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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:

Thrive Federation West Worthing 10K and 5K Run

Thrive Federation West Worthing 10K and 5K Sunday 10th March 2019, 10:30am start

Join us on race day at Worthing seafront and raise funds for the Thrive Federation of Special Schools.

Now in it’s third year, the West Worthing 10K and 5K is a friendly seafront run, welcoming runners of all abilities to a flat out and back route. All funds raised from the event will be shared across the four fantastic special schools in the Thrive Federation. Palatine Primary School, Oak Grove College and Herons Dale Primary School provide education for children with special educational needs, many of whom have associated sensory, motor and communication difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Cornfield School is for boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. All four schools do incredible work to address the unique needs of all the pupils at the schools. Fundraising allows the schools to enrich the lives of the children attending the schools and to enhance their learning experience to make it as fun, dynamic and creative as possible.

Some of the projects that the schools are looking to fund are: a music technology room, wheelchair accessible play equipment, a sensory soft play room, a teaching kitchen and a rebound therapy centre.

Run for Thrive Whether you are an experienced runner or looking for a new challenge for 2019 this run is open to all. Sign up for either the 5K or 10K and run for the Thrive Federation. Runners can also help to raise more money for the schools through sponsorship, you can start your fundraising by setting up a JustGiving page. It only takes a few minutes to set up a page and can be shared easily with friends and family via e-mail and social media. Using JustGiving also makes collecting Gift Aid easy. To set up your fundraising page simply head over to http://www.justgiving.com

Make a fundraising page - JustGiving

Alternatively you can download a paper sponsorship form below.

The event is managed by Sporting Events UK and will be chip timed and fully licenced by Run Britain and UK Athletics, all finishers will get a bespoke medal plus there will be category and team prizes.

Last year was a sellout so book your place now to avoid missing out at http://www.sportingeventsuk.com/enterevent/worthing-10/

Sponsorship Forms:

Chilled Out Swim Sessions

We are running some chilled out swim sessions at Oak Grove College.

These sessions are for those who need 1-1 support in the water.

Please provide your own PA or discuss with Claire Moyle – cmoyle@oakgrovecollege.org.uk

Cost £5 per session.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Further details attached:

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:

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

The mission of The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People is to transform young lives. They do this by raising money to support a wide range of fantastic projects that help disadvantaged young people to Achieve It, Beat It, Live It and Experience It.

Some of the Highlights of the Foundations work with young people can be found in their February Highlights newsletter.

Please take a look at the February Highlights Issue below to see how they have helped to develop a New Inclusive Music Tech space for our students.

Further information about the work of the foundation can be found on their website: https://dmthomasfoundation.org/

Half Term Family Activities at Chichester Cathedral

Please see the attached information about the next Family Activity Day at Chichester Cathedral, “Wonderful Water”.

This Activity Day is on Friday 22 February.

Further Information attached:

Sow and Grow – Seed Swap and Spring Fair

It’s less than two weeks to go, until the annual Seed Swap and Spring Fair.

Please see the flyer below for details:

Revision Club – English

Revision Club KS4 – Wednesdays

From the week beginning 4th February we will be holding a revision club after school for those students doing exams in English. This will run from 3.00pm to 4.00pm every Wednesday, starting on Wednesday 6th February and finishing on Wednesday 29th May. This will enable the students to have time to practise some of the key skills they will need in their forthcoming exams.

Adur Special Needs Project

Adur Special Needs Project are currently looking for new trustees to join their team.

The commitment for the Trustee role is the attendance at Management Meetings once a month and the occasional attendance at the Play Scheme itself.

Any one that maybe interested in the role  can apply be sending an email to info@adurspecialneedsproject.org.

Further information about Adur Special Needs project can be found at their website http://www.adurspecialneedsproject.org.uk/

Adur Special Needs Project are also hosting a Charity Quiz Night on 28th February.

Please see the attached flyer below for details:

Disabled Living Newsletter : January 2019

Please see the Disabled Living Newsletter – January 2019

Practical Solutions supporting disabled children, adults and older people.

Adur Centre – Half Term Activity Options

Half term VENTURE ACTIVITY DAY CAMPS at the ADUR Centre, Shoreham.

These will be offering action packed days doing indoor climbing, SUP paddling, bouldering, mountain biking, archery, kayaking and more!

The adventure camps are open to children aged 8-13.

Please see the flyer below for more information:

Buddys Café : Announcement by the Trustees of Worthing Mencap

Announcement by The Trustees of Worthing Mencap

Buddys Café will close with effect from 31st January 2019, until further notice, due to funding limitations. This is a temporary measure while restructuring Buddys Café and the services it provides.

 All other services provided by Buddys Worthing Mencap to support people with a learning disability will continue unaffected during the Café closure.

 Worthing Mencap remains fully committed to providing excellent services for the people we support, continuing 60 years of success serving the local community, and is now planning for an exciting future.

 We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued support.

The Trustees of Worthing Mencap