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Barnsley Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7DT


Oakfield Park School

All Different, All Valued, All Equal

Teaching and Learning


Teaching and learning in Post 16 has a cross curricular approach so that English (literacy - communication), Maths (numeracy – time, measurement and money) and ICT (including use of switches and elec. equipment) are embedded in and taught across a wide range of subjects. Lessons address the assessment required for formal accreditation and provide opportunities for students to meet the specified criteria but these are not necessarily taught as discrete lessons. Staff incorporate elements of humanities, science, music, drama, art and RE into their teaching as appropriate.


Sense-It students develop social skills, communication, independence through a range of sensory led activities and access movement activities such as rebound, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy programmes.

Spectrum students participate in a range of activities to promote positive behaviours, social and personal skills, communication and accessing the community. The activities are based on the Teacch approach and include a range of physical activities including exercise and Sherborne sessions.

Life Skills students are provided with opportunities that promote independence through accessing the community, vocational courses, work experience placements and building personal skills during practical activities in school.

Work Skills students build higher levels of independence and social skills through work related tasks and experiences within school and the community such as enterprise and horticultural / construction projects, meal planning and preparation, choosing and using leisure facilities and travel training.