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Headteacher's Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Oaklands School as the new Headteacher.

Oaklands is a child-centred outstanding school, where pupils learn in a nurturing and happy environment. We are a special school for pupils from 11 to 17 years of age with moderate learning difficulties. The caring environment provided by the excellent and supportive staff, enables pupils to achieve to their potential and experience many enriching and positive experiences. The ‘can do’ attitude and constant strive to improve ensures that Oaklands pupils are given the opportunity to succeed to the best of their ability. I am very proud of all the staff at the school in how they are fully committed in helping each young person make progress and develop necessary life skills. The outstanding ethos and the ‘the best for all, best from all’ motto is something that is at the heart of school life.

The last school Ofsted report stated many positive aspects of the school, including:

‘Outstanding relationships between students, teachers and teaching assistants ensure that they are working at the right level and are fully challenged’.

‘The behaviour of students is outstanding. There is an overwhelming sense of pride from students for the school community to which they belong’.

‘Lessons are fun and contain a variety of activities that keep students fully engaged. As a result, there are good levels of concentration, powerful learning and progress’.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and carers for the support that they provide to the school and the staff, and also to the other key stakeholders and agencies who provide opportunities for our pupils.

Please feel free to contact the school if would like to find out more about how we support and care for our pupils.

Mr Neil Oxley