3rd June 2020
Oaklands school closed to students on Tuesday 17th March due to the increase in numbers of staff absence and the inability to continue to run class groups with adequate staff to ensure the safety of pupils. On Wednesday 18th March the Government announced that all Schools in England should close from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. As per the Government request Oaklands has remained open for students whose parents are keyworkers and requested a place for their child. Places have also been offered to families on a case by case basis, with the school prioritising those in greatest need.
Teachers at Oaklands school are sending weekly activities matched to your child’s IEP targets by email. They have also sent home individual programmes that they would ordinarily be working on. The school is uploading videos of lessons created by teachers onto the school website that your child can access. Families are receiving a weekly call to check how the students are getting on with their home learning and welfare calls from either the family support worker or their child’s Assistant Head.
On the 10th May the Prime Minister announced the Government’s intention for the phased reopening of schools for certain groups of children from the 1st of June. For Oaklands this relates to Reception and Year 1 students. Families have been consulted and offered a place, the students whose families have accepted a place return on the 3rd June 2020.
At present we are undertaking a weekly review to see how many more students we can accommodate whilst ensuring we are following Government guidance.
We will keep our parents updated on further developments and other key messages via email, text and the school website. If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances do please contact the school office between 0900-1530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org a member of the senior leadership team will return your call.
Below are documents relating to the Safeguarding procedures in place during this period, and some guidance for families during this time.
We at Oaklands hope that everyone remains healthy and wish our families the very best.