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The SEN 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.
Mrs C Cumberpatch
Inclusion (SENCo)
Mrs J Mott

As SENCo, and the SEN team we aim to provide the relevant support for your childs needs.

We will support your child during the transition to The Oakwood Academy, ensuring we understand and have a full profile of your child. This enables us to put the correct intervention in place at the beginning of the school year.  From this information we are able to write an Individual Student Profile (IPP).  This document explains a student's strengths, aspirations, needs and targets. Parents/carers and the primary school will contribute to this. The IPP will be shared with all teaching staff, usually on paper and in writing. The IPP is reviewed with parents and teachers twice yearly.

When deciding to send your child to The Oakwood Academy, Mrs Cumberpatch would be happy to give you a tour of the school and to answer any questions you may have.

The SEN 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 students chronological age this will enable them to access the whole curriculum. 

Parents/carers will have the opportunity to meet with Mrs Cumberpatch and her team during a review afternoon in the school year.  Staff will also be available at parents evenings and academic tutorials.               

If your child/family has support with outside agencies, Mrs Cumberpatch and Mrs Mott 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 SEN students can obtain support during unstructured time.  Our new sensory room is also available for students to use.

Contact us:

Mrs Cathy Cumberpatch - Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Tel: 0115 953 9323

Mrs Janice Mott - Safeguarding
Tel: 0115 953 9323

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

The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust