Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This section of the website provides information about how Oasis Academy Johanna supports children with SEND. All schools are required to publish this information as part of the SEND Code of Practice.

Each local authority should also publish a Local Offer of SEND services through their local authority websites. Lambeth’s Local Offer can be found at www.lambeth.gov.uk/localoffer

Oasis Academy Johanna is a mainstream primary school in Waterloo. We are committed to inclusion and believe that every child should make the best possible progress in school. As part of Oasis, our school is active in the community and we aim to be a school which serves our local community. Therefore, we accept children with a range of needs and will not refuse to educate any child.

The school will meet the needs of children with the following areas of need:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and physical

Our SENCO is Jo Sines. You can contact her through [email protected] 

We are wheelchair accessible. For further information, please see Disabled Go for our Access Guide.

We are an Academy, which means that generally the local authority does not oversee the running of the school. However, the local authority (in our case, this usually means Lambeth) is still responsible for making sure that children with SEND receive appropriate support. For children with a very high level of need, the local authority may provide extra funding through an Education and Health Care Plan.

The links below will provide you with more information about our SEND provision:

 

Information/Resources: 

ECH School Nursing Newsletter

Autism: Parent's Guide to Supporting Siblings

Lambeth Autism Group: Did You Know?

Guide to EHC Assessment

Lambeth’s Application Form for the Disability RegisterParents can also request a Liberty Card, which provides them with discounts at various venues for their disabled child.

Giving Voice - Speech & Language Therapy (SALT) at Evelina, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

SEN Policy

Disability Equality Report and Accessibility Plan

Inclusion and Equality Policy

Charities you may want to look at:

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants or services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.

Cerebra

Families where a child has a brain condition face challenges every day. Just to learn, play, make friends, enjoy and experience the world can feel difficult, even impossible. But they don’t believe there is any challenge that can’t be over come.

Their vision is that every family that includes a child with a brain condition will have the chance to discover a better life together.

Their mission is to listen to families that include children with brain conditions. Cerebra use what they tell us to inspire the best research and innovation. Then they help them put the knowledge into practice so they can discover a better life together.

The Sequal Trust

The Sequal Trust are a communication disability charity that aims to improve the quality of life for those living with severe learning disabilities, mobility issues and communication difficulties.