Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice (OAIP)

A classroom guide to support all teaching and learning staff. Includes prompts, strategies and examples of good practice to support children and young people.

The additional needs of most children and young people can be met by inclusive quality first teaching and reasonable adjustments through the funding and resources that are already or ‘ordinarily’ available in their mainstream school or setting. The SEND Code of Practice calls this ‘ordinarily available’ provision.

Our ‘Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice’ (OAIP) guide highlights these expectations and effective strategies that can ‘ordinarily’ be provided for a child or young person without the need of an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Hard copies of the OAIP can be purchased via the Stores function in Services for Schools website. Alternatively, you can email: ToolsforSchools@westsussex.gov.uk.

This guide has been co-written with West Sussex schools, academies, early years settings, post 16 providers, governors and trustees, parent carers, local authority officers and other specialists and is used to inform mainstream practice.

  • 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 included for Early Years settings to highlight some of the tailored approaches for our youngest children.