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.
Pupils with special educational needs are supported by every means possible in the Academy. The new curriculum is fully differentiated and ensures that all pupils can access a full range of learning opportunities.
The ALT monitor pupil progress in all subjects using the data collected half termly. Students who are not making sufficient progress are identified and attend bespoke intervention groups. Teaching and learning is also monitored by a robust quality assurance calendar to ensure all students are accessing Quality First Teaching. After this, if students are still not making enough progress then they are identified as 'SEN Support' and a personalised Pupil Profile is produced, this details their targets and the support provided to meet their individual needs.
The SENCo supports class teachers and practitioners with the accurate identification of pupils with additional needs and maintains a regularly updated provision map of support. The ALT ensures all statutory requirements are met and pupils, parents and carers are provided with transparent and coherent information about their child's needs and progress. Full advantage is taken of support from external agencies and providers; capacity is also built within the Academy’s own workforce through targeted CPD and training.
Teaching Assistants, including Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HTLAs), will be deployed according to their skills and qualifications and the impact of all waves of intervention will be carefully monitored by the ALT.
Interventions, including small group work and 1:1 tuition, will focus on:
- Phonics and reading
- Basic skills (writing and mathematics)
The Academy’s aim is to ensure that all its pupils achieve their full potential, according to their needs.
Who is the best person at the Academy to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?
Our SENCo is Mrs Nabela Anwar. You can contact her either via the Academy address or by telephone or email.
Tel: 0121 464 4228
Email: [email protected]
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.
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.
Where a student has a statement or Education Healthcare Plan, and the Local Authority is proposing to name the Academy in the statement, the Academy will agree to the student’s admission. The only reason for not doing so is if the inclusion of that student would be incompatible with the education of other children and there are no reasonable steps the Academy could take to resolve this. If there is a disagreement between the Academy and the Local Authority on the placement of a student, there is a voluntary dispute resolution service backed up by the Secretary of State’s power to intervene. In the last, resort parents can appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SENDIST) Tribunal.
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 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