Information for Parents

The local offer for SEN and Disability (SEND) brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with SEND.

Please click on this web link for further information

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/special-educational-needs-and-disability-local-offer

Transport

Most of the children travel to and from school on transport provided by the Local Authority. This provides an agreement between parents, transport operators and the County Council. Transport is contracted to bring the children to school by the times specified for each site. All drivers and escorts who transport children between home and school must wear badges of authorisation when collecting and delivering them.
Integrated Transport - 01865 815328.

School Meals

At the Bronze Barrow meals are provided by the Oxfordshire County service, ‘Food and More.’ If you wish your child to have a school meal the correct amount should be sent in a named purse or envelope on Monday mornings for the whole week. If your child is absent during the week, the money will be credited to the next week. Payment for School meals can be given in advance for up to half a term. If you wish to pay by cheque please make it payable to Oxfordshire County Council. The cost of a school meal is £2.10.

The current menu, starting on 27th February 2017, can be found here. *Amendment to menu: Monday of week 1 will not include ham & cheese pizza and Friday of week 3 will not include the salmon nuggets.

At Wood Green School most of the Springfield pupils eat in the School ‘Restaurant’ and pay on a daily basis. Woodgreen school publishes its menu on a weekly basis.

If you are in receipt of Income Support your child will be eligible to receive free school meals. Please inform the School Office of your Income Support number as soon as possible.
All pupils are welcome to bring a packed lunch and will eat with the other children.

School Uniform

At the Bronze Barrow Springfield and Madley Brook Schools have developed a shared uniform. For those based at Wood Green Secondary School the Woodgreen school uniform is compulsory. It is possible for Springfield pupils to wear appropriately coloured jogging bottoms, or the equivalent, to assist with independence skills. Please contact the school office for purchasing information and please do ensure that all clothes are named.

School Nurse and Medical Services

Our school nurse, Juliet Foster, is responsible for all medical issues including specialised diets. To ensure she is fully informed about all pupils she will contact parents to arrange to meet them to prior to the admission of their child to the school. She also supervises the general health and welfare of the children and supports the class staff.

Juliet can be contacted through the school office or on her mobile: 07889309496

The Consultant Community Paediatrician regularly holds clinics at the Springfield site. An Orthotics clinic is occasionally held in school and an Orthoptist runs termly clinics for specific children.

Please send in disposable continence products for those children who require them. Please send either a daily supply or enough nappies to last a few weeks.

If your child requires medication during the school day, please complete a form which can be sent home from the school. The School Nurse trains class staff in administering medication. If the medication is altered at any time, please ensure that you inform the school immediately.

All medicines sent into School must be clearly labeled with your child's name, otherwise they cannot be administered. They are stored securely in a locked cabinet.

Support Services

The school has a strong partnership with NHS therapists. Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work closely with our class staff to develop individual programmes which can be carried out over the whole school week. They also give advice to help the school purchase suitable equipment for pupils as well as organise the provision of equipment for home. The occupational therapists assess the children for seating, including wheelchairs and also advise staff on activities for those children with perceptual difficulties.

Teachers from the Visual Impairment Service and the Hearing Impairment Service visit the school to assess pupils and to advise staff. An Educational Psychologist is available for advice on specific educational problems.

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