The Oldham Academy North SEND and Additional Needs Offer
Special Educational Needs and Disability
"Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson
We believe that every child should access a rich and relevant curriculum that will ensure they achieve the best possible life chances and experiences.
2014 saw significant changes to SEND provision. The new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice has transformed the way educational providers manage provision for their students. The vision is based on:
- High expectations and aspirations for what every student can achieve;
- A 'family-centred' approach to planning for success;
- Early identification of need;
- High quality teaching and wave one interventions which support the child in their learning environment;
- Excellent outcomes for every SEND student.
Our experienced SEND team provide specialist help for students with additional needs, including specific learning difficulties and social, emotional and mental health barriers. When a student is identified as needing extra help, we involve parents and carers and regularly review our support plans and one page profiles. The faculty has strong links with outside agencies that can offer specialist support and advice.
For further information in the new Special educational needs (SEND) code of practice, please go to:
“All teachers are teachers of pupils with special educational needs. Teaching such students is therefore a whole school responsibility, requiring a whole school response.”