Oakfield Short Stay School is for primary aged children (from the term after their fifth birthday) who have been permanently excluded from school or are at risk of permanent exclusion. Parents cannot choose to send their child directly to Oakfield.
A child who has been permanently excluded from their primary school will have a placement offered at Oakfield.
Children who may be at risk of permanent exclusion can be discussed by their school at a Behavioural Forum, facilitated by Oakfield School to School support. This meeting will suggest ideas to improve the child's behaviour, so they can become more effective learners in their own primary school.
Behaviour for Learning
Oakfield provides a calm, orderly environment so that children and teachers can make most use of the teaching and learning time. This policy aims to provide the framework to enable an organised environment and to allow members of the school community to concentrate on its chief purpose. It also recognises that within a climate of inclusion there will be children who need a personalised approach to their specific behavioural needs.
The importance of taking a multi-agency approach to behaviour management is central. Oakfield has a positive ethos and centres on rewarding the right choices in behaviour.
The May 2014 OFSTED Report found that the Behaviour and Safety of pupils as good and that Oakfield's positive and rewarding culture helps pupils manage their own behaviour.
There were no fixed term or permanent exclusions in the current academic year and Oakfield's actions keep the pupils safe and secure. Behaviour on the site is usually calm and sensible.