Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At Oasis Academy Hobmoor, it is our belief that all children have an equal right to a full and rounded education, which will enable them to achieve their full potential. At Oasis Academy Hobmoor, we identify the needs of pupils by considering the needs of the whole child, which will include not just the special educational needs of the child or young person but also areas such as:
- Attendance and Punctuality
- Health and Welfare
- Being in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant
- Being a Looked After Child
- Being a child of Serviceman/woman
Occasionally some children experience greater difficulties in aspects of their learning than others. These children may be identified as having Special Educational Needs. In line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice (2015), these children are placed on the Academy’s SEND register. Their progress is closely monitored and reviewed.
We use our best endeavours to secure special educational provision for pupils for whom this is required, that is ‘additional to and different from’ that provided within the differentiated curriculum to better respond to the four areas of need identified in the new SEND Code of Practice i.e.
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, mental and emotional health
At all stages of the special needs process, we will keep you fully informed and involved. We take account of the wishes, feelings and knowledge of parents at all stages. We encourage parents to make an active contribution to their child’s education and have regular meetings each term to share the progress of special needs children with their parents. We will inform you of any outside intervention, and share the process of decision-making by providing clear information relating to the education of your child.
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 are the best people at the Academy to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?
Our SENCo is Mrs Wendi Mike. You can contact her either via the academy address or by telephone or email.
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.