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Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice (OAIP)

Most children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities will have needs that can be met by effective use of the resources that are already available in their mainstream school or setting.

The ‘Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice’ (OAIP) guide provide examples of how resources can be used to deliver effective strategies as part of good quality teaching and inclusive classroom practice.

The SEND Code of Practice calls this ‘ordinarily available’ provision.

Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice (OAIP) guide

Section 1: Describes the ‘reasonable adjustments’ that can be made through quality first teaching.

Section 2: Provides examples of tailored approaches and strategies that can be made to meet the individual needs of a child or young person. This section has been arranged by SEND areas of need for ease of access.

A separate Annex for section 2 has been include for Early Years settings to highlight some of the tailored approaches for our youngest children.

Annex section 2 Early Years Ordinarily Available Practice Guide

The OAIP as been written with West Sussex schools, settings, parent carers and partners and focused on the types of support mainstream schools or settings can provide for children and young people without needing a statutory Education, Health and Care Plan.