Oxford Academy

Sensory and/or Physical Needs

My Child requires Support due to a Sensory or Physical Disabilty

Children who have a sensory or physical disability often need support to be able to access educational facilities and resources. Support is put into place depending on the severity of the disability. This might be a Visual or Hearing Impairment (VI or HI), a Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) or a Physical Disability (PD). These students are likely on the same cognitive level as their peers, but require support or specialst equipment to access the same opportunities.    

What We Can Offer

All students at The Oxford Academy can access schemes of work with appropriate differentiations of tasks and materials and outcomes. Lessons are planned with a range of engaging activities, progress tracking, homework policies and homework clubs.

For students requiring more specific support, a number of measures can be put into place. This may include:

  • Pupil passports for all SEND students which are kept on hand by teachers
  • Supported break time clubs
  • After school homework support (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • In-class Teaching and Learning Assistant support
  • Smaller class/set size
  • Differentiated/modified tasks and teaching materials
  • Timeout card
  • Toilet pass
  • Exam Access Arrangements
    • Scribes
    • Extra Time
    • Reader
    • Word Processor
    • Delayed Start
    • Rest Breaks
    • Enlarged Paper
  • Alternative Curriculum
    • Individualised timetables
    • Reduced timetable/home tuition