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Oaklands school values


Our school is a community in which everyone is valued.

And therefore we

Treat each person as an individual and with dignity and respect.

Get to know and plan according to each student’s individual needs and personality.

Tailoring classroom to meet specific pupil needs.

Take time to communicate with every student daily, learning their needs and understanding them.

Use pupils communication strategies; Makaton , PECs, Intensive interaction, body signing, schedules and have no favourites.

Stretch each student to reach their full potential and celebrate the smallest progression.

Take account & support each individual’s strengths & weaknesses.

Encourage a variety of experiences.

Act as good role models.

We do our best for our students every day.

Work well together in teams.

Treat everyone equally, with respect and are kind to each other.

Pull together, share ideas, welcome new team members.

Provide high quality training for staff to continuously develop skills.

Try to understand each other by listening and talking, we acknowledge other people’s opinions and appreciate their others input.

Treat others like we would like to be treated.

Value & respect cultural/religious differences and celebrate diversity

  • Try to be cheerful / positive.

Our students deserve the best.

And therefore, we

Provide a safe, stimulating & fun learning environment.

We provide and look after high quality-age-appropriate resources.

Plan appropriately, differentiate and are ready to adapt.

Provide high quality staff that strives to continually improve our skills.

Support pupils with their personal needs, treating them with care and respect.

Encourage independence consistently through each day.

Seek opportunities for inclusion in school and with other schools.

Plan excellent environmental visits to ensure our students are part of the community.

Deliver the highest quality education, we strive to find new ways to deliver our students education and are always prepared to learn new techniques.

Plan appropriately, setting SMART, achievable and challenging targets and monitor and celebrate progress.

Differentiate and are ready to adapt.

Demonstrate empathy, good pastoral care and humour.

Meet education & communication needs.

Offer a wide range of therapies.

Provide healthy meals and snacks.

Ensure we take safeguarding seriously

Communication well with families daily to ensure their days runs smoothly.

It is our role to deliver the highest quality education.

And therefore, we

Plan excellent lessons & deliver them accordingly to students' individual needs.

Set targets, monitor and celebrate progress and provide additional support where needed. We moderate our pupils' work.

Ensure innovative teaching methods are used and we respond to educational initiatives

Provide appropriate communication for students e.g. Makaton, switches, PECs, Intensive Interaction and body signing.

Manage time and resources effectively.

Ensure that learning is relevant for life after school; life skills, vocational skills, work experience,  links with colleges.

Use creative ideas to ensure they have access to the curriculum.

Deliver life skills, vocational skills, work experience, community links with colleges.

We are working towards NAS accreditation.

Attend training sessions to further develop our skills.

Utilise staff strengths.

Reflect carefully to review and improve practise.

Provide an inclusive environment.

Make great use of specialist advice and provide students with specialist support.

Use the latest  ICT equipment and facilities.

Plan festival days which enrich the educational experience.

Our pupils will make progress and become more independent.

And therefore we

Have high expectations.

Prepare students for transition into further education and life by providing  links with FE colleges and work placements,  travel training and independent living skills.

Encourage / support pupils to make choices

Provide good role models

Set individual targets which can be achieved, teach in small steps, document progress and produce evidence

Organise community visits.

Positively reinforce.

Teach with precision using the strategies our pupils each need.

Liaise with parents.

Giving time they deserve to reach their goals / targets.

Involve parents in reinforcing learning through opportunities at home.

Give students incentives to learn.

Provide a calm & safe environment, so students are ready to learn.

We use TEACCH/PECs/Schedules/objects of reference/Intensive interaction to improve progress.

Use AFL to plan next steps.

We encourage students to carry out tasks with minimal / no support.

Use therapists to assess pupils and provide programmes which will enable them to progress.

We all have an important role to play in providing the most inspirational and enjoyable educational experience possible.

And therefore, we

Make learning fun and create a happy environment.

Remain positive and motivated, we inspire each other.

Provide interesting, engaging and varied lessons.

Organise a performing arts week and put on productions.

Provide new resources suitable for students.

Keep up to date with training & latest research.

Provide a calm & safe environment, so students are ready to learn.

Give a warm welcome to everyone.

Devote ourselves to the student’s needs.

Give maximum effort and our very best every day.

Explore different media of expression for our students.

Build a strong team (learn each other’s strengths).

Celebrate festivals / birthdays / cultures.

Get active week.

Offer opportunities not available at home.

Show genuine interest in the lives of our students both in and out of school.

Share good practice.

Regularly review and revise our teaching strategies. Work as a team.

Try to remain cheerful and positive.

Go on social outings.

Provide interesting, engaging and varied lessons.

Reward good work.

Incorporating motivators into lessons.


Oaklands School,
Gresham Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569

Oaklands School,
Woodlands Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569