Article 23: Children with a disability - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and independence, and to play an active part in the community.
We are a Unicef Rights Respecting School. The Rights Respecting School Award puts children's rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
We aim to be a safe and inspiring place to learn, where children are respected, their talents and nurtured and they are able to thrive.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life at Oscott Manor School and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Each classroom is set up to best meet the needs of the learners within it. All pupils have individual support plans and many strategies relate to the learning environments. The learning environment is personalised as far as possible and class teachers work closely with the SENDCO and Occupational Therapist to ensure pupils needs are met.
Occupational Therapy Room
This is a well-equipped sensory gymnasium used by a qualified occupational therapist who works at the school for two full days per week. Occupational therapy is offered based on class or pupil needs identified through parent or staff referral.
This room is designed to be used by pupils who need time limited safe space outside of the classroom. The room contains padded mats and punchbags as well as boxing gloves for pupil use. Use of this room is restricted to those pupils whose personal support plans indicate that safe space is needed.
Facilities on-site include a polytunnel and an orchard. Our pupils can grow plants and flowers and apply their knowledge of maths, science and geography.
We have a small and contained playground with a basketball court and peripheral seating. Each key stage has use of the playground at different times to allow safe space to play.
We have a cook serve kitchen and school meals are prepared on the premises by a skilled cook and assistant. The kitchen staff are able to make reasonable adjustments to meet the dietary needs of our pupils.
The school has an allotment at Donegal Road allotments where pupils plant, grow and harvest a variety of vegetables. The vegetables are used in school as part of planned food technology lessons.
The library offers a quiet space for pupils to order and choose suitable books linked to their areas of interest. Pupils can use the space to read quietly at lunchtime and during guided reading sessions.
Oscott Manor is a small school with limited space for sporting facilities. We use various local community sports facilities to ensure a wide range of sporting opportunities are available for our pupils on a regular basis. This includes the running track at Alexander Stadium, football facilities at Goals and horse riding at Wishaw Riding Stables.
We have a fully equipped life skills room where young people can learn a range of skills including preparing food, cooking, cleaning, washing up and operating standard household equipment safely.
The music suite contains a range of electronic and acoustic musical instruments and computers offering music software. This room is used for KS3 music lessons as well as individual or small group instrumental lessons and lunchtime music clubs.
We have added to our fleet of school minibuses thanks to DPD who have generously sponsored our new Sunshine Variety Coach. We now have three school minibuses which are used regularly to take pupils to off-site learning venues such as the Bike Foundry, Kings Heath Park, South and City College, Goals and Kingstanding Well-being Centre.