OXSIT Inclusion Consultants are experienced SENCOs and school leaders. We offer support to primary and secondary schools across Oxfordshire to:

  • Improve inclusive practice
  • Improve engagement in education
  • Improve progress and attainment of learners vulnerable to under-achievement

We support the strategic development of inclusion provision in schools, focusing on early identification and improving provision for pupils at SEN Support by developing an effective graduated response that improves learner outcomes.

We teach on the master's level course for the National Award for SENCOs (NASENCO) at Oxford Brookes University. We also provide training for governors and school leaders. This includes conducting SEN and Pupil Premium reviews for schools and supporting development planning.

We ensure our clients get the most up-to-date research, advice and guidance to support inclusive practice in mainstream schools.

We can help your school and school leaders to

  • Be confident that self-evaluation is robust for pupils with disabilities and SEN, including triangulation of evidence across the school and preparing for OFSTED.
  • Develop high-quality inclusive teaching across the school
  • Develop provision for pupils with SEND across the school
  • Monitor and improve Inclusive teaching and learning – using book looks, deep dives, learning walks, teaching assistant observations
  • Improve and develop effective SEND systems and processes response that focus on pupil progress towards outcomes, e.g., provision mapping, Pupil Profiles, the assess, plan, do, review cycle as part of the graduated
  • Set up interventions and develop effective monitoring and evaluation systems to evaluate the impact of interventions through provision management
  • Develop provision for pupils with SEMH needs and behaviours that challenge
  • Meet the needs of EAL learners and monitor their progress effectively
  • Monitor the effective deployment of teaching assistants by sharing best practice evidence in this area
  • Complete a whole school review of inclusion using our updated SEND Review for Supported Self-Evaluation

We can help your school by

  • Supporting strategic developments to improve SEND practices and provision
  • Training, supporting and developing the SENCO in their unique role in school
  • Supporting new SENCOs with frequent and regular visits throughout their first year in post
  • Training and coaching staff as they seek to develop high-quality teaching for pupils with SEND
  • Improving confidence, knowledge and skills in meeting the needs of pupils with SEND
  • Signposting SENCOs to the right support in relation to individual children or young people
  • Providing up-to-date information for schools on local and national developments

We offer training for all staff, SENCOs and TAs on various special educational needs, interventions and assessments, inclusive teaching and learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs and effective deployment of TAs. See Oxfordshire | Education Services for our courses each term and our full CPD offer.

Key benefits to the school

  • Knowledgeable, skilful and experienced professionals focused on school improvement and SEND
  • In-depth knowledge of good practices in the county to enable the sharing of knowledge and expertise
  • Up-to-date information relating to national developments
  • Development for all teachers and teaching assistants to enhance confidence and effectiveness with inclusive teaching
  • Support for SENCOs with developing strategic leadership of SEND

Further Information

Contact the Oxfordshire Schools Inclusion Team (OXSIT) via OXSIT@oxfordshire.gov.uk 

If your school is not a member, you can still access courses, consultancy and training to support inclusive practice in your setting on a 'pay as you use' basis.

Annual subscription offers 2024-2025

Foundation package - £291

A comprehensive offer to support you as a SENDCo in being able to strategically lead on SEND in your school by bringing together key resources, news and updates from across the local area and the national context.

This package includes:

  • monthly newsletter to keep you fully informed
  • access to all our members-only web resources
  • regular Q&A with experts
  • termly inclusion briefings
  • three-part training session for teaching assistants

Foundation Package Plus- £791

On top of our comprehensive foundation package, this package offers you:

  • An initial online meeting to support development planning for SEND in line with your SDP and to map out your school's needs for SEND.
  • One day of OXSIT consultancy time to provide bespoke support to the school.

Consultancy Packages (includes foundation package membership for free)

Support from packages is tailored to the needs of your school and your staff to improve provision and outcomes for pupils with SEND. It can include elements from any other specific consultancy packages. Includes access to ongoing advice from your Inclusion Consultant throughout the year. 

We can help you to: develop high quality inclusive teaching, develop provision for pupils with SEND in class and in intervention, monitor and improve inclusive teaching and learning – using book looks, deep dives, learning walks, teaching assistant observations, improve and develop SEND systems and processes e.g., provision mapping, pupil profiles, the assess, plan, do, review cycle, train teachers and TAs, prepare for Ofsted.

Contact us at OXSIT@Oxfordshire.gov.uk for further details and ideas on how you could make the best use of the consultancy time.

  • OXSIT package 1 (three days) - £1,639
  • OXSIT package 2 (four days) - £2,185
  • OXSIT package 3 (six days) - £3,277

Supporting your SENCO to prepare for the Ofsted package

A package of 2 half-day visits to support your SENCO, SEND Governor, and middle leaders to prepare for Ofsted. (£500)

Half day 1:

  • Meeting with SENCO and HT/ SENDCO line manager to discuss SDP and SEND, and questions relating to SEND and the curriculum.
  • Meeting with SENCFO to discuss questions Ofsted will likely ask and a chance to practice and develop answers.

Half day 2: 

  • Learning walk with SENFCO to look at provision for specific pupils in relation to their EHC Plans or Pupil Profiles including looking at books in class and asking questions about provision. This could also include a middle leader e.g., subject lead or HOD to focus on provision for pupils with SEND in a particular curriculum area and consider how the curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of leaners with SEND
  • Meeting with SENFCO and SEND Governor to discuss questions Ofsted will likely ask and a chance to practice and develop answers
  • Meeting with SENDCO and HT or SENCO line manager to discuss next steps in preparing for Ofsted

Packages for specific SEND

Behaviour Support package

A package of 2 half day visits to support staff to improve inclusion for an individual learner with SEMH and behaviours that challenge. (£500).

Half day 1:

  • Discussion with SENCO about pupil
  • Observation of pupil
  • Review of SEND file and support to date 
  • ISP meeting with key staff

Half day 2 (pm visit): 

  • Observation of pupil
  • Follow up meeting to discuss progress and next steps
  • 1-hour staff meeting on ‘A Graduated approach to SEMH and behaviours that challenge’

Dyslexia and literacy difficulties package

  • £500

A package of 2 half day visits to include:

  • Assessment of pupils of concern using tools including PhAB 2, LAPack, NARA, YARC (2 hours)
  • 1 x 1-hour staff meeting on dyslexia
  • Literacy difficulties SEND surgery for teachers and SENCO to discuss strategies to support particular pupils

TAs/SENCO can observe suitable assessments to build inhouse capacity for the future. 

An assessment report summary will be provided for each pupil assessed. NB this will not be a diagnosis of dyslexia. 

Training Packages

SEND Online training package 1 

A package of 4 x 1 -1.5 hr online staff meetings on MS Teams on any of the courses OXSIT offer throughout the year which can be personalised to your setting’s needs.

  • £612

Select from the following sessions.

  1. Neurodivergent Learners Series: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and writing difficulties, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Executive Function Working Memory and Cognitive Load, Moderate Learning Difficulties, ADHD, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, SEMH and behaviours that challenge
  2. Adaptive Teaching part 1 and part 2
  3. Other courses: Meeting the needs of EAL learners, Effective TA practice to develop independent learners, Effective Deployment of TAs for teachers, The Graduated Approach and effective SEN support provision, Training on administering assessments for SEND