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.
We aim to meet the needs of all individuals within our academy. Occasionally some children experience greater difficulties in aspects of their learning than others. These children are offered extra support within their class.
These students may be identified as having a Disability or Special Educational Needs. In line with the Disability and 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 SEND 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.
Our in-house provision
We offer on-site alternative provision with a bespoke curriculum for those with identified needs. This focuses on experience lead learning, and developing life skills and character through activities such as cookery, farm and animal engagement, and local visits into the community. We are also excited to say that we have a therapy dog who visits the academy once a week, and academy Guinea pigs on site.
All of our staff are trained to support SEND pupils, and have a clear focus on a holistic teaching style designed to support each child with a full character development curriculum.
Our provision is designed to support and enhance class learning, and is accessible to pupils at OA Bank Leaze. Unfortunately we are not able to offer this to pupils from other schools.
Who are the best people at the Academy to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?
Our SENCo is Jo Chambers. You can contact her either via the Academy address or by telephone or email.
Tel: 01275 894 580
Gifted and Talented
The academy keeps a register of children who have specific talents or gifts in order to better meet their learning needs.