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2014 ushers in another busy year for Oak Field School and Sports College. For those students who leave in July, there will continue to be support for them and their families as we work with agencies to ensure the best outcomes. The meetings for parents have been very well attended and we are working closely with Futures. Further meetings will be about personal budgets. We are also liaising with the University of Nottingham in their research into the long term prospects for young people with disabilities in our City. The Local Authority is planning its response to the new SEN legislation and I am grateful to those parents who are advising on this.

At the close of 2013 all the pupils were busy with their Christmas Show, “Shout for Happiness” which was well received by delighted parents and families, The Lord Mayor, The Sheriff of Nottingham and the Chair of County Council being amongst the guests. Well done!

Last year we were pleased to be awarded the Artsmark Gold, Career Mark and Basic Skills Award, to add to our other achievements and we will be working hard to ensure that the achievements and successes of the pupils have been recognised. The Dance Group have been selected to perform at the Episodes dance event at Nottingham Playhouse on Sunday 16th March which is a great achievement.

There is a wide range of after school opportunities for our young people and I do encourage parents to support their child in accessing these. They are provided free. Information about the Summer Schools will be coming out shortly.

Pupils will be presenting the school at the North of England Education Conference in Nottingham, performing in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Do look at the information given in the About Oak Field Section and also the useful links. If you have any ideas which would help us develop the website please let us know. I would also encourage parents to look at Parent view http://parentview.ofsted.co.uk and give feedback.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone well for 2014.

David S Stewart OBE D.Litt.h.c. DL
Head Teacher

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