Welcome to Oakleigh School and The Early Years Centre
"Welcome to our website which we hope you will find useful, we will endeavour to show you why we think Oakleigh School is so special and some of the work we do here."
Jenny Gridley - Headteacher at Oakleigh School, Barnet
Oakleigh School caters for children aged 2 – 11 years who have severe and complex learning difficulties. Some of the children have profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) including sensory or physical needs. Other children have autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and severe learning difficulties (SLD) or PMLD.
Jenny Gridley is back following her secondment to the Local Authority.
She is currently taking flexible retirement, which means she has reduced the number of days she is working. Ruth Harding continues to be Acting Headteacher
Oakleigh Siblings Drama Group – February 2017
During the February half term holiday 6 siblings of children at Oakleigh School (aged from 6 - 11 years old) attended our Siblings Drama activity day.
It was lovely to welcome two new members, who were warmly absorbed into the group by our friendly regular attendees. It was also great to introduce two new members of staff who helped to run the day; Sophie Oakleigh’s Music Therapist and Sheila an LSA in Yellow Class who has lots of experience running Drama workshops.
Black History Month 2016
For Black History Month this year we took our inspiration from the Paralympic and Olympic Games in Rio. We showed how much we enjoy using our bodies to 'Be the best we can be!'.
The Lion King - Autism-Friendly Performance
Disney’s THE LION KING will present its fourth dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance on Sunday 4th June 2017 at 1:30pm.
Free winter Dr Bike sessions in Barnet
Have your bicycle checked and minor repairs fixed for free opposite East Finchley tube station, High Road, East Finchley N2 0NW on the first Thursday of each month up to March 2017. Police will also be there to security mark bicycles and offer advice.
Community Languages Week
Last term we celebrated Community Languages Week by looking at Special People in Special Places.
We are committed to providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum set within the framework of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage through which children’s individual learning needs are met.
We place great importance on teaching our children those skills needed for maximum independence and quality of life in their future years by providing stimulating and challenging curriculum experiences to which each child has full access.
We consider every child as an individual and as unique, and plan for him or her accordingly. All aspects of the curriculum promote equal access for all pupils whilst considering gender, ethnicity, special needs, social circumstances, age, cultural and religious beliefs.
We actively celebrate the many different cultures, languages and festivals represented by the pupils and staff at Oakleigh School. We also pay particular attention to any individual needs concerning diet and collective worship. Multiculturalism is part of the fabric of Oakleigh.