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SEND at Oakwood Junior School


At Oakwood Junior School we have a graduated approach to SEND, ensuring early identification of needs and a continuum of support for children in order to enable them to make progress. Please refer to our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy, which outlines the purpose, nature and management of special educational needs within our school. SEND stands for special educational needs and/or a disability.



Definition of Special Educational Needs and Disability

The Code of Practice (2015) states that a child or young person (CYP) has a special educational need or disability if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they have :

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


Contacting our SENCO


SENCO- Mrs Fray 

You can contact her by:

calling the school office on 01332 571231


messaging on Dojo


The rest of the SEND Team are:

Mr Brown - SEND Teacher

Mr Stone - Learning Mentor

Miss Carter - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

What is the Special Educational Needs Information Report

Schools utilise the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by the school policy and the provision that the school is able to provide. Schools refer to this as ‘The Special Educational Needs Information Report.’ Please see the link below. 


Parent Support

Working in Collaboration with Parents and Carers

We aim for parents/carers to play a central part in supporting their child at school. At Oakwood Junior School we understand that no one knows a child better than their parent or carer and we endeavour to consult with parent/carers at every step of supporting your child.


If you think your child has additional needs then come in and discuss your concerns with the class teacher. It may highlight the need to monitor your child. At this meeting you will be able to discuss progress. You can also book appointment to see the SEND Lead. 

SEND newsletters from the SENCo Mrs Fray

Contact Information

Main School Office

Ms Whitehead

Mrs Derbyshire

Ms McDonnell

01332 571231
Head TeacherMrs
Deputy Head/SENCOMrs

Learning Mentor

SEND GovernorMr


Support we Offer to the Children and Parent/Carers at Oakwood Junior School

How do you Apply for a School Placement?

We believe that our admissions criteria should not discriminate against pupils with SEND and had due regard for the practice advocated in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. Places within our school are admitted through the Local authority. We will consult with the Local Authority, parents and the child's current setting to ensure that provision is appropriate and can meet the needs of the individual child.


For more information go to: School admissions - Derby City Council 

Equalities Act

We pay due respect to all the Protected Characteristics highlighted in the Equalities Act 2015. 


Click here to read the Odyssey Collaborative Trust Equality Statement

How to find out more information about SEND in Derby City

Derby City's SEND Local Offer is an online stop shop for parents and young people to find out about all the services and support on offer to children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in the city. 

Derby's SEND Local Offer

Derbyshire Local Offer

Complaints form parents/Carers/of Children who have SEND

Due to the inclusive and parent friendly philosophy of our school, we enjoy excellent and mutually supportive relationships with the parents and cares of our pupils. However, if there are any complaints relating to the provision for children with SEND these can be dealt with in the first instance by emailing the Head Teacher who is accessible at  or contact the school 01332 571231. 


Odyssey Collaborative Trust's Complaints Policy can be found HERE


Additional Information

School Information Report Jan 2024

Supporting children with SEND during remote learning