As you will appreciate, this is an unusual time for everyone and we are working hard to maintain a routine. If you have an upcoming EHCP review, we are aware and are collating the information from home working. A member of the management team will telephone you in the forthcoming days. Due to the ongoing situation, this may not be at the exact date and time. We will carry out carry out regular phone calls with all parents to maintain contact and check on well-being.
School is providing tasks and activities to continue your child’s home learning during this period of social distancing and isolation. Please check the school website. It is HOME SCHOOL DOCUMENTS to the right of the homescreen. You click on WORKSHEETS and DOCUMENTS. If you would like to return any completed worksheets / tasks / photographs of home learning to staff, please email:
Dear ParentsSpecial schools have received updated guidance from the Director of Education relating to keeping our most vulnerable learners at home.The guidance is:
- Children and young people with significant health issues should be risk assessed on an individual basis, according to their medical needs.
- Where the risk assessment identifies that the child is vulnerable to the virus, contact should be made with parents / carers to keep them at home.
- Where parents / carers keep their children at home, based on their own decision due to health reasons, special schools should accept this decision until we have clearer government guidance.
- Carry out a dynamic risk assessment daily to ensure you can open safely whilst protecting children and supporting staff.Obviously there are a lot of young people at The Oaks who have significant health and medical needs. School staff will consider this tomorrow and contact parents who have children in this category to suggest that they stay at home after the weekend, or sooner if parents prefer.Guidance for older and vulnerable adults has also been published, which says that from Monday, anyone with a learning disability is more vulnerable to the virus and should “socially distance” themselves, which would involve staying away from school. This affects all of our Year 14 learners and anyone aged 18 or over in Year 13.The Oaks will remain open to pupils as long as we are able to provide enough appropriate staffing. We will keep you up to date with any further information we receive.Parents may choose to keep their children at home and this decision will be accepted until we receive any further guidance.
Executive Head Teacher
Please note that after careful consideration and advice sought we have decided it is in the best interest of everyone, that no visitors will be admitted into school. Thank you for your support.
Due to the current situation we have made the decision to cancel Parents Evening.