On behalf of the staff, children and governors, thank-you for taking the time to visit our site. I hope your tour will give you a flavour of what it’s like to be a member of the Oaklands family.
Oaklands is a real community for our children and their families. Our dedicated staff team provide a safe and nurturing environment in which our children learn, grow and have fun exploring the world around them. We recognise that each one of the children at Oaklands is unique, with their own interests and enthusiasms. Our positive approach builds on the knowledge we have of each child, working closely with their families, to understand and enable each learner to achieve. We focus on providing motivating learning experiences that engage, enthuse and challenge our children, encouraging them to become independent learners, and celebrating their many successes. We have high expectations for everyone; pupils & staff, nurturing talents and interests, developing confidence and self-esteem. Children across the school support each other and learn valuable skills by participating in a range of activities together. But most of all, children across the school enjoy learning together.
We prepare our children for the wider world through our innovative 'inside-outside' curriculum, a key feature of which is learning in a range of contexts, building skills across environments, as well as flexibility and resilience . Teaching is purposeful, equipping children with functional skills, knowledge & understanding that will support them in readiness for life beyond Oaklands; to be future adults, who are happy and fulfilled individuals in their local community.
At Oaklands, we believe in a strengths-based approach; striving to ensure that each child knows, explores & develops their strengths. Our staff team work incredibly hard and are so proud to be making a difference to the lives of our children and their families. Our children enjoy coming to school and we continue to hold an excellent attendance rate.
We have a range of learning environments within the school, including a new growing area with poly-tunnel, a Forest School in our spinney, sensory rooms and soft play, and much more. We are constantly developing all areas of the school to support our curriculum.
As I hope you will see throughout the website, I am very proud of the children and staff here at Oaklands. We pride ourselves on high standards of teaching, learning and behaviour, pupil and staff wellbeing, and a wide range of personal & collective achievements.
After you have had a chance to explore our website, if you cannot find information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us. Tours around the school are welcomed; only then will you get a true taste of Oaklands life.