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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

A member of our Senior Leadership Team, who is a qualified and experienced Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO), oversees the strategic leadership of our SEND provision. 

Our experienced and professional team of teaching assistants work directly under our SENDCO and Deputy SENDCO at the Olney Campus, and two Assistant SENDCOs at the Newport Pagnell Campus; they provide a comprehensive package of support to cater for a wide range of needs. The support for your child is personalised to fit their needs, in consultation with our specialist TAs, teaching staff, parents and outside agencies. We believe that the key to effective support is engaging the student and allowing them to target the areas in which they need support. Together with the school’s pastoral team, we assess, plan, do and review the support in place to ensure we provide for your child at every Key Stage, academically and socially.

Special Needs Co-ordinator: Sian Waterhouse

We have a range of Teaching Assistants working with students with special needs across the dual campus. These include HLTAs specialising in Maths or English, specialist sensory, behaviour, BTEC & vocational, autism and sixth form TAs. The team offers a range of 1:1 and small group interventions, as well as support within the classroom.

New queries must be submitted to SENDtriage@ousedale.org.uk which will then be directed to the appropriate member of the SEND management team and an initial telephone appointment with them will be made within 5 working days.  The telephone call may well lead to additional meetings in school as necessary, although we hope to resolve any concerns as quickly and early as possible; any further communication regarding the same query/issue will be directly with the allocated member of staff.  New SEND queries sent directly to members of staff will not be monitored.

Support for SEN students

SEND Information Report 2022

Special Needs Policies

SEND Information

Useful Information

Milton Keynes Council's local offer of services outside of education available to students with SEND can be accessed via the links below. This also gives information about how students' needs are assessed on requesting an Education, Health and Care Plan.