Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

All Croydon Schools and Academies are committed to and adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs. There is a shared expectation that all students, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and ensure they can actively participate in the wider aspects of school life.

At Oasis Academy Coulsdon we believe that every person matters. We are a loving family who has the highest expectations and aspirations for all, working together to overcome barriers to success and fulfilment.

The Academy will use its best endeavours to ensure the necessary provision is made for any student with SEND. In doing so we will fulfil the statutory duties and best practice guidelines set out in the Department for Education Draft Code of Practice for SEND.

Who is the best person at the Academy to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?

Our SENCo is Grace Elvin. You can contact her either via the Academy address or by telephone or email.

Email: Grace Elvin

Tel: 01737 551161

Locality SEND Support 

Our Academy has become an early adopter in an exciting new initiative by Croydon Council to improve support for children with special needs or disabilities who live in Croydon.

Along with several other schools in our area, we’ve been given funding to provide earlier and better targeted help and support to SEND youngsters. This will enable our special needs staff to work closely with our partner schools to quickly get the necessary support and help for students who are beginning to demonstrate that they have additional needs which can’t be met through our own school SEND resources.

This early help which may be in the form of advice, school to school support, referral to specialist services, or additional resource can be put in place rapidly without unnecessary delay. This is because our group of schools hold the funding between us so we can direct this to the most suitable children in an efficient targeted way.

The initiative is called “Locality SEND Support” and will run throughout this academic year. We will monitor the outcomes closely, and if it proves successful it is anticipated that it will then be rolled out across all schools in Croydon. Presently the scheme is only for Croydon residents and will not impact on students who already have an Education & Health care Plan or those in Enhanced Learning Provisions.

If you want to learn more about this scheme please contact our SENDCO and we will be happy to send you further details.