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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Useful Links

Did you know Edinburgh Zoo have live webcams streaming from the following parts of their zoo? • Penguin Cam• Tiger Cam• Panda Cam• Koala Cam• Rockhopper Penguin Cam Definitely worth a watch. https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/?fbclid=IwAR0k9iFqmlAq7aotjfhJNNdgk2QbW9MRei_qmRfkA2ZkFi_OpAeit5OYrPI#penguincam Stay safe, stay well, stay home!

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Wear a hat day.

Today we have been supporting “Wear a Hat Day” in aid of the Brain Tumour Research charity, as part of our commitment and integration of the schools ‘Core Values’ into our lessons and pupil’s lives, and the response has been fantastic. Students and staff arrived at school wearing hats of their choice or designed and […]

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Wash your lyrics…as well as your hands

We have been trying to raise spirits in our school and one of the ways we have been doing it is to sing songs alongside the washing routine. We came across this great site; https://washyourlyrics.com Which generates posters of songs for you to sing along to. Here’s a pic of the first one chosen by […]

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It’s been 6 months

6 months have gone by since we opened the doors of Oakwood Community School for the very first time! It’s with a lot of pride that we continue to give opportunities to our wonderful students, opportunities to help them progress forwards and fulfill the ambitions and wishes they have for their lives.  We are incredibly […]

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Congratulations…

Good news for four students of Oakwood School and United Children’s Services this week when they discovered they had passed their Functional Skills Qualifications. The qualifications support the development of practical skills. They’re designed to help students gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. As such they are an important skill set […]

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Staying Safe Online..

The internet is a fantastic resource for young people. It helps them keep in touch with their friends, and can aid their educational studies through providing a powerful information tool. However, it also poses dangers to children and young people – often arising because of careless use of digital media, including websites, chat rooms and […]

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Know your apps…

There is no doubt that social media has transformed the way the world communicates, particularly younger people and children. Whilst this has undoubtedly brought benefits, it has also introduced risks for children and young people. As a parent or carer it is important that you are aware of the various apps that might appear in […]

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Happy New Year everybody!

As we bid farewell to 2019 and welcome in 2020, we want to take time to wish all our children, staff, relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues a very Happy New Year.

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Learning to prevent harm occurring…

Supporting emotionally and behaviourally challenged young people is an incredibly fulfilling career. However, it cannot be undertaken without the correct training, which is why at Oakwood School we are constantly updating our knowledge and skills through our staff regularly attending appropriate courses. This week we have been undertaking MAPA training. MAPA stands for the Management […]

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A Christmas Trip Out..

This week we went on an outing to Bradgate Park.  Bradgate Park, renowned for its fine herds of deer, is the only remaining enclosed medieval deer park in the East Midlands and contains the oldest rocks in England. This was a great opportunity to get out and get hands on with all the activities the […]

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Decorating for Christmas…

Everyone at the school had a lot of fun last week decorating their classroom windows. Each class had to come up with an original design and as you can see from the photos, there were some really strong entries.  Great to see so much Christmas creativity at the school!

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