Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
This page is designed to support all our learners and their parents with information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. All staff at The Oaks Academy are dedicated to creating an inclusive culture for all our learners and we have an open-door policy for parents. Please use the tabs on the left to navigate your way through the page.
All staff at The Oaks Academy are dedicated to creating an inclusive culture for all our learners and we have an open-door policy for parents.
At The Oaks Academy, we have high expectations and set suitable targets for all students. At this school, a special educational need is defined in accordance with the 2014 SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years. A student is defined as having SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. At school age, this means he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream school (Taken from 2014 SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years – introduction xiii and xiv).
We Inspire to aim high
Every pupil at The Oaks Academy is encouraged to aim high, this includes our pupils with Special educational needs (SEND).
We believe in ourselves
In the SEND department we work closely with the SEND pupils to develop their skills and confidence. All our SEND pupils access the personal development programme through PSCHE, form time and assemblies.
We achieve academic excellence
All subjects are open to our SEND pupils at KS3 and KS4. We believe that our pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) have the right to access the full curriculum.
The Oaks Academy aims to:
- Ensure SEND pupils achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.
- Each teacher has a clear understanding on how to adapt and scaffold their lessons to ensure all SEND pupils are not only able to access their lesson but able to thrive and achieve their full potential in that lesson
- Learning Support Assistants provide the correct support to SEND pupils who require the extra support.
- Continued professional development is in place to ensure staff are equipped with the skills to support the SEND pupils.