We do our utmost to ensure that students' needs are met in the mainstream classroom wherever possible. Staff in the Learning Support Faculty work closely with teachers and other colleagues in all subjects to ensure that work set is differentiated and appropriate. Staff are given strategies to support each individual student, providing materials and training to aid where necessary. But where more individualised support and/or teaching is required, this is usually led by Learning Support staff.

We also work closely with a range of professionals outside school to provide informed pastoral support, and to support learning, based on students’ specific, individual needs.

Listening to children and young people, working with parents and listening to their aspirations and those of their children, and to achieve the most appropriate provision, are all key elements in all our work.

If parents have concerns with their primary school child’s support and academic progress, they are encouraged to talk, in the first instance, to their primary school SENCo, and/or the Education Officer supporting the primary school, and to contact Oxfordshire's Special Educational Needs Support Service (01865 456702).

This link to an animation explains how a child or young person can receive support and help through an Education, Health and Care Plan (an EHC Plan): http://vimeo.com/105132372.

For enquiries relating to SEND students and Faculty staff please contact the SEN Administrator on 01865 755285 or DCA@cheneyschool.org


Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion

Ms Astrid Fox


Joint SENCo and Co-Head of Faculty for SEND

Dr Richard Coombs


Lead SENCo and Co-Head of Faculty for SEND

Ms Veronique McCoy


Assistant SENCO

Miss Teresa Partlett


SEN administrator

Mrs Denize Clanfield


HLTA/ Exams access

Miss Helen Rickards


SEN Pastoral Lead

Mrs Ann Blair


Specialist teacher for exams access arrangements

Mrs Nicci Brassey

SEN teacher

Miss Jessica McCabe


SEN teacher & ASDAN lead

Miss Chiara Barnato


Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Miss Evie Higgins

Cover supervisor/ teaching assistant

Miss Jenni Mair

Ms Abigail Slater
Miss Najada Myrto
Miss Sarah-Jayne Lockyer
Miss Stephanie Giles