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Oakfield Park School

All Different, All Valued, All Equal

Meet the Key Stage 3 team:


Hi, I'm Frances and I am Class 1 teacher and Key Stage 3 facilitator at Oakfield Park school. 

In class one we have a very active timetable, we like hands on activities and visit lots of different areas in school. We like to visit weekly the sensory room and soft play area, adventure play, the ICT suite, the cooking room, the ball pool and the bikes and go karts. 

In class there is lots to do and lots for you to play with at choose time. We love sensory and creative activities and we have them in most sessions. We are a structured class with a timetable, bay areas for independent work, group work areas and a playground for ourselves. We have lots of rewards and consequences for you and your own reward chart.

My name is Rebecca and I have been a teacher for 12 years, 6 of these at Oakfield Park. I am the Creative facilitator and class 2 teacher this year and I try to bring as much music and art to the class as possible.  Our class is a sensory class and we do a lot of practical hands on, sensory activities.  Activities vary from accessing the sensory room to making a paper mache globe, from going out on the bus to making beans on toast.  We enjoy a very messy and tactile curriculum and we love sending glitter home!!!!  Outside of school I am involved in various musical theatre projects both for myself and assisting with workshops for young people.  In school I oversee the creativity curriculum strand which means I get the best job of working on the annual school performance and the YAMSEN youth choir.  If I could sing a lesson I would, if you love music then class 2 is for you.

“Hi, my name is Tori and I am delighted to be your child’s new class teacher. I enjoy all aspects of dance, performance, movement therapy & relaxation, fitness & health & well-being. I look forward to getting creative in the classroom & ensuring sure that learning is beneficial but most of importantly, lots of fun! Class 3 will make good use of school’s wonderful indoor & outdoor  resources, as I believe that practical learning is beneficial. My top priority as a teacher is making sure that all children remain happy & safe in school.”

Hi, I'm Toni and I will be teaching in Class 4.  I love reading stories and exploring sensory resources and enjoy taking students outside to explore the community around us. I like using instruments to make sounds and play music and love watching our students become as independent as possible. My favourite lesson of all is sensory play and exploration. Be warned though, it can get very messy!

I'm Richard, I teach a class 5 and am Wider World facilitator. You may see me in out in the garden! We are lucky in school and have a sensory garden, polytunnel and an outside place for growing veg so plenty of places to get your hands dirty! I have worked here for two years now and I am still finding my way about the school so don't worry if you get lost on a visit.

Hello i'm Naomi I am the class 6 teacher.

My name is Henri-Leigh and I have been given the privilege of being your child’s new teacher in September. I teach class 7.  I have recently qualified from a PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University and have experience at Oakfield Park as a supply teaching assistant. Outside of school, I enjoy keeping active by going for walks with friends and family, as well as regularly baking and spending time being creative in the kitchen. I’m very excited to have been given this opportunity

Hello my name is Megan, I am the teacher in class 8– Key Stage 3 at Oakfield Park School. I have been at Oakfield Park School for the past 2 years and enjoy creating an exciting curriculum for you to explore. In class 10 we follow a structured timetable that includes lots of opportunities for different areas of learning that suits you as individuals. We are very creative in our class and enjoy visiting different areas in school. The topic in September is Magic and we have some very exciting lessons planned.

Hello my name is Casey. I teach class 9. I am doing my ECT at Oakfield Park School. 

Hello my name is Angela, I am class 10 teacher and Independence facilitator.  I have been a teacher at Oakfield Park since it first opened and I have taught every age group in the school during that time. I have been based in KS3 for the last 10 years. I began my teaching career in mainstream High Schools and have experience of teaching in primaries, middle schools MLD and SLD schools before joining OFP.

In class 10 we follow quite a formal time table interspersed with a great deal of creativity which includes reading, writing and numeracy every day. We learn topic based facts and enjoy competing in end of ½ term quizzes to see how much we can remember. We challenge ourselves in PE lessons to improve on our personal best physical skills and in food tech we increase our independence and follow health and hygiene rules

We have a fantastic staff team in class 10 and we all work hard to make our classroom a busy, happy fun and productive learning environment we encourage independence, self confidence and a sense of humour, and enjoy rewarding our students with a hot chocolate in winter or ice cream in summer

Meet the Key Stage 4 Team:

Hello.  I’m Fran and I am Class 11 teacher and Communication facilitator.  I’ve been a teacher for 24 years with a background in mainstream, and have taught at Oakfield Park School for the last 10 years in lots of different types of classes.  I’m very much looking forward to another fabulous year with our excellent students. 

In Class 11, we have a mixture of needs and our super staff team will ensure that you have a lovely varied programme of activities that work for you.  We have a structured timetable but within it do all sorts of things: lots of independence tasks; exercise such as the gym or physiotherapy; singing and dancing; artwork; and of course, Literacy and Numeracy work which fits in with real life experiences. We work on communication a lot so do plenty of singing and signing and using whatever communication method you need. We work on social and emotional skills too, including good socialisation with peers so of course, we have to play loads of games!

Hi, I’m Jadie I am the teacher in Class 12 and Key Stage 4 facilitator. I have worked throughout school with a wide range of students during my 13 years at Oakfield Park.It is my role as the teacher alongside the members of my staff team to provide a safe and caring environment to ensure all students are happy and well looked after. I have a structured timetable and use bay work and symbols to support the students and to maximise communication and understanding. I think students should have access to a curriculum that is adapted to make it exciting and interesting. I like to see students enjoying themselves whilst learning and make progress throughout all areas of the curriculum.The topic in September is Magic! I have lots of Sensory experiments, Magical stories and Magnificent activities which will be the magic key to learning the fun and exciting way!

I am Mel and the teacher of class 13.  I have worked at Oakfield Park School now for approximately 17 years. I am part of a happy and lively class team dedicated to supporting the health, wellbeing, physical, medical and education needs of our very special students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and Complex Needs (PMLDC).  We encourage student’s creativity and help to develop their pre-verbal and early communication, emergent literacy and numeracy skills through play, music, therapies and a Multi sensory approach to the curriculum.  Our aim is to have as much fun as possible and make every moment count whilst maintaining and developing new skills to carry them forward into Post 16.   

Hi, I’m Leighton and I am class 14 teacher and Cognition facilitator.  I have been a teacher at Oakfield Park for 9 years.  I am teaching in Key Stage 4 and can’t wait to welcome you all to Class 12.  I know some of you have not been in school for a while but we are a friendly staff team who will help you to settle back in.  We will be doing lots of work to develop our independence and living skills such as cooking and accessing the community. There will also be plenty of opportunities to keep ourselves healthy through exercise.  I love being creative in the classroom so we will be doing lots of art and craft activities too.

Meet the Post 16 Team:

I am Dale and I have been a teacher at Oakfield Park for the last 6 years. I am currently teaching in Post 16 and will be teaching in Class 15 this year. I am involved across whole school sporting events such as sports day and boccia competitions as well as sports competitions outside of school.

Hello I am Sam, I teach class 16. I am enthusiastic, caring, passionate about teaching and helping students become the best that they can be. I like to create a friendly and welcoming classroom environment, where students are encouraged to be independent and have fun with their learning. I take the time to get to know my students, and plan lessons based upon their likes and interests to create an engaging curriculum.

Hello my name is Alison and I am class 17 teacher and Physical facilitator for the school. I have been at Oakfield Park school for 8 years but been a special school teacher in other authorities for much longer than that! I have taught all age groups but worked just in Post 16 and predominately PMLD students since I have been here.
In class we work really hard on using and developing our communication skills and being as independent as we possibly can. We also love different multi-sensory experiences and being creative , usually managing to make a mess at the same time and having lots of fun

Hello, I'm Chloe and I am Class 18 Teacher and Key Stage Facilitator for Post 16. I have lots of wonderful multi-sensory activities planned to help you to learn and grow and want to encourage you to be the very best that you can be. Within Post 16, as well as working on communication and cognition, there is also a greater focus on independence and self-help skills and preparation for adulthood - plus lots of opportunities for fun and creativity along the way!

PPA Cover team:

Hello, I'm Beth and I have been a teacher at Oakfield Park for 9 years. I am looking forward to teaching across school from September and getting to know more of you! I am in classes covering PPA for different teachers across school. I enjoy doing lots of creative and sensory activities and seeing our students having fun exploring and getting messy.

I am James, I am a qualified teacher and will be completing my ECT at Oakfield Park School in key stage 3 from May 2022. 

I am Zoe, I am training to be a teacher and cover PPA in school.