Policy, guidance and resources

Guidance for maintained schools and academies.

Quality First Teaching

YouTube video has been produced by Oxfordshire’s School Inclusion Team (OXSIT) about Quality First Teaching to help schools maximise progress for all learners.

Visit www.oxsit.org.uk to find out more about how the team work with schools to improve outcomes for learners vulnerable to under-achievement.

SEN Support

SEN Support in Oxfordshire Schools and Settings provides a clear and consistent approach across Oxfordshire. This guidance has been written for settings and schools (both maintained and academies) at foundation years and primary (doc format, 441Kb) and secondary levels (doc format, 250Kb).

Please use the updated sections for Social, Emotional and Mental Health for Foundation stage (pdf format, 400KB) and SEHM years 1-13 (pdf format, 400KB)

Local Offer - Guidance and procedures for providers 

Early years


Education, health and care plans

Person centered planning

‘All About Me’ person-centred planning guidance (pdf format, 378Kb)

Requesting an EHC Needs Assessment

Annual reviews

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have developed the following guidance:

School SEN information report

As part of the Local Offer requirements all maintained schools and academies must publish an annual information report on their website from September 2014. It must be updated at least annually. Oxfordshire has produced a template and ideas of what to include in the information report. School SEN Information Report skeleton (doc format, 23Kb)

The Code of Practice (June 2014) extract (pdf format, 144Kb) details what must be included in the SEN information report. Schools are able to set this out in any way they choose but the information provided must be easily accessible by parents and young people and written in clear, straightforward language.

These are examples of how some schools have presented their information reports:




All training courses can be found and applied for via the eBooking system; search for the course by topic e.g. SEN or INSET

Strategy policy and guidance

Examples of inter-authority SEN top-up funding guidance packs