Stage 1 – Initial referral either by parent(s)/carer(s), local authority or advocate acting on the parent(s)’ behalf
- We request as much information as possible including educational, medical and any safeguarding reports to assist with the decision on whether to proceed with the referral.
- We work with parents/carers and external agencies to ensure that decisions on whether to offer an assessment visit are based on complete, accurate, reliable and up to date information.
Stage 2 – Interview
- A member of the admissions team will arrange an online interview with the family.
- The interview is a conversation with the Admissions Team to find out more about the student. It is a chance for yourself to ask any questions you have about LVS Oxford and for the Admissions Team to get a better understanding of the needs and profile of the student.
Stage 3 – School based assessment visit
- When a decision has been made that the young person meets the admission criteria and there are places available in the relevant key stage, an assessment visit to the school will be arranged
- The assessment period will include participation in timetabled activities
- The school may request an additional assessment visit
Stage 4 – Transition into school
- Following successful assessment visits a placement will be offered
- Any placement offered will be subject to the full cost of the placement unless there has been prior agreement between the placing authority and the school
- Following acceptance of the place and confirmation of funding, a transition plan will be agreed
- Sometimes, a graduated transition and reduced timetable is required in order to re-engage the young person in learning
- Each young person is supported by relevant staff as determined in the transition plan
- A Post Entry Review is booked with parents at around 6 weeks. It is an opportunity to talk about what is working well, what could be working better and potential action points.