Business Enterprise Day at Oakwood School……

Part of what we try and achieve at Oakwood School is to help the young people we support to gain practical life skills, that will help them become active and useful members of society when they become adults. Learning about businesses and the ideas needed to create a successful business are certainly life skills that are […]

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Being businesslike…..

The pictures of Class 1 and 2 making Brownies, evidence rather more than a simple culinary exercise. The baking was part of their preparation for Business Enterprise Day. Their theme for the day is Food & Drink – hence the Brownies. They look at what is involved in producing the finished article and what might […]

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A Letter from The Secretary of State

Letter to children and young people from the Secretary of State for Education The Secretary of State for Education has today written to children and young people to recognise the impact of the disruption they have faced over the past year and to thank them for their resilience. He outlines his continued commitment to supporting […]

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Outdoor Experiences

Here is a picture of some parachutes that are being used as part of Oakwood School’s exciting forest school programme. Our pupils were playing social games with the parachute and then we spread it out so we could discuss our plans to hang it in a tree to use as a den – a different […]

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Top tips for good mental health and wellbeing

Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George has shared his ‘top five tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing. This is live on the Department for Education’s Youtube channel. Ahead of the February half-term and as national restrictions remain in place, he has given advice to young people on how to improve their […]

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COVID Testing at the School….

Our Test centre at Oakwood School has been set up and the staff and students have been tested. All went well and they were very brave and sensible taking the test. I am pleased to say that all tests have come back as negative.Staff will be continue to be tested twice a week and we […]

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Thank you Knightsbridge Estates….

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Knightsbridge Estate Agents for a very generous donation of ten Kindle Fires to the school. These have been donated so that we can support those pupils that are isolating due to COVID and unable to attend school. These Kindles will ensure that students can access […]

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Working together with Leicester City FC…

Many thanks to Leicester City in the Community for showcasing the work we are doing at our school planting trees for the future. The children had a fantastic time working with nature and doing something that will have a legacy beyond their time with the school. The trees mark the start of our allotment project […]

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Taiko Drumming Partnership with Bullfrog Arts

We are currently working on an exciting partnership project with Bullfrog Arts, who are delivering Taiko drumming sessions and supporting us in creating a Taiko drumming and performance group.   Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums.  Taiko playing is loud, hard, and fast, and involves a lot of choreographed movement which […]

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Keeping Children SAFE Online…

We wanted to let you know about the anonymous messaging network ‘Tellonym’. There are a number of concerns about possible safeguarding issues relating to children and young people using the app.To give parents and carers the heads up we are sharing this informative poster from National Online Safety, giving you the information you should know.To […]

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Staying Mentally Healthy During Lockdown….

Our internal mental batteries have all taken a bit of extra load over the last 8 months, and it’s no wonder that many of us have struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues during this time. Here is a useful graphic that might help you check your own mental heath in a simple and […]

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Using Origami to stay safe..

Stopping the transmission of Coronavirus is crucially important to keep us all healthy. At UCS and Oakwood School we have found a novel way of cutting down on the risk of cross contamination, and you can have loads of fun doing it at the same time. Origami is the answer! Making disposable paper cups is […]

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