Special Educational Needs


At Fitzharrys we are proud of all of our students, and we are proud to be a fully inclusive school. The strong pastoral care, good behaviour and ethos for learning provide a sure foundation for all students, especially those who have learning differences.

Our SEN team is made of dedicated staff, each with their own areas of specialism and range of experiences to help get the best from and for each student. We have a welcoming base in the Learning Support Department, with a large dedicated classroom, a suite of smaller rooms and a special quiet zone.

We have also invested in some exciting new technology to support students and their progress, building on our very successful interventions.

Fitzharrys hosts the OCC Communication and Interaction Resource Base. Applications to the Base are made through Oxfordshire County Council. Parents can book a tour of the base and the school to look round. 

Students with SEN do very well at Fitzharrys, and their exam results show that their time at school really adds value. We are proud to be an inclusive and diverse school where everyone is nurtured and supported to succeed.

We take extra care over the transition and induction of students with SEN. We have an extra induction day for some Year 6 students before they join, and students often visit a number of times over the course of Year 6. We welcome students and parents in to school to discuss any issues and ensure a happy and confident start to their time at Fitzharrys.


Mrs J Smith  - SENCo

Specific Learning Difficulties Co-ordinator:
Mrs H Letourneau-Edwards
Learning Support Assistants:
Miss P Breedon
Ms R Gallagher    
Miss C Gorringe  
Miss R Passmore
Mr C Searby             

useful links

To view the most recent Fitzharrys School SEN Report - please click here. (The SEN report is updated every year in term 2).

Important information about the Oxfordshire County Council Local Offer for SEN and disability. Click here

A wide range of very useful websites for parents of children with SEN. Click here