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 SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator)
- Invest in whole Academy and targeted training for staff
- Ensure that teaching is inclusive and support practices are embedded throughout the Academy
- Ensure that all teachers understand that they are teachers of SEND
- Plan for transitions across all Key Stages
We do our very best to ensure that all students 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.
Our staff are all fully trained and have regular updated training on working with SEN students to help them reach their potential. This includes, where appropriate, providing support through planned interventions such as numeracy, literacy, language and communication, and emotional literacy.
Our Commitment to Equality
Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Oasis. We have a passion to include everyone and a deep desire to treat everyone equally. We accept others for who they are and respect differences.
The Academy’s aim is to ensure that all its students achieve their full potential, regardless of differentiating needs. If a student has special educational needs or disability needs (SEND), the Academy will take every reasonable step to identify and meet them. Further information on the policy and provision for SEND can be obtained from the Academy. Students with SEND who do not have statements of special educational needs or an Educational Health Care Plan will be admitted on an equal basis with others in accordance with the Academy’s admissions policy.
SEND - The Graduated Approach
The SEND Waves
Who are the best people at the Academy to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?
Our SENDCo is Kirsty Fitzgerald, Assistant Vice Principal. You can contact her either via the Academy address or by telephone or email.
Tel: 01275 894 680
Kirsty 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.