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St Francis Church of England School

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Sophie Gottfried, Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

Staff skilfully break down new learning for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities into smaller steps.  They challenge all pupils to think deeply, and provide regular practice to recall prior knowledge".

OFSTED, December 2021

At St Francis CE Primary School we recognise that all children have a right to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum. We aim to create a happy, educationally exciting and positive environment in which all pupils can develop to their full potential. We recognise that children are individuals, that each one has needs special to him or her. 

We aim to:

  • ensure that our curriculum is responsive to all children whatever their individual need
  • promote positive attitudes and individual confidence, ensuring all children experience success identify, assess, record and regularly review pupils’ special educational needs.
  • encourage parents/guardians to be involved in planning and supporting at all stages of their child’s development.
  • make effective use of support services.

In class we aim to provide tailored teaching and learning for all pupils at all times. Defined as our 'wave 1 offer', this ensures that all pupils receive a rich and balanced curriculum that meets their specific learning needs. Please click below to view our wave 1 offer for pupils.St Francis SEND School offer Wave 1

The Oxfordshire County Council Local Offer for Children with SEN and disabilities can be found at:

"A school that goes above and beyond for the most vulnerable children                                 

St. Francis stands out at giving innovative and creative approaches to meeting the needs of these children                                                                                                                                        

SENSS, February 2021

Further Information

 All of our policies including Supporting Children with Medical Needs and Children Who Cannot Attend School Due to Medical Conditions can be found on the school policy page


SEN Information Report 2023-2024

SEN Policy.pdf