Learning Support

Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire believe every child deserves the best start. It’s why we run small class sizes (currently averaging 12 children per class), resulting in every child receiving one-to-one attention.

Our valued and highly experienced teachers, and support staff, are paramount to providing this individual support, and regularly continue their own professional development in specific areas of need; benefiting both the children in their care and their own progression.


Children with special educational needs

Our curriculum is designed to provide access and opportunity for all our pupils. Flexibility is key to ensure adaptations to curriculum delivery, meet the needs of individual children.

In addition, Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire aims to identify pupils with additional or more complex learning needs early in their school careers, to ensure appropriate learning support can be applied. Where necessary, an individual and personalised learning ‘support’ programme is implemented, including advice, strategies and materials for teachers and parents; this is based on the Graduated Approach of ‘Access / Plan / Do / Review’ and is reviewed half/termly, holistically involving school staff, pupil and parents alike.

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) personally coordinates all activities for children with additional learning support needs, liaising directly with both teachers and families.

WVS SEND Offer 2021

WVS Provision 2021

WVS ‘A Graduated Approach’ 2021

Our SENCo, Mrs Victoria Taylor, qualified with the University of Gloucester and additionally with the British Dyslexia Association and Dyslexia Action. Mrs Taylor undergoes continuous professional development to develop her knowledge, skills and practice, as a member of several professional SENCo forums and organisations, and continued SEND training.

If you would like to find out more about our Learning Support Department, please contact the Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire office: 01993 831793 to arrange a meeting with our Head Teacher (Mrs Amanda Douglas) and/or SENCo (Mrs Victoria Taylor).