As they progress through their learning journey at Oak Farm we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. Key to their success is quality teaching and learning opportunities. In order to achieve their potential, some children will require additional support to help them achieve their targets.
The SENCo, Mrs Maureen Ataderie, is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy and coordination of specific provision made to support individual children with SEN. She liaises with staff to plan provision, monitor pupils’ progress and to plan further interventions where progress is slower than expected. In addition to this, the SENCo regularly has contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.
The Dolphin Room at Oak Farm Junior School
We are very lucky to have our own Learning Support Room at Oak Farm – The Dolphin Room. This room is used for small group work where pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills in any areas they may need more time and practice to improve. It is used for withdrawal groups and early intervention work by our Inclusion team of teachers and learning support staff focusing on;
• Reading / Phonics
• Social skills
• Speech and Language skills
The Learning Support Room also has a sensory pod that some pupils use as a space to have some quiet time. Our room is also filled with a vast array of resources that support pupils' learning across the school.
We have a very colourful mural on the wall, featuring fish of all different shapes and sizes. It was painted by Miss Killick, one of our very talented teachers
Here are some of the opinions of children who use the learning support room:
- "I like the support room because it's colourful". Jack
- "I like the learning support room because it gives me support with my handwriting". Brandon
- "I like being in the room because we have good learning". Roehan
- "I like the dolphin". Olaf
- "I like coming here because I learn something new". Chloe
SEND Local Offer 2019-20
Hillingdon SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial support service for parents and carers, children and young people up to 25 years where the child or young person has or may have special educational needs.