Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Oasis Academy Leesbrook will be fully inclusive and responsive to the needs of all pupils who attend the school. This is essential if pupils are to participate, achieve and improve their life chances.
In accordance with the school’s SEND policy, we will ensure early identification and appropriate intervention for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities. Our transition team will work closely with feeder primary schools as appropriate to ensure that transition for vulnerable pupils is managed effectively. As well as the standardised baseline assessment taken by all pupils, further detailed diagnostic assessments will be made for pupils where there is concern about their progress in order to identify particular needs.
In line with the revised SEND code of practice, the school will arrange support and interventions for literacy (reading, handwriting, spelling and comprehension), numeracy, communication and social interaction, emotional literacy and behaviour support, for those students in need. Staff in the Academy will review and clearly identify the needs of pupils with learning difficulties, in particular those with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) under the revised SEND Code.
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.