.
If you have queries or concerns about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), these should be discussed with your child’s class teacher in the first instance. Teachers may seek advice from our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Mrs Sarah Gardner. She works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays and can be contacted via the school office on 01993 842189.
The school governor with responsibility for SEND is Scott Galbraith.
Outside Agencies Working With Our Children
The school works closely with outside agencies to gain additional support and advice for children who may need it. When staff and/or parents raise concerns, it may be necessary to consult specific agencies.
SENSS, who support children with communication and language, sensory needs and physical needs
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Oxfordshire School Inclusion Team
Children’s Social Care
Please find below some relevant documents and links
Oxfordshire Family Information https://fisd.oxfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/oxfordshire/directory/home.page
Autism Family Support Oxfordshire http://www.afso.org.uk/
Special Educational Needs and Disability: Local Offer https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/children-education-and-families/education-and-learning/special-educational-needs-and-disability-local-offer