The Oak Wood Schools Academy consists of Oak Wood Primary School and Oak Wood Secondary School. ‘Together We Grow’ is our motto which is underpinned by our core academy values of Harmony, Nurture and Communication. We are very proud of our learning ethos as we believe there are no ceilings as far as the learning and development of each pupil is concerned
Working closely with families, carers and multi-agency professionals is vital as we know that each of our pupils have needs that are unique to them. We believe in a team approach where there is a coordinated effort to support each pupil using the expertise and support from a range of professionals as well as fully involving parents/carers. We aim to be open and supportive in our approach.
Oak Wood Primary and Secondary Schools are Generic Special Schools and as an academy we are very proud to work closely with the Local Authority (LA) to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The LA overviews important statutory duties such as admissions and transport; whilst also ensuring that there are enough quality places for pupils with SEND. As such we are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
Both schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with SEND being met in a mainstream setting if appropriate; however there are some children whose needs are best met within a specialist setting such as ours.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of pupils with SEND as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
If your child has Special Educational Needs, what can we at Oak Wood Schools offer?
At Oak Wood Schools, we embrace the fact that every child and young person is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child and young person are different; this is certainly the case for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
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