Oxford Spires Academy (OSA) is an inclusive mainstream school. Students identified as having SEND included on our SEND Register at two levels: Education, Health and Care Plan and Special Educational Needs Support. In line with the Code of Practice 2014 their needs are then identified as: Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning and Sensory and Physical. OSA is fortunate to have a large SEND teaching area, known as the Q Rooms. Whist the majority of the support offered is within class, individual and small group support may take place in the Q Rooms. Students may also access the rooms as a ‘safe’ space if they are in need of specific SEMH support. OSA SEND staff have a wide range of expertise and experience to meet the needs of all our pupils.

Students with SEND are identified and supported in a variety of ways:

  • Transition into OSA
  • Performance data
  • Liaison with parents, carers, teachers and students
  • Liaison with external agencies


Students identified as having SEND will have additional interventions some examples of which are:

  • Additional small group maths and English sessions
  • Social skills groups
  • Teaching Assistant support in class
  • Study Skills sessions
  • 1-1 and small group Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) support
  • Targeted intervention groups
  • Assigned Key Workers


Monitoring and Reviewing SEND Support

The monitoring of the progress of these students is reviewed regularly by the SENDCO, Mr R Lloyd and the SEND team. Every student is seen as an individual to ensure the best possible support can be put in place. All students on the SEND Register have a Pupil Profile which is shared with all OSA staff. Their Pupil Profile outlines their needs and strengths and most importantly sets out appropriate strategies to support them to fully access the curriculum alongside their peers.
All parents/carers of students on the SEND register will be invited to participate in termly SEND reviews to ensure that there is good communication on progress between school, students and parents / carers. For those students with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) there will also be an annual review to ensure the plan still reflects their SEND.

Further information:

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the SENCO either via email: Mr Lloyd