Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Oasis’ ethos is based on an overarching theme of Inclusion; welcoming, encouraging and enabling all to achieve their best whatever the challenges may be in doing so.
As an Academy we:
- Identify children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and ensure provision is made in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice
- Have an appointed SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)
- Invest in targeted training for staff
- Ensure that teaching is inclusive and support practices are embedded throughout the academy
- Plan for transitions across all Key Stages
We do our very best to ensure that all pupils feel we comfortable, confident and challenged whilst studying with us. For students with Special Educational Needs we know that this means taking a different approach.
The Academy is committed to helping all students to flourish regardless of their specific needs. We believe that every person matters and it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to ensure that every student realises their potential.
If a student has special educational needs (SEND), the Academy will take every reasonable step to identify and meet them. Further information on the policy and provision for SEN can be downloaded to the right of this text.
In line with the Special Educational Needs (SEND) Code of Practice these children are placed on the Academy’s SEND register. Their progress is closely monitored and reviewed at regular intervals. Individual Education Plans may be written for children with Special Educational Needs and are reviewed with Parents/Carers at Parents/Carers’ Evenings or by arrangement. If necessary the Academy is able to access many support agencies in order to help meet their needs.
ICT (Information Communication Technology) is used to support all students, including those with learning difficulties, in accessing the curriculum.
Who are the best people at the Academy to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?
Our SENCo is Ms Janice Lewis. You can contact her either via the academy address or by telephone or email.
Tel: 01708 743 000
She is available to talk to about any issues you may have regarding to the care and education of your child, including whether they may have a special education need, whether their needs are being met or anything in their learning plans.
Please also feel free to contact our Principal, Jenni Elliott if you wish to escalate anything further, or further still to our Academy Council Chair Mrs Kerry Shipley via the Academy address.