Oak Park is a specialist setting which has been set up to support pupils whose complex SEMH needs mean that they have not been successful in mainstream schools. Our pupils may also have secondary needs such as ASD, ADHD and other barriers to learning.
Oak Park comprises of two classes: 8x students taught by one teacher and one Learning Advisor. The SenCo/Inclusion Lead is shared with Kennington Park Academy. An Assistant Headteacher has overall specific responsibility for Oak Park. Our Headteacher, Anne Sturman has overall responsibility for the setting.
Classes are split into:
- KS1/lower KS2
Our curriculum has a large focus upon developing social and emotional skills as well as ensuring that pupils make academic progress. We also offer therapeutic support- play and integrated therapy as well as speech and language therapy. We use a cross curricular approach to planning and teaching as we know that this works well for our learners. A personalised curriculum also ensures that those who previously were disengaged learners are able to develop an interest in learning and make progress.
Our aims are for our pupils to:
- Make progress in terms of their social and emotional needs -thus impacting positively on their overall development.
- Gain confidence and self esteem
- See themselves as active learners
- Make academic progress
- Feel included within our community
- Develop the skills necessary for a successful transition to KS3
- Make progress in relation to their EHCP targets
Times of the day:
09.00-15.00: Monday to Thursday
Admission to Oak Park
Our pupils will have an EHCP outlining SEMH as their primary need.
We receive referrals via Lambeth SEN