SEN Information Report


Round Oak School SEN Information Report 16-17


What kinds of SEN are provided for?

Round Oak School provides for students with a broad spectrum of need ranging from Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties, Sensory Impairment, communication disorders, ASD, and associated complexity of need.

Admission criteria

All student admissions are dealt with by the local authority although all parents considering an application for a place are advised to visit the school first.

Arrangements for consulting parents of students  with SEN and involving them in their children’s educations

Round Oak School has a full programme of parents afternoons throughout the year, we offer one to one consultations with staff at all levels at any time. The annual review or EHCP meetings include all relevant professionals and parents. Our parental support officer is available to support parents at these meetings.

The Head Teacher meets when requested with any parent who wishes to meet

Arrangements for consulting young people with SEN and involving them in their education.

Consultation with students is done in a number of ways

  • ·         Student opinions  are sought prior to Annual Review or  EHCP meetings
  • ·         School Council
  • ·         Student surveys
  • ·         Self review of IEPS

Arrangements for assessing and reviewing student progress towards outcomes

Assessment is carried out through .

  • ·         all class teaching        
  • ·         formal assessment times of the year.
  • ·         Pupil passport monitoring
  • ·         At year end reporting

Progress is reviewed by.

  • ·         Class teachers
  • ·         Students
  • ·         Parents
  • ·         Governors

It is reported to.

  • ·         Students
  • ·         Parents
  • ·         Governors
  • ·         LA
  • ·         Agencies as necessary



Arrangements for supporting students moving between phases of education and preparing for adulthood

Transition arrangements exists at all points of transitions

Primary to Secondary School

  • ·         Parent/student visits
  • ·         Staff visits to primary feeder schools
  • ·         Student visits to school ranging from a few hours to a day.
  • ·         HOD attends final Annual Review at feeder school
  • ·         Invitations to curriculum opportunities given
  • ·         Timetable of transition visits in place
  • ·         Parents afternoon from students and parents
  • ·         Moving up day

Secondary school to college

  • ·         All of the above
  • ·         Taster sessions at college

Students joining mid year

  • ·         Part time placements
  • ·         Visits to school

Transfer between classes and key stages

  • ·         Moving up day
  • ·         Informal opportunities

Preparing for adulthood

  • ·         Work placements
  • ·         Appropriate accreditation  opportunities
  • ·         Life skills programme
  • ·         Travel training
  • ·         Supported internships available at local employers
  • ·         Micros business opportunities developed in school


The approach to teaching students with SEN

The approach to teaching students with SEN is varied and designed to meet the needs of the individual

  • ·         Small group
  • ·         Whole class
  • ·         Individual session
  • ·         Interventions
  • ·         Specialist input – vision, hearing, mobility
  • ·         Total Communication
  • ·         Teacch methods
  • ·         Pecs



How adaptation are made to the curriculum and the learning environment of students with SEN

The curriculum..

  • ·         Delivered in small chunks
  • ·         Adapted for individual participation
  • ·         Use of IT and specialist equipment 
  • ·         High level of staffing in each room
  • ·         Clear pathway from entry in to exit
  • ·         Extensive enrichment programme
  • ·         Students follow core and accredited pathways

Learning environment.

  • ·         Classrooms have been adapted to suit a range of needs.
  • ·         Two rooms in school have been sent up for students with a range of communication and sensory difficulties
  • ·         A suite of rooms have been created for students with a high range of need
  • ·         A quiet dining room has been created for students with sensory difficulties

Additional support for learning is available for students with SEN

School offers a range of support

A variety of therapists and support assistants are available...

  • ·         Occupational health, Physiotherapy, Art therapy,  animal interventions , hydrotherapy, Music Therapies
  • ·         School Educational Psychologist
  • ·         School Counsellor
  • ·         School Nurse
  • ·         Dedicated schools careers adviser
  • ·         Job coaches
  • ·         Autism support
  • ·         Intervention and CAF officer
  • ·         Class rooms have a high level of staffing.
  • ·         Pupil premium helps to fund some of the additional staffing costs
  • ·         High needs funding is applied for if a student needs change significantly


The expertise and training of staff to support pupils with SEN, including how specialist  expertise will be secured 

Round Oak School has a very experienced and well trained staff. We are flexible in our approach and can act swiftly if additional training is required. We have undertaken all statutory training and refreshers as well has training to enhance our provision

  • ·         Team Teach
  • ·         Safeguarding
  • ·         Specific medical interventions/administration
  • ·         Dysphagia
  • ·         Use of teaching assistants
  • ·         Moving and Handling
  • ·         Teacch
  • ·         TSI Training
  • ·         Literacy/ speech and language including Makaton
  • ·         First Aid

Training is often cascaded through each department so all benefit

How equipment and facilities to support children and young people with SEN will be secured

Round Oak is a purpose built school with a range of specialist rooms and equipment suitable for students with a range of needs. School has been proactive in modifying the school to fit the changing needs of the student population.

We have in the last few years modified two class rooms to provide low stimulating environments, provided a quiet dining room.

We liaise with a range of agencies and therapists to ensure specialist input.


How the effectiveness of the provision made for pupils with SEN is evaluated

The effectiveness of provision is made through..

  • ·         Pupil progress records
  • ·         Assessment data
  • ·         Classroom observations
  • ·         Analysis of attendance data
  • ·         Analysis of significant incident data
  • ·         Pupil comments
  • ·         Parental comments
  • ·         Governors visits


Support for improving emotional development

This should include extra pastoral support arrangements for listening to the views of pupils with SEN and measures to prevent bullying


  • ·         Curriculum
  • ·         Life skills approach
  • ·         Choir of Life and other enrichment activities
  • ·         Small group work
  • ·         Individual Intervention strategies
  • ·         School Counsellor
  • ·         Bully box and bully buster
  • ·         Playground Guardians
  • ·         Prefect system
  • ·         Developing pastoral hub
  • ·         Additional staffing to support students in receipt of Pupil Premium
  • ·         Student School Council
  • ·         Student questionnaire
  • ·         PSHE curriculum

How the school involves other bodies, including health and social care bodies LA support services and voluntary sector organisations, in meeting the students SEN and supporting their families


  • ·         All statutory process. Annual Reviews, EHCP, Professional Meetings, CAF meetings.
  • ·         Through curriculum enrichment
  • ·         Links with charities and respite providers
  • ·         Admissions panel half termly
  • ·         Parent teacher Association

Arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN about provision made at school

All complaints from Parents and Carers are handled by the Head. If in the event of a complaint being unresolved then the parent/carer is advised to contact the Chair of School Governors.

If necessary the complaint can go to mediation or Governors hearing




Contact details of support services for parents of pupils with SEN

ILEAP Warwickshire – 01789 26064 -  24 hour answerphone

Warwickshire Education Portal – 01926 412210

Take a Break Warwickshire – 02476644909 - 02476385888 –

PHAB youth club –

SENDIAS - 02476366054

Warwickshire welfare rights - 02476372069

Warwickshire family information service - 08450908044

Help with the EHCP process – Core Assetts - 01527556480

 ENTRUST Partnership – 07721198122

 Young Carers Project - 02476217740


Named contacts within the school for students or parents with concerns

If you have concerns around any of the provision at Round Oak please e mail or telephone the Head Teacher


The schools contribution to the local offer and where the LA offer is published

The Local Offer has been written in consultation of all relevant parties and appears on the Local Authority website