Special Educational Needs & Disability

The Learning Support Department exists to help any pupil with the way that they learn and in particular to support those pupils who have learning difficulties and disabilities. Our aim is to support pupils in a caring and sensitive way so that they can maximise their potential.

The Learning Support Team consists of  full-time teachers, with additional support from Teaching Assistants working across the whole school curriculum. Liaision with our partner Primary Schools, subject teachers, the pastoral team and outside agencies ensures the sharing of a wide range of information.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Bryony Bowers. She can be contacted on 01235 814444 or email bbowers@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk

Please find below relevant documents for Inclusion & Learning Support.

Annual Report to Parents and Governors on Provision for SEN

DAP Statement


SEN Information Report

Teaching Staff

Mrs F Foster, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion (currently on maternity leave) – ffoster@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Miss E Jones, Deputy Inclusion Co-ordinator – ejones@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Mrs R Chenery, Deputy Inclusion Co-ordinator - rchenery@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Ms S Froud (Dyslexia Teacher)
Miss H Neal (HLTA)
Mrs C Carnell (TA)
Mr S Davies (TA)
Mrs D Dobson (TA)
Miss R Leonard (TA)
Mrs D McConnell (TA)
Mrs T Morris (TA)

Learning Support provides:

  • Up-to-date assessment data
  • Advice to subject teachers to help them to meet individual needs
  • Small group teaching in English in years 7-11
  • Help with homework and coursework through our popular homework club which meets daily at lunch times and every evening after school except Mondays.
  • ICT support
  • Behaviour/Anger Management support.
  • Dyslexia support.

The support offered to a pupil will be unique and individual to that pupil and based around their needs. We believe in matching the right provision to the individuals which enables them to continue to make progress and be successful in all aspects of their education.

There are many different interventions which at some point your son may be involved in. At St Birinus School we run our interventions through 4 additional Learning and Intervention Zones.

  • The Communication Zone
  • The Maths and Science Zone
  • The Inclusion Zone
  • The Social Zone

A member of the Inclusion Team is available to advise and support parents.

Back to Top