Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

Olga Jesior-Tiffert – SEN Co-ordinator  – 01865 959290


Rose Hill Primary School welcomes and provides for children and young people with a range of educational needs, including those with:

Communication and interaction- speech, language and communication needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder including Aspergers Syndrome and Autism.

Cognition and learning moderate non-specific learning difficulties, and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia.

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties– behaviour reflecting underlying mental health or emotional difficulties, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attachment disorder.

Sensory and/or physical needs– hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairments or physical disability.


Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator is Olga Jesior-Tiffert

She works closely with all staff, the Headteacher, parents/carers and outside agencies ensuring the best possible provision for children with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND).


What support is available to my child?

We adopt a whole school approach to SEND that involves all staff adhering to a model of good practice, at the heart of which is the entitlement of all children to receive Quality First Teaching.

All children will receive:

  • Quality First Teaching by their class teacher
  • Access to multisensory resources
  • Individual targets
  • Guided teaching in small groups/ individually with the class teacher/ teaching assistant
  • On-going assessments to monitor progress and attainment
  • Curriculum adapted to take account of the needs of pupils

Some children will receive (Targeted Support):

  • Small group or 1:1 interventions run by a Teaching Assistant or teacher and focusing on areas of need or gaps in learning.
  • Sometimes it may also be appropriate to run more detailed assessments and provide access to an additional adult.


What specialist expertise does the school have access to?

Our in school expertise includes:

  • A SENCo, who actively engages with local and national opportunities to share best practice and keep abreast of current local and national initiatives and policy
  • Home School Link Workers who provide a range of support to families
  • Art Room offering art as therapy to increase children’s self-esteem, self-confidence and independence

What specialist support services does the school work with?

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • SENSS who support children with communication and language, sensory needs and physical needs
  • Oxfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS)
  • Oxfordshire School Inclusion Team
  • Hearing Impairment Support Service
  • Autism Advisory Service
  • The Virtual School
  • Children’s Social Care
  • School Nurse/ Health Visitor


You can contact Olga on01865 959290 or by emailing her ssencorh@rosehillprimary.org


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