Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey is committed to continuing to improve the classroom provision for all students so that we can meet the needs of all students including those with additional needs. There is an expectation that all students, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make progress and ensure they can move onto their chosen pathway when they leave school.
We believe that all students should be nurtured so that they grow into young capable adults who can integrate into society successfully and go onto to build purposeful and fulfilling lives in the local community. In order to support this vision of nurture we are part of one of the Nurture UK pilot schemes and hope to spread this philosophy through the school over the coming academic years.
As part of our dedication to providing the best possible provision for all students we are proud to have developed the Inspire provision which are a series of nurture groups aimed at developing students’ cognitive ability, literacy and numeracy skills as well as improving their social and emotional development. More specific information can be found as part of the SEN Information report.
For more information on the different levels of support we provide please download the SEN Information report on the right of the screen.
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey have the ability to support a wide range of needs from the four main categories:
- Cognition and Learning - including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and other Specific Learning Difficulties
- Speech, Language and Communication - including verbal processing difficulties and selective mutism
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health - including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other social communication difficulties
- Sensory and Physical Difficulties - including visual and auditory impairments and varying levels of physical needs
Our team of Teaching Assistants provide support in the classroom and focused interventions to small groups and individuals.
To access specialist support courses for parents and carers, view information about the Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support courses available here. These courses are developed by specialist teachers at Meadowfield school.
Kent Partnership Service
Additional help and advice can be sought from Kent Parent Partnership Service (KPPS). They provide free, impartial and confidential advice about the options available and the educational issues faced by parents of children with SEN or physical disabilities. They can be reached via:
Helpline: 03000 413 000