• We offer a safe and stuctured environment where young people can begin to safely explore their experiences within a consistent psychologically containing environment.
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  • While our expectation is to offer settled placements of 6 months and more, our admission procedures are sufficiently flexible to take account of urgent situations.
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  • Barford education caters for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties who have found it difficult to achieve their full potential in the mainstream sector.
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  • We aim to provide the best treatment for each individual child and the best support for significant adults who have the child in mind. We place the child and the adult at the centre of our thinking
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Oakwood School

 
  Head Teacher

  Wayne Parkes

 
Oakwood School

Oakwood School is an independent special school that caters for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties who have found it difficult to achieve their full potential in the mainstream sector.

The Oaks

The Oaks School is a smaller independent special school for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties which is attached to a children's home.
 
 
The schools tolerates a wide variety of behaviours, but do not accept them as inevitable and unchangeable. The individual behaviours are prioritised and, through planned intervention and adherence to the rewards and sanctions in the Behaviour Policy, this ensures that the consequences to behaviour are specific and limited.
 
All systems, teaching and management of the school focus on the promotion, establishment and internalisation of socially acceptable and appropriate behaviours. Through as individualised approach in a consistent, caring and supportive environment, each pupil will be given opportunities to encourage them to develop their skills, qualities and self-esteem. With this positive behaviour management, each pupil will be empowered as their confidence, ability and self-control is enhanced.
 
Children are encouraged to develop appropriate behaviour patterns. There is a warm, caring attitude in adult-child relationships together with individual/ group tutorials and the systematic use of incentives. Children are dealt with as individuals and this facilitates pastoral care.
 
The school actively promotes the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda. This, provision aims for all pupils to be healthy and safe, to enjoy and achieve, to make a positive contribution and to become economically self sufficient as far as is possible.
 
 

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