NOS’s guide on being kind is an essential read for all parents and children using the internet. It suggests disassociating yourself from pack mentality, learning self-empathy and how to offer help online.
Following last weeks heartfelt and touching applause that rang out across the country United Health are again proud to join in the nationwide campaign to get people to clap for everyone who is working so hard to keep us healthy; doctors, nurses; GPs; Pharmacists, Care Home staff, home carers and EVERYONE related at the front line.
Let us all show how grateful we still are for their hard work and dedication at 8pm tonight!
United Health are proud to join in the nationwide campaign to get people to clap for everyone who is working so hard to keep us healthy; doctors, nurses; GPs; Pharmacists, Care Home staff, home carers and EVERYONE related at the front line.
Let us all show how grateful we are for their hard work and dedication at 8pm tonight!
For many of our pupils expressing their emotions or thoughts can be difficult.
The use of creative curriculum modules is important to give them a way in which they can develop a creative thought process and learn the simple joy of producing something original.
The picture is an example of an independent piece of writing that one of our pupils is very proud of. He usually struggles to produce even a few sentences , but in this instance he was keen to share his story. Our staff worked hard to capture his imagination and encouraged to produce something he could truly call his own original creation.
At Oakwood Community School we ask wide range of outside organisations to come and talk to our pupils a range of issues that might affect their behaviour choices.
Recently it was the turn of the local Police force, who gave us a talk on the importance of tolerance, having respect and how these linked together to reduce the incidence of anti-social behaviour.
At the school one of our core values is for everyone in the school to show respect for others, staff and pupils alike.
The talk was well received and we think an important message was delivered.
We believe it’s very important to showcase the results of our pupils efforts.
It’s all too easy for pupils to question what they do, if the end result is merely hidden away. We love to exhibit our pupils work and showcase their achievements!
Our new therapy dog, Noah, has received a terrific welcome from all our staff and pupils this week.
He has already started to bring out the softer side of us all.
This lovely picture shows him with some of our older pupils today.
Therapy dogs are a wonderful way of helping to reduce stress and ultimately hep improve behaviour. We are sure that Noah will be really beneficial for the school.
United Children’s Services and Oakwood Community School are very happy to be exhibiting at the Children’s Commissioning Conference in Alfreton, Derbyshire today and tomorrow.
We will be showcasing our Children’s Homes and the magnificent development of Oakwood Community School on its new 27 acre site in Leicestershire – opening September 2019.
We have a 3D tour of one of our homes as well as a great video of the school with commentary from staff and a pupil about what makes Oakwood such a special place for its pupils.
Wayne Parkes – Head of Services will be at the show along with Becky Grimshaw – Operations Manager, managers from our children’s homes and one of the Co Headteachers from Oakwood Community School.
We look forward to meeting commissioners and discussing in depth what we can offer to children and young people to help them develop resilience, growth and optimism.
Last week we were being filmed for a video introduction to the School and our new site. It was very exciting for pupils and they were fascinated to see the equipment being used! They were great at joining in and fully committed to taking part. Can’t wait to see the finished result.
Learning is not always about classrooms – at Oakwood Community School we firmly believe in the positive benefits of outdoor education.
So this week we took our younger students to feed the animals at our local farm. The children really enjoyed being out in the fresh air, and interacting with the animals, especially the baby goats.
We used the trip as part of our maths lesson for the day and did some work on data collection.When we returned to school we analysed the data to show how many animals were on the farm and how much food they needed a day.
If the weather stays fine we will no doubt continue to explore the benefits of learning outside the classroom.