Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

SEND

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 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 

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.  

For the first year Oasis Academy Temple Quarter is open it will be supported with a SENDCo from Oasis Academy Brislington. We have a highly skilled SENDCo who will be the point of contact for students and parents. Ahead of September our SENDCo will speak with families and primary schools to ensure the right support is in place ahead of students starting secondary school. They will also work closely with staff at Oasis Academy Temple Quarter to ensure teaching is inclusive and our students’ needs are being met enabling everyone to learn and thrive.

Please contact Julie.Newman@oasisbrislington.org.

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. 

How will I know how well my child is doing at the academy? 

We: 

  • Welcome Parents and Carers and meet with them at least once a term to discuss their child’s progress as part of the academy Review Process 
  • Communicate regularly with Parents and Carers so we can work in partnership 
  • Hold termly Academic Review Meetings 
  • Hold a formal Annual Review Meeting if your child has an Education and Health Care Plan where we will report on their progress and provide a written report. If there is a need we will hold more Review Meetings 

What happens if my child with SEND makes very little progress at the academy? 

  • Parents and Carers are asked to make an appointment with the class teacher or learning guide if they have concerns about attainment, achievement, progress or happiness in the academy 
  • If your child continues to make little progress despite the extra support provided by the Academy we will look to provide external support and advice. If there is evidence that your child has severe and complex needs that cannot be met by the resources available to the academy, we will ask the Local Authority to undertake a statutory assessment of SEN either as set out in the SEN Code of Practice or through a request for an Education Health and Care Plan