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

Services to help children, young people and families with general, specialist and therapeutic needs.

For the next 12 months they will be held on the second Wednesday of each month in County Hall, New Road, Oxford

Organisations and groups for parents and carers around Oxfordshire.

It includes an introduction for parents, a detailed glossary of words and acronyms that you may come across and guidance about good practice when holding a review meeting.

Life beyond school for young people with special educational needs or disability

Community Special School caters for children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties aged two to sixteen Catchment area: West Oxfordshire 01993 703963

Services to help children and young people with their learning, health and social care needs.

You can also view a list of all independent and non-maintained special schools in England.

The local offer is reviewed every six months and the reports include page view statistics, feedback, you said/we did, and key developments. View our latest report (pdf format, 625Kb) and previous reports May 2015 (pdf format, 465Kb) and November 2015 (pdf format, 562Kb).

Choose and deliver books to those who cannot get to a library - volunteer today Find out more about Home library service

Many of the above are in the process of being updated and will be replaced as they become available

Watch the Department of Education video about the Local Offer

Staff at early years settings (like pre-schools and nurseries) and schools and academies will work with you to discuss any concerns and identify needs so that your child receives the right teaching as quickly as possible.

(Full contact details can be found using the schools list)

An approved list of specialist institutions is available on the Department for Education website

If you would like to find out more about the SEN system, or are looking for a chance to talk things through, join us at one of our free Wednesday morning Talking Points drop-in sessions. These advice sessions run from 10am-11.30am.

What special educational needs and disability means and how to get the help that you need.

You may also wish to talk to your GP or health visitor if you are worried that your child has special educational needs.

All areas will be inspected on how well they have been putting the SEND reforms into practice. Read Oxfordshire's briefing for parents and carers (pdf format, 230Kb) and Ofsted/the Care Quality Commission's information for families to find out more about these inspections.

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The Schools Accessibility Strategy - revised 2013 (pdf format, 408Kb) helps schools, parents and young people understand what this means, with practical examples of how it can help children and young people to be included at school.

Every child's needs are considered on an individual basis, these indicators (pdf format, 179 KB) provide guidance for professionals for cases where special provision may be required or requested.

It’s time to get your chimney swept ready for those cosy nights by the fire Find out more

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

Foundation Special School caters for children with emotional and social difficulties aged seven to eighteen Catchment area: Oxfordshire 01865 558722

Caters for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties aged five to eleven Catchment area: Oxfordshire 01865 557004

Information on careers advice and resources for parents is available on this page.

Do you have concerns about your child's education or would like some help in approaching school or nursery? Would you like support at a meeting or to talk through what you want to say? Would


We have various guides for parents, which you can download below.

Speech, Language and Communication Autistic Spectrum Disorder Hearing Impairment

Oxfordshire's Local Offer has been developed with parents and young people. Details of the development and what we have done in response to suggestions for improving it are in our document Preparing and reviewing Oxfordshire’s Local Offer (pdf format, 233Kb).

Physical Disability Autistic Spectrum Disorder Speech, Language and Communication

Alternatively contact and address details can be found using the Oxfordshire schools search.

(Formerly Parent Partnership) - offers impartial information, advice and support to parents

Leisure, recreation and social activities and opportunities and how access and enjoy them safely.

Community Special School caters for children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties aged two to nineteen Catchment area: Oxford City 01865 777878         

The Code of Practice for SEN and Disability (2014) set out guidance on how the needs of children and young people with SEN or disability should be met. Our web pages tell you how this is done in Oxfordshire, gathering together in one place the information, advice and sources of support that parents, children and young people will find useful.

Community Special School caters for children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties aged two to nineteen Catchment area: Bicester, Kidlington and surrounding villages 01869 242182

Caters for children with complex moderate learning difficulties and with emotional and behavioural difficulties, aged five to eighteen Catchment area: Oxfordshire 01865 747606