Community

Working with our school community is very important to our school, for example, last Christmas saw over 1000 parents and grandparents visiting school or church to watch our children put on 10 musical performances in the space of just over a week! Whether it was the carol concert at Holy Trinity Church or the Foundation Stage nativity audiences flocked in to see the children perform.

"I just wanted to say what a brilliant experience it was this morning with Year 5 and 6. I have never been around so many polite and well spoken children at one time. I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn’t believe how much information they knew about the war" - Grandparent 

 

 

 

Community Cohesion

Working with our school community is very important to our school, for example,  Christmas saw over 1000 parents and grandparents visiting school or church to watch our children put on 10 musical performances in the space of just over a week! Whether it was the carol concert at Holy Trinity Church or the Foundation Stage nativity audiences flocked in to see the children perform. 
We also hold very successful community afternoons which are attended by local residents and grandparents, some of whom had never set foot into the school before!

 

 

 

Involving Parents

Collective responsibility is a core value at Oakridge and one the children are all very aware of. You will often see children picking up coats in a cloakroom that don’t belong to them and they’ll say ‘I know it’s not my coat but we all must make sure that the school is tidy.’ 

That value is equally important in working together to ensure that we all do we can to ensure that all our children learn and develop. For this reason we hold a number of workshops for parents to help them understand our approach to learning as well as to give them ideas to support their child’s learning at home. These have been very well received and I know that these will continue next year.

The involvement of the wider community in our children’s learning is an area of school life which we are constantly evaluating its impact. This is a twin track agenda with firstly, certain areas of school life which we involve the community in as a celebration of the work of the school and secondly where we involve the community to enhance our children’s learning opportunities. Both are very important in our schools development and need regular evaluating.