An Oldham primary school is shortlisted for an award at the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards for 2024.

Oasis Academy Limeside is shortlisted for Inclusive School of the Year at the schools awards seen as the 'Oscars of Education'.

The primary school on Fourth Avenue says its approach, 'The Limeside Way', is inclusive to the needs of those with Special Educational Needs (SEND) as well as to those with Adverse Childhood Experiences or other trauma.

It strives to provide for these pupils with more complex needs in the same school setting as the pupils with less complex needs.

Lauren Norris, its principal, said: "I am proud of what all the staff at Oasis Academy Limeside do on a day-to-day basis to make it the school that it is.

"Our partnerships and relationships are at the heart of everything we do at Oasis Academy Limeside and this award is for everyone in our community."

Emily Charles, the assistant principal for inclusion, said: "I am proud of the dedication the team at Oasis Academy Limeside demonstrates to being as inclusive as possible.

"We put the children at the heart of everything we do, which led to us creating our child-led diversity steering group, our Limeside Way for behaviour and the two enhanced learning environments we have – The Wizard Lab and The Wizard Workshop – for children who find their classrooms overwhelming.

"I am so pleased the efforts of all the staff at Oasis Academy Limeside have been recognised in being shortlisted for this award, which is a cause for celebration."

All the award winners are to be announced next month.

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