Welcome to Oakwood Community School
At Oakwood we pride ourselves on being creative, innovative and never settling for anything less than excellence. We create a community where intimacy, warmth and trust is nurtured to provide a level of care that enables children to feel safe and respected. Our school environment helps pupils towards long-term social and learning achievement.
“Leaders and teachers have focused on understanding and providing effective support for pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs.”
Welcome to our wonderful school set in thirty acres of grounds and woodland in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside. The school has been purpose built to cater for the requirements and needs of the pupils we support and offers fantastic facilities for every child.
At Oakwood we believe that treating everyone equally and developing a culture of mutual respect is essential to create a bond between staff and pupils and between pupils and their peers. We also uphold those values that help everyone embrace children whose backgrounds involve different faiths, lifestyles and beliefs.
The school has developed a rich and varied curriculum that is delivered in three main areas, which we define as Head, Heart and Hands.
- Head a challenging academic area of study from the National Curriculum and accredited courses.
- Heart a therapeutic curriculum designed to support mental health needs and develop social and emotional growth.
- Hands a vocational curriculum to develop the life skills needed to meet practical career aspirations.
Our highly skilled, and experienced, staff offer bespoke educational packages to match each young person’s needs and aspirations; preparing them for the next stage of their education. Our aim is always to get our young people ready for a successful and fulfilling adult life. Complementing our educational approach, we have high standards and expectations of the all-round development and behaviour of our pupils, and we celebrate achievement and success at all levels.
We also champion building effective, positive, relationships with families and professional bodies, often working in partnership with key professionals that assist, as appropriate, when a young person develops specific needs. Examples might be speech and language therapists, educational and clinical psychologists, school nurse health services, counselling and specific intervention therapies tailored to fit. We also signpost and connect with wider support for the young person and their family. Ours is very much a holistic approach to the wellbeing and development of any young person who comes to the school.
I hope you find all the information you require on our website. If you have any questions or would like to talk about your young person and how we can support your family, then please get in touch.
Kate Stevens – Headteacher
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We deliver an outstanding curriculum that is designed to meet the diverse needs of our students.