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Comments following annual reports at the end of 2016/17: “The reports are very thorough and we are delighted she is happy and developing so well.” “It has been great to see his progress this year. We are extremely grateful for all of your help with his behaviour and confidence.” “He continues to gain in confidence and self-esteem.” “I am very proud of how well he has done this year and want to thank you all very much for all your help and support.” “I really enjoyed reading his report and actually laughed at some of the wording, you all know him so well!” “I love how you seem to appreciate even the smallest achievements he makes, he is lucky to have you all.” Comments from families in annual survey October 2017: “Let’s my son express himself and find out what he does and does not like.” “All staff are really approachable and responsive.” “Excellent transition, clearly everyone put a lot of work in to make the transition work well - many thanks.” “The college communicates well.” “The college makes my child feel safe and happy.” “Helps the students reach their potential.” “The college gives the pupils many opportunities in different areas.” “The college is very good at meeting each child’s individual needs.” “The college prepares students for life after school.” “My daughter’s learning and independence has come on loads.” “They make students feel valued and important.”

Headteacher's Welcome

Oak Grove College provides an inspirational, safe, fun and stimulating learning environment for all of our students and has an enthusiastic, committed and dedicated staff team who aspire to provide the best learning opportunities for all of our students, all of the time. It is a privilege to work with all our young people who join us at age 11 and leave ready to take their place in the world as young adults.

Our core purpose is ensuring all of our students are nurtured to develop the communication, social, academic, life and vocational skills necessary to take an active role as citizens in the local, national and international community. This is achieved by creative approaches to learning where many off site visits are undertaken, the grounds are used extensively and a practical approach to the curriculum is undertaken, including our commitment and dedication to the Arts as a vehicle for self esteem development.

We aim to make all of our learners as independent and confident as possible. Here at Oak Grove College we are all immensely proud of our College and we welcome visits from families and indeed from professionals from other organisations. As a community generic special school we take seriously our commitment to providing the very best for young people while they are with us, but also in developing the skills, confidence and aspirations of the wider community to provide the very best for all once they leave the college.

All that we do is underpinned by our view that "Everyone matters, every day counts" and we work in partnership with our Federation schools of Cornfield, Herons Dale and Palatine, to ensure that this view is applied to all those with additional needs and who support and provide for our students. I hope that this website provides you with the information you require, if not please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phillip Potter


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