Oakwood Academy A GSG School
- Oakwood Academy
- Head: Mrs Amanda Nicholson
- T 01619 212880
- F 01619 212881
- E email@example.com
- W www.oakwoodhighschool.co.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 9 to 18 with moderate and complex learning difficulties
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Salford
- Pupils: 187
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 17th July 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 3rd October 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
An inspiring, remarkable school, with a happy atmosphere. More than fulfils the head's conviction that special needs children should enjoy the very best facilities and opportunities. Gap year spent in a mainstream school where she saw SEN children 'just being written off' propelled her to teach history in special...
What the school says...
A Co-operative Learning Trust.
A Specialist Arts, Technology and Sports College.
Converted to an academy 2012.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since January 2011, Mrs Amanda Nicholson BA PGCE NPQH, postgrad qualifications in SEN (30s). Attended an RC school in Liverpool, studied politics and economics at Liverpool. Gap year spent in a mainstream school where she saw SEN children 'just being written off' propelled her to teach history in special needs schools in Sheffield and Rotherham and at the Northern Primary Support Centre for complex learning difficulties in Liverpool. Husband Keith is a police sergeant in St Helens; two young daughters. Enjoys travel, reading, yoga. Warm, approachable, deeply impressive commitment to giving SEN children 'the best education possible, so they have the best possible start in life'; equally impressive is her command of how to do it - much emphasis on family support.
Applied for academy conversion status, because she wanted...
Special Education Needs
We cater for students with a range of special needs. All pupils have statements.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|