2019-2020 has been an unusual and eventful year at Oakfield Park School with many students (and some staff) being unable to attend since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. However we did do lots of work in the earlier parts of the year towards the development of independence, work and life skills as well as taking part in visits and sporting events on and off site and our students have been successful in gaining qualifications and taking part in lots of experiences and educational activities of various kinds.
Our 2020 Leavers have all gained ASDAN accreditation, some have also completed BTEC awards and some have passed Functional Skills Maths and/or English. All are now looking forward the next stage of their lives and experiences.
Three of our leavers have chosen to continue their education at college in preparation for the world of work while the others will have activities provided by Shared Lives, Supported Living or Day Opportunities.
A really big thank you to all staff and everybody that has been involved in helping us to achieve all of the above in difficult circumstances. We are sorry that we could not hold the usual end of school celebrations for our 2020 Leavers but wish them all the best for the future.
Going to Camphill College - Bobby, Nicky and Byron.
Accessing day opportunities or other social care provision: Annesah, Andrew, Connor, Jakub, Robert, Kian, Daniel, Callum, Chris and Georgia.
Congratulations to the Oakfield Park School Class of 2020.
Class of 2020
Post 16 works closely with our KS4 staff to ensure that students have a smooth transition into Post 16. Year 11’s participate in Post 16 Activity Clubs and join their Post 16 peers in the dining hall at lunchtimes to encourage integration. We have well established links with local mainstream and other special high schools, attend the annual reviews for prospective Post 16 students, exchange information and arrange taster visits and meetings to introduce new students to Oakfield Park.
During their time in Post 16 all our students engage in a range of transition experiences including visiting colleges, discussing their interests and future options and lessons about moving on after school. Staff spend time helping students understand what Post 19 will mean to them on an individual basis and work with other professionals to prepare students and their families for the future and all those involved are invited to the students’ annual review meetings. Students and parents are a vital part of transition reviews and the Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) are designed to provide holistic and support along with the information contained on the local offer website.
Our Parent Support Adviser is able to address any issues and provide guidance around transition and other concerns.
The Connexions Service, through the Personal Advisor and Access Point provide students and their parents/carers with support during transition times. Students are encouraged to explore options to continue their development, participation and attainment through a range of local providers.
Our strong links with local Post 19 education providers means our curriculum is progressive and feeds into the education options available when students leave Oakfield Park.
Staff work with professionals from colleges and other Post 19 service providers to ensure smooth, calm and positive transition for our students. Information is passed on to relevant establishments through reports, observations, meetings, statements, assessments and transition and/or communication passports. Open Days and Taster Visits are arranged to introduce students (and families) to the new provision and staff come into school to get to know the students prior to the summer break.
Post 16 Home to School Transport
Please be aware ALL students need to re-apply for Home to School Transport before moving into Post 16 in line with WMDC Policy. A parental contribution will be payable, although students maybe eligible for a bursary, contact Linda Lockett the School Business Manager for more information. Our Parent Support Adviser is able to offer assistance with applications.