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Sign2Sing 2019

Sign2Sing is an annual fundraising event, organised by the Deaf health charity SignHealth. It’s the only mass participation signing event.

Sign2Sing provides the opportunity to learn sign language while helping fundraise for projects to support Deaf people.

Deaf people communicate using sign language, and Sign2Sing is designed to promote this beautiful language and raise valuable funds.

Our Students took part in the Sign2Sing 2019 Event recently and this can be seen in the video below.

The Sign2Sing website has further information and can can be found at this address:

Visit Sign2Sing!

Special Olympics – World Games

Caleb Grace an ex student has been training hard over the last few years as a swimmer and was selected to represent GB Special Olympics in the World Games in Abu Dhabi. He flew out on Monday 11th March as part of the GB team and is preparing for his first competition on Saturday 16th March. Caleb started Oak Grove College in 2009 and was identified has having potential as a swimmer, with some encouragement he gained his confidence and joined a competitive disability squad, “Squids” at Littlehampton. From this point he has not looked back and went on to join Littlehampton swimming club and has competed for them at county level. More recently he has been swimming in all the National para swimming galas across the UK and is looking forward to making qualification times so he can represent GB in para swimming.

We send Caleb and all the GB Special Olympics Team our best wishes for success at the World Games


Canine Concern and our Canine Friend

Canine Concern is a charity that works to provide Therapy Dogs to elderly, lonely and individuals with health concerns or issues where a visiting therapy dog would be helpful in supporting them. Canine Concern also carry out visits to schools and special needs groups and have found that these visits help in breaking down barriers, providing a sensory aspect and enjoyment for all.

Recently Oak Grove College has been enjoying visits from our own special canine friend Dottie along with her human companion Lucie Johnson.

Dottie’s regular visits to the school are a great success. Dottie has been visiting Albert’s class in KOA and the students (and staff) enjoy Dottie’s company. The interaction provides stimulus, smiles and enjoyment for all involved, Dottie also loves the attention and extra treats!

Further information about Canine Concern can be found on their website: https://www.canineconcern.co.uk/

Stay Safe

Carers and guardians are invited to join a FREE online safety workshop in partnership with Barnardo’s called Stay Safe at Elm Grove Primary School, Worthing, BN11 5LQ from 6pm-8pm on Monday 18thMarch 2019. The training is aimed at 7 – 12 year olds; however parents of younger and older children may also find it useful. Topics will include online safety, child sexual exploitation, the Prevent agenda and the warning signs of radicalisation.

For further details please see the document below:

Newsletter: February 2019

Oak Grove College – OFSTED Report – January 2019

Oak Grove College was inspected by two colleagues from OFSTED on January 10th 2019.

The comments and responses from the OFSTED team were undeniably favourable and we are delighted the OFSTED inspectors made so many positive comments regarding the caring ethos of the school and the progress our students make.

Please see the complete assessment of the inspection team attached below:

Nut Free School

Oak Grove College is a Nut Free School, please see information below on this issue:

Easter Holiday Activities

Oak Grove College and South Downs Leisure are running an Easter Holiday Activity Program for young people with additional needs (8-19 years).

For booking information and further details please see the document below:

Student Council – Red Nose Day 2019

The student council will be organising some special events on Friday March 15th in aid of Comic Relief Day (Red Nose Day)! To mark the day, we will have a non-uniform day- please bring in a £1 donation (where possible). Money raised will go to Comic Relief and will be used to help reduce poverty in the UK and across the world!

Expect something special at break times, in the lunch hall in the week leading up and bring a funny photo in of yourself to go on our ‘Funny photo’ display at the front of school (ask an adult first before bringing in a photo and write your name on the back to have it returned to you afterwards).

Thank you!

Kevin and the student council

Autism Awareness Day 2019

To mark Autism Awareness Day; over 40 organisations, professionals, providers and charities will be gathering under one roof to provide advice, help and support for families.

Please see the attached flyer for further details: