Oracle Education provides a range of education packages for young people aged 8 to 18 with Special Educational Needs and Disability including complex social and emotional needs such as ASC, ODD and PDA. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our curriculum and delivery, whether that be our bespoke one-to-one packages, alternative vocational programmes or more formal, school-based education in one of our DFE registered independent, specialist day schools.
Our teams provide a respectful and nurturing environment, giving all young people the best platform to reach their potential. We hope to be a beacon of good practice, producing successful, measurable outcomes in all aspects of our work with young people. We aim to facilitate excellent communication with parents, guardians, carers, Placing Authorities and the professionals involved with supporting our pupils in order to collectively secure their achievements.
Our education packages have been created to help young people stabilise their behaviour and begin to make positive choices. Oracle adopts an integrated approach to learning where all involved in the therapeutic care and education of our young people actively promote skills, knowledge and learning in a caring environment where safeguarding is at the forefront. Our learning environments are designed to meet a variety of needs to help overcome learning barriers. We follow a full-time learning programme catering for all abilities but also deliver part time transition packages where required to meet the needs of pupils and help them re-engage successfully in education. We offer a variety of core and foundation subjects which include English, Maths, Science, Media, Citizenship, Drama, ICT, Food & Nutrition, Art, PE, SMSC and Duke of Edinburgh.All students are supported according to their specific needs. Teaching takes place both through group work and on an individual basis. Educational topics are designed to provide a range of experiences that will enthuse, motivate and challenge. We aim to broaden each young person’s outlook on life and develop their understanding of life within British society today. Many pupils will come out of class for one-to-one intensive therapy programmes but where we can deliver these interventions in the classroom setting we seek to do so.
Latest ISA Inspection February 2019
In February, our Bedford school underwent a regulatory Compliance Inspection, which was combined with an inspection of Educational Quality, and we are pleased to announce the following results:
All standards under the 8 areas of the Compliance Inspection were met.
The result of the Educational Quality inspection, which focuses on 2 key outcomes, was that:
The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is good.
The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.
Below you will find some extracts from the report:
“Pupils respond well to the welcome extended to each of them at whatever point in the school year they may be admitted, re-engaging successfully with their studies, often following lengthy periods of school non-attendance and associated difficult personal circumstances”
“They say that the school represents a new start for them and provides them with the opportunity to plan ahead for when the leave and seek a college place or employment”.
“They welcome the chance to take responsibility for their own learning”
“Pupils’ self-assurance is quickly restored following admission to the school as expressed in comments such as “this school has rescued me” ..”
I’m a passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic senior manager with over 17 years’ experience of working in the SEND environment in a variety of different roles including Head Teacher and Principal and as from September 2017 as Head of Education Services for Oracle Care and Education. I’m recognised as a highly skilled leader with a successful track record of working closely with other professionals, developing long-term strategic school improvement plans and innovations to impact positively on education of most vulnerable and disengaged pupils. My recent achievements have included developing a number of strategic plans, which have successfully raised the quality and performance of schools to become sector-leaders.
Prior to joining Oracle Care and Education I was Principal of a residential school which provided education for 65 Autistic students aged 6 to 19 years, some of whom had very complex needs. Key focuses within this role were developing and implementing new strategies in order to raise the schools profile and to assure the quality of the children’s outcomes and ensure alignment with standards of the Autism Education Trust (AET) and new Ofsted regulations.
Prior to working in the residential school I led a group of independent SEN schools within the South West of England, with between 16 and 40 pupils in each school. My key functions included leading Curriculum Development and SEN support provision as well as taking a proactive role in the overall development of schools within the group.
I look forward to working with the Oracle School Head Teachers and the school’s staff in raising the standard of education which we provide. I also look forward to working with parents, guardians, carers, Placing Authorities and the professionals involved with supporting our pupils in order to collectively secure their achievements.