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Bayards Hill Primary School

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What expertise do we have in supporting SEN pupils?

We are able to offer a wide range of professional expertise in Special Educational Needs, from our own school staff and also through consultants who work within our school:

  • Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is  undertaking the National SENCo qualification with Oxford Brookes University
  • We have staff who have enhanced training in a number of interventions for the different areas of SEN.
  • Teaching assistants are trained to support the particular needs of the children they work with. We also have the support of a Special Needs Advisory Support Teacher, Ruth Thornburn for an afternoon a week, as well as a home school link worker, Tresa Knight.


We have close and effective links with a range of advisory agencies to support us in addressing children’s needs. These include:

  • Educational Psychologists
  • Communication and Interaction Support Service
  • Autism Advisory Service
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Language and Communication Advisory Teacher
  • Community Staff Nurse
  • Paediatric Occupational Therapist
  • Children’s Services
  • Primary Care and Mental Health Services
  • Special Educational Needs Advisory Service.


Information about these services and what they offer can be found on the Oxfordshire County Council SEN webpages.