Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

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
  • 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 Key Stages

Our Provision

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.

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.

Who should I contact about any SEND queries?

Overall responsibility for SEND is shared between; Dr. K Riding (Vice Principal) and Miss A. Knight (Assistant Principal). Either member of the Academy's Leadership Team can be contacted via: karen.riding@oasislordshill.org or ashlene.knight@oasislordshill.org

For any complaints regarding SEND provision or support in the Academy please contact either of the two Academy Leadership Team representatives as listed above on email in the first instance. For formal complaints, please follow the Academy complaints procedure which can be found here.