CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR EDUCATION
22 February 2020
Currently all our schools remain open as per Department of Education guidance for SEN Schools.
We have modified the timetable to enable all pupils to have access to education during the lockdown.
Most of our pupils attend school but for children who are at home, we are providing Online Learning using a virtual perform, which includes core subject lessons, activities, games and ideas designed by the school staff.
Please refer to the individual school web page for additional information, which includes up to day risk assessments and addendum to the Child protection and Safeguarding policy.
If you wish to have more information, please contact the school directly.
Due to the rapidly changing nature of the current epidemic, all of our parents and carers are advised to keep a close eye on the government's latest guidance at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus and we will of course keep you updated as the situation chages.
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.
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is
dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young
people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced
or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual
activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety
Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and
carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a
report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
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” ..”
Esland Isaac Newton School
Charu Kashyap, Group CEO
Address for correspondence during term time and holidays for Oracle and Esland schools:
Telephone: 01773 823989
Members of Governance Committee:
Dawn Tattersall, Quality Director
Trish Jarrett, Group COO
Liz Brownlees, Ops Director North
James Barlow, Ops Director South