Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Oasis Academy Watermead warmly welcomes every child regardless of need, background or ability. We are committed to providing the best possible education to all our children including those with special educational needs or disabilities.

Through our ethos of fostering a passion to include everyone; treating everyone equally and respecting differences we live and breathe inclusion.

We see each child as a unique individual with their own personal pathway to learning.

We acknowledge that all children learn at different rates and in different ways, it is through our commitment to the highest quality teaching in conjunction with strong relationships with parents and the expertise and support of other colleagues and agencies that the children in our care have the best possible chances for successful outcomes.

Our purpose built facilities provide excellent learning environments both indoors and outdoors including facilities to accommodate children and families with disabilities. 

As parents and carers are involved throughout the implementation of SEND provision it is hoped that there will be no cause for complaint. However if a parent or carer has a complaint, the following procedure takes place:

1. Make an appointment to discuss this with the class teacher. The class teacher investigates and gives the parent or carer a date for a follow up appointment if necessary. 

2. If not satisfied, an appointment to discuss the complaint with the SENCO/ Principal will be made.

3. If still not satisfied, an appointment with the Hub Chair (Sallie Wilson) will be made.

4. If the problem is unresolved, the parent or carer may contact the Local Authority about the matter.

5. At any time the parent may seek help from SSENDIAS (see below). 

Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support (SSENDIAS) provides impartial, confidential information, advice & support to parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities on a range of topics including; SEN/disability specific information, education, SEN statutory processes, available services, disability related benefits, grants and funding.

They offer support to parents of children and young people (aged 0-25) with any level or kind of difficulty or disability, from mild to multiple, severe conditions. They operate across the city and only take referrals from parents/carers.

Telephone 0114 273 6009

If you need any further information on SEND at Watermead, please contact our SENDCO, Aimy Vernon, via the school office on 0114 201 6800 or