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Special Educational Needs and Additional Needs

Special Education Needs and Disability


High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children at Marsh Baldon CE Primary School. Some children need educational provision that is additional and different to this; this is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014.


A child has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age has a learning difficulty or disability if she or he:


  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools


The governors and staff at Marsh Baldon 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 and become confident, independent individuals.


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.

Oxfordshire County Council Local Offer

The Code of Practice for SEN and Disability (2014) sets out guidance on how the needs of children and young people with SEN or disability should be met.  Oxfordshire's local offer has been developed with parents and young people.

The Local Offer can be found here: Oxfordshire Local Offer