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We offer education for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties who have found it difficult to achieve their full potential in the mainstream sector.
We aim to provide the best treatment for each individual child and the best support for significant adults who have the child in mind. We place the child and the adult at the centre of our thinking
Through the care and support we give in our Children's Homes we are very aware of the range of issues that cause many young people to become disaffected with mainstream schooling. We work hard to ensure that we can reignite an enthusiasm for learning amongst all our pupils so that they can ultimately reintegrate into mainstream provision.
The education environment and the curriculum are both highly structured. Our focus is to provide clear opportunities to succeed and the full national curriculum is offered up to GCSE level. We offer Education as part of a package of services offered in conjunction with Barford Children’s Services that includes both care and therapy. We have high expectations for academic attainment, and skills development for behavioural management, socialisation, emotional resilience and independence.
Creating good relationships is the key to achieving our success, and mutual respect between staff and pupils is something that grounds everything we do. Complementing this are exciting and appropriate curricula that give opportunities for academic progression, as well as vocational learning.
We do not achieve all this alone. We work closely with other agencies and schools as well as parents, to achieve communities where learning and life are the best they can possibly be.
Oakwood School strives to offer the best possible care and education for its pupils. We pride ourselves on being creative and innovative and never settling for anything less than excellence. We endeavour to create a community where intimacy, warmth and trust is nurtured to provide a level of care that enables children to feel safe and respected, leading to long-term learning achievement.