Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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 part of our commitment to provide an exceptional education for our students, we have a comprehensive strategy in place to meet the needs of all learners. This encompasses special educational needs, disability, and overall wellbeing, drawing from expertise within the academy and external agencies.

What is the Local Offer?

The SEND Local Offer is a guide to the supports and services that are available for young people in the Academy who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in our school to help students with SEND.

How does Oasis Academy Mayfield know if a student needs extra help?

All teachers at Mayfield are responsible for identifying students with possible special educational needs.

“All teachers are teachers of students with SEND.”

We know when students need help if:

  • Concerns are raised by parents, Academy staff or the student’s previous school
  • There is less than expected progress
  • Attainment is below national expectation
  • The attainment gap is widening between a student and his or her peers
  • There is a change in the student’s behaviour
  • A student’s attendance is poor
  • A student or parent/carer asks for help.

Staff within each year group attend meetings held on a weekly basis. Students who are making less than expected progress are discussed, as well as those presenting with attendance, behaviour or other social difficulties. Interventions are put into place and reviewed on a regular basis.

Every student is reviewed at least twice a year at Key Stage progress meetings (more for Key Stage 4), where key members of staff involved in the teaching and learning of that year group and members of the leadership team, analyse student progress and the impact of intervention.

During progress meetings students are identified and referred for intervention and support; for example, literacy, numeracy, emotional literacy, speech and language, educational psychology consultation.

Who should I in touch with if I have questions about SEND?

If your child has specific needs that you would like to discuss in further detail, please feel free to contact Mayfield's SEND Lead Professional, who is our Special Educational Needs co-ordinator, here at the academy:

Miss Molly Booth: [email protected]   tel: 023 8032 8128

For any complaints regarding SEND provision or support in the Academy please contact Molly Booth, SEND Lead Professional on email in the first instance. For formal complaints, please follow the Academy complaints procedure which can be found here.