What support can be offered?
School staff offer a variety of support opportunities such as learning experiences in the form of APT (Autism parent Training), Triple P parenting courses and early bird training. Referrals can also be made to other agencies such as SEND social care, CAMHS and sleep support, if you are unsure what support you require staff are available to talk to and this can be explored with you.
What age does the school go up to?
Oak Wood Schools provision currently runs from age 4-19 . Aged 14-19 pupils complete NCFE Maths, English and Personal Social Development at entry levels that they are working to. They also look at employability skills through enterprise, work experience placements and skills such as letter writing and form filling.
What facilities does the school have?
The school has a wide range of facilities to support our pupil’s development. These include; a hydro pool, a sensory room, interaction rooms, science lab, GEM building (life skills), a nurture provision, rebound therapy, sensory garden, forest school, Astroturf pitch, Lego therapy, outdoor play areas, nurses on site, employability skills, bike-a-bility. Pupils also attend offsite trips to access further provision to support their learning, some of these include; cross country competitions, swimming, gym etc.
How can I get involved?
The school has a variety of fund raising events throughout the year which all parents/carers are invited to. We also have the Oak Wood community group which runs once a month which offers the forum for parents/carers to come into school and get to know other parents, we have a variety of outside agencies that attend the group to offer you new experiences as well as fun activities to engage with. We also offer opportunities throughout the year for you to become involved in your child’s education such as; events in the forest school, Christmas concerts etc.
After school provision?
Oak Wood have an after school club that runs on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening from 3:15-6:00pm, however you can choose how long you feel is suitable for your child to stay. During some of the school holidays we also run a play scheme which runs from 10:00-2:00pm. Please contact School for further details.
Are there any activities/groups in the local community that I can attend with my children in term time and the holidays?
Please contact our pastoral support team within school for a list of out of school activities both during term time and additionally in school holidays.
Can school help with forms?
School staff can support with forms or referrals to other agencies but these would need to be completed alongside you in order to give a perspective from home and school of your child.
How does Oak Wood Schools safeguard pupils?
Oak Wood Schools are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our pupils and in order to achieve this we use a number of different systems, policies and procedures. We also have thorough staff training to ensure that all pupils are safe in line with the below.
‘Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.’
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