We believe that children learn best when they are well and happy. If there are circumstances which are worrying you or affecting your child’s well-being please talk to us in confidence. If your child has had an injury or an emotional upset, please explain the situation to the class teacher and/or a member of the Academy’s Leadership Team in order for them to receive the appropriate form of support. If we cannot help you, we will put you in touch with someone who can.
Special Educational Needs
Children, at some stage of their learning, may have special educational needs, which may include further developing their gifts, talents, learning, emotions or behaviour. Often these needs can be met by providing access to a variety of different activities to suit their learning as well as additional support from their teacher.
On occasion, extra external support may be required, such as an educational psychologist or support teacher and when these interventions are still not meeting a child’s needs, we will ask for a full assessment by the Local Authority. Parental/carer involvement and permission will be sought at every stage of the process. We will strive to enable all our learners to achieve their full potential through provision of this support. For more information, please visit our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities section.
More Able, Gifted and Talented Children
Teaching staff provide differentiated activities and a range of support and resources for more able, gifted and talented pupils.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
We understand many of our pupils use more than one language at home. We welcome new arrivals from abroad into our Academy and offer them support to adjust to their new circumstances and to acquire English. All children identified as needing additional support to develop their language acquisition receive individual or group tuition from our EAL team.
Child Protection and Pupil Welfare
Our child protection programme supports each child’s development in ways which foster security, confidence and independence. The Academy has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its children. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the Academy will follow its Safeguarding procedures and inform social services of its concern. For more information, please visit our Safeguarding section.
Oasis Academy Don Valley is committed to meeting the needs of Young Carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other children and achieve their potential. Our Pastoral Manager is the designated Young Carers Academy Lead with responsibility for Young Carers and their families.
Our Primary Pastoral Manager is Miss S Moore and our Secondary Pastoral Managers are Miss Z Horsfall and Mrs K Benefer, who can be contacted by calling the Academy and we will be happy to make an appointment for you.