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SEND Information

The SEND team take great care to understand the individual needs of each of our students. Our aim is always to provide the right support so that every student can reach his/her full potential.

The SEND team provide a variety of interventions to target literacy, reading and numeracy. The SENCo and literacy/numeracy co-ordinator identify students’ needs through tests.

Our aim is to raise reading, spelling, and numeracy ages to chronological age and above.

Tests have proven that by raising levels to above the student’s chronological age, they will have access to the whole curriculum.

Parents/carers will have the opportunity to meet with Mrs Holt, Mrs Cumberpatch and their team during termly SEND parents evenings in the school year.

If your child/family has support with outside agencies, Mrs Holt and Mrs Cumberpatch will attend meetings and provide information to help your child. A space can also be arranged in school if your child needs to meet with professionals.

The SENCo and the SEN team are housed in the Oak block in the Zone. The Zone is an area where SEND students can obtain support during unstructured time.

Please click here to read our SEND information Report.

Contact us:

Mrs Holt - Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Tel: 0115 953 9323
Mrs Cumberpatch - Head of Learning Support
Tel: 0115 953 9323

Useful Organisations:
NORSACA (Nottingham Regional Society for Adults & Children with Autism)
Autism East Midlands/

The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust

Autism Drop In letter
Autism Drop In Flyer June September 2023

The SEND Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer is a resource there to support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families. The information includes the services and provision that are available to those families in Nottingham City who experience some form of special educational need or disability. The SEND Local Offer includes information about public services across education, health and social care, as well as those provided by the private, voluntary and community sectors.

The SEND Local Offer will cover public services that are available within:

1. Education: schools and colleges or other education provision. Support services such as Educational Psychologists, intervention workers.

2. Health: GPs, paediatricians, school nurses and therapists

3. Social care: Children’s disability services and respite services

The offer enables you to find out what support and services are available in the voluntary and private sectors, e.g. charities and disability groups, youth clubs, etc, both in your immediate area and across Nottinghamshire.

The Oakwood Academy has adopted the Local Offer as part of the Children & Families Act (2014) as set out by the Local Authority. The school supports the Local Authority's offer and this is reflected within the school's own provision and curriculum.

Click here to see the Nottingham City Special Education Needs Service from where you will be directed to the local offer and other information.