Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At Oasis Academy Wintringham we pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos. We are committed to meeting the needs of all students including those with special educational needs and disabilities. There is a shared expectation that all students, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and ensure they can actively participate in the wider aspects of school life.
At Oasis Academy Wintringham we ensure that young people are offered the support, education and opportunity that they deserve in order to reach their potential including students with special educational needs and disabilities. We have the highest expectations and aspirations for all of our students, and endeavour to ensure the necessary provision is made for any pupil with SEND. In doing so we will fulfil the statutory duties and best practice guidelines set out in the Department for Education Code of Practice for SEN.
Admissions Policy - Special Educational Needs
Oasis Academy Wintringham has an Admissions policy published on the Academy website and available for download here. The Policy is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010. Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, admissions of students with statements/EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plan) of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named in Part 4 of the statement EHCP will take priority.
The Government now require all schools and academies to inform parents/prospective parents what support they offer to children with SEND.
SEND Figures: EHCP: 30, SEND support: 243.
The structure of the staffing for students with Special Educational Needs is as follows:
- Vice Principal with Area of Responsibility for SEND.
- Deputy SENCO – HLTA trained with responsibility of supporting the SENCO in all responsibilities.
- Specialist Manager – (Qualified LSA – Level 3) - Assessment for dyslexia and access arrangements.
- Learning Support Assistants – some of whom are level 3 qualified in a range of courses from child care to youth work and education, and some are qualified to degree level.
Pastoral Care Access and Inclusion
We have special provisions put in place for pastoral care for our SEND students, including easy access, inclusion and specialised units for learning. To find out more please visit our Pastoral Care pages.
The ultimate aim of the Unit is to support students through difficult times and encourage them to reintegrate back into mainstream school. This intervention will be for a maximum of 12 weeks but we understand that each student's reintegration is individually designed and reflects their specific needs.