Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Meet The Team

Who are the best people to talk to in the school about my child’s/young person’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND)?

Miss Eileen Eaton – (Senior Leader) - SENCO

The SENCO (Special Needs and Disability Coordinator) is responsible for:

Overseeing the day to day operation of the school’s SEND policy

Coordinating provision for children with SEND

Liaison with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEND

Advising on the graduated approach to providing SEND support

Advising on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively

Liaison with parents of pupils with SEND

Liaison with early years' providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and independent or voluntary agencies.

Being a key point of contact with external agencies, especially the local authority and its support services

Liaison with potential next providers of education to ensure a pupil and their parents are informed about options and a smooth transition is planned

Working with the headteacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements

Ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEND up to date.

To ensure school attendance at EDP meetings for children due to transition to Oakfield during their final pre-school year

To accompany the SENCO at the children’s pre-school annual review

Oversee the quality of support and provision in place for children with SEND in the reception year

(From the SEND Code of Practice 0-25, 2015)

Mr Lee Williams (Lead Teacher Alternative Provision Unit)

Support to SENCO with APU.

Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the APU

Co-ordination of Individual Pupils Learning within the APU

Manages team of Behaviour Support Assistants

Liaison with parents for pupils with SEND within the APU

Mrs Suze Keynes – (Senior Leader) – Family Inclusion Officer

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Can be contacted via the School Office

Social  Care Liaison – Child Protection, Child in Need, TAF, CAF

Parenting Support

Advice and guidance to parents on benefits and other support including housing

Mrs Tracie Hayden – Behaviour Manager &  Mrs Alaine Westmore – Behaviour Support

Manager of Nurture Suite

Individual Behaviour Plans (IBPs) in consultation with teacher

Individual risk assessments

Provision of Social skills and Anxiety Groups

Supporting the individual child with integration back in to the classroom setting


Family Information Zone (FIZ)

Isle of Wight SEN Services

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Action

The National Autistic Society

ICAN (Speech & Language)

Dyspraxia Foundation


Further information is available from these sources: (Each is a link)

The Oakfield CE (Aided) Primary School  SEN Information report, policy and information documents,  are available by clicking the relevant button. Eileen Eaton Senior leader SENCO Lee Williams  Lead Teacher APU Suze Keynes  Family Inclusion Officer Tracie Hayden Inclusion Support Manager Alaine Westmore Behaviour Support Assistant SEN Information document 2017.pdf Fed SEND Policy 2017 FINAL Approved.pdf Early Years Foundation Stage Downloads Downloads Welcome to Oakfield Primary School About Contact Pre-school SEND & Inclusion Oakfield SEND 2017.pdf Oakfield Church of England Aided Primary School Ryde 10039660 PDF Final.pdf