SEND & EAL
Please click the link below to be directed to the policies section of the website where you will find The Grange CP Special Educational Needs & EAL Policies.
Support for Parents of children with SEND
SENDIASS Oxfordshire is a service offering impartial information, advice and support to parents of children and young people with SEN and disabilities. You can get in touch via phone or email or by completing a form requesting support, which is available on their website.
For more information about how to contact SENDIASS please follow this link to their website: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/sendiass-oxfordshire-formerly-parent-partnership
Or look at this guide that outlines the work and support SENDIASS can provide: A parent Guide to SENDIASS – Click here
Oxfordshire Local Offer
The link below will take you to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Local Offer provided by Oxfordshire County Council.
This site contains details about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, how the local authority implements statutory practice and the support parents and schools can access regarding children with SEND.
If you have any questions or queries regarding Oxfordshire’s Local Offer, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
SEND Code of Practice
Below is a link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years. This is a statutory code which explains duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for children with special educational needs and is published by the Department for Education.
If you have any questions or queries regarding how the Code of Practice is followed at The Grange, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
The Special educational needs and disability code of practice is linked here
www.shift-abingdon.org.uk - Are an informal group of parents and carers of children with special needs. They meet in the corner suite at Christchurch, Northcourt road, Abingdon. They get together fortnightly in term time to chat about the joys and difficulties of parenting a child with special needs. Sometimes they have professionals and organisations visit for an informal chat and provide more information about their service. There is always coffee, chat and cake with a friendly welcome.
http://www.bicesterautismadhd.co.uk/ - Is a local support group which consists of parents of special needs children. They meet a few times a month and meetings are very informal. Everyone is welcome whether there is a diagnosis or not. Their aim is to raise awareness and increase understanding in the community.
http://www.oxfsn.org.uk/ - OxFSN provides information, advice and support to families of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities
Carol Gray, Consultant to Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Autism, provides support via workshops and presentations, information, referral, resources, and direct services to individuals with autism, their families, and professionals who work on their behalf. She is an internationally sought-after keynote and seminar speaker, and has completed over one thousand presentations.
Carol is best known for the development of Social Stories, a respected evidence-based practice used worldwide with people with autism of all ages. Carol was the first teacher for students with autism at Jenison Public Schools in Jenison, Michigan 1977-2004. In 1989, Carol began writing stories for her students to share information with them that they seemed to be missing, information that so many of us take for granted. Many of the stories resulted in immediate and marked improvement in her students’ responses to daily events and interactions.
Spoon Theory in relation to autism. It was originally created by Christine Miserandino when asked about her chronic illness but is a great way of helping us understand why school is such hard work for children with autism. @aspiemusings has also written a good post about how it relates to her as an autistic adult.