Navigation

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

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. It matters to us that every student can truly thrive in our school community and pupils with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) are no exception to this. We’re a fully inclusive mainstream school where all pupils are valued equally.

We also want them to participate in the wider life of the school too: sports, the arts and chances to showcase their skills and talents. It’s important to us that students with SEND are provided with bespoke support which provides care and positive relationships, builds resilience, and empowers them to enjoy, learn and succeed at OALP.

Oasis Academy Lister Park is a fully inclusive mainstream school where all pupils are valued equally

As an academy we:

  • Identify children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and ensure provision is made in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice
  • Have an appointed SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)
  • Invest in whole Academy and targeted training for staff
  • Ensure that teaching is inclusive and support practices are embedded throughout the Academy
  • Ensure that all teachers understand that they are teachers of SEND
  • Plan for transitions across all Key Stages

Who are my SEND points of contact at the academy?

SEND Leader: Nigat Ali (Assistant Principal and SENCo)

As a parent myself, I know that choosing the right school for your child is a really important decision.  If your child has Special Educational Needs, then this can make your decision seem even more critical. I would urge all parents to visit Oasis Academy; have a look around, meet the staff, meet the pupils and soak up the atmosphere so you can confidently say ‘I can imagine my child coming here and being happy!’  If there is something that we can do to support your child and their SEN, then be reassured that we will endeavour to put this in place. We are constantly evolving and adapting our practice to meet the needs of our pupils.

If you have any questions about Special Educational Needs at Oasis Academy Lister Park, please read through the OALP SEN Information Report, which is designed for parents to give you an idea of how we support our students.

If you have any other questions or you would like some more details, please call me on the academy number below or speak to the academy Assistant SENCo, Rosa Diaz.

Contact the Academy - 01274 362050

Designated Specialist Provision (DSP)

Oasis Academy Lister Park hosts a Designated Specialist Provision with a specialism for Speech and Language difficulties.

Oasis Academy Lister Park is able to offer eligible pupils a placement within the Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) if appropriate and where agreed by the Local Authority and named on a child's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). 

The DSP is a resourced provision seen as an integral part of Bradford’s high-quality specialist offer for young people.  We offer students with an appropriate curriculum based upon the National Curriculum.  The individual needs and learning styles of students will determine the strategies used.  This may include 1:1 or small group learning and integrated individual programmes of work as suggested by therapists and other professionals.

The SENCo, in conjunction with the DSP consultants, ensures that the provision identified on the EHC Plan is implemented, monitored, and reviewed.

The Vision

Our academy vision remains the same for all our students whether they access this provision through our mainstream system, our DSP, or a combination of both.

Our vision is aspirational, our mission is actionable, and our aim is achievable.

The Vision Statement of Oasis Academy Lister Park

All our students will have happy, healthy, and successful futures as a result of the quality care, nurture and education they are given at Oasis Academy Lister Park. Students will develop in character to become courageous and confident. They will be brave enough to see the opportunities in every difficulty, and strong enough to become citizens who actively promote respect, tolerance, and individual liberty.

The Mission Statement of Oasis Academy Lister Park

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to understand our community and serve it well. We have a relentless drive to ensure the best possible outcomes for all.

The Aim of Oasis Academy Lister Park

To deliver the best possible education, care, and support to all our young people so that they may go on to live happy, healthy, and successful lives.

At OALP, we:

  • Focus on individual needs to maximise progress
  • Provide a nurturing and supportive environment
  • Include pupils in mainstream lessons wherever appropriate
  • Develop the pupils’ confidence and independence
  • Maintain regular contact to ensure we work in partnership with parents
  • Work alongside a range of outside professionals to ensure quality provision is provided

School Contact Details

Principal: Sian Dover     
SENCo: Nigat Ali
DSP places: 16 (Y7 to Y11)

Type of Provision

The unit provision offers specialist speech and language intervention on an intensive basis and provides access to mainstream education curriculum and speech and language models.  Staff work with parents and professionals to ensure an integrated approach to developing speech, language and communication skills.

Range of Need
SLCN

Children are placed in the DSP where their primary need is SLCN.
Included in the selection criteria are children with:

  • phonological difficulties
  • comprehension difficulties
  • expressive language difficulties
  • semantic and/or pragmatic difficulties
  • articulatory disorder

School Environment

  • The DSP has provision for up to 16 places from Y7 to Y11.The 16 places are within the standard number of the school.
  • The children are supported by speech and language therapists and specialist teacher/teaching assistants.
  • Children are fully included in the mainstream school for trips, assemblies, playtimes and also have a dedicated playground/outside learning space.

School Organisation

  • The length of the placement is dependent on need
  • Speech and language therapy is provided on a weekly basis by NHS speech therapists.
  • The speech therapy is provided on an individual basis or in small groups and further supported by programmes of study carried out by the DSP staff.
  • Children require a statement or EHC Plan in order to be considered for placement by the Local Authority.
  • Currently children are placed in the DSP by Bradford Councils.
  • Transport is provided in accordance with the Local Authority SEN transport policy.
  • Each school year group will have no more than 10% of pupils with a statement of needs.