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Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice (OAIP)

Most children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities have needs that can be met by the resources, staff and specialists already available to their mainstream school.

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

The West Sussex ‘Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice’ guide has been co-written with schools, education settings, parent carers and partners and contains examples of good inclusive classroom practice to inform your schools provision. The OAIP is organised into two sections:

  1. Section 1: ‘Quality First Teaching’ expectations
  2. Section 2: Ordinarily available support for children and young people in mainstream settings
  3. Annex Section 2: Early Years ordinarily available support for children and young people in early years settings (including reception classes)

The guide details the kind of support mainstream schools can provide for children and young people without needing a statutory Education, Health and Care Plan.

Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice Guide Nov 2021

Last updated 24 November 2021

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