Thank you Fran for the email and all your help; it really is appreciated and I am totally in awe of your knowledge!
You really are fantastic, I can't thank you enough for all the support and advice and often a new perspective you give on how to help the children gain the best education possible with the constraints we have. You probably are not told often enough what a great job you do supporting school - thank you.
Heather, The Pochin School
Thank you so much for letting me visit your lovely school earlier.
Your passion for the children, your staff and your values shone brightly. It was truly inspirational, and so heart-warming to see such a nurturing and caring environment for the children to be successful in. I was incredibly impressed with the behaviour and levels of engagement in learning that we came across throughout the school, something which mainstream schools would love to emulate. Indeed, no behaviours, from any of the children we saw would stand out in a mainstream setting, other than that they were inquisitive and focused learners, clearly enjoying school.
As I said, I would love to arrange for some of our staff to visit yourselves in the future, something I feel would be invaluable to them as they progress in their teaching careers.
Mr G Williams, Chief Operating Officer, LiFE Multi Academy Trust
Lucy has worked with us during Autumn term and has been a great source of knowledge. She has worked effectively with all staff and children and has shown us many strategies for dealing with children with behavioural difficulties. I can’t thank Lucy enough for her hard work and commitment whilst with us.
Mariesa has worked with us during Autumn term and has been a great source of knowledge. She was the first person from Oakfield to come and work with us and she came with a wealth of knowledge and skills that she shared and taught to us all. She has a very professional attitude and this works very well with the children she works with. Mariesa has been a real asset and I can’t thank her enough for all of her hard work and support.
It would be great to have more of our staff Team Teach trained. Knowing that we can contact you is help enough.
Desford Community Primary School, (School 2 School Support provided by Oakfield)
'After much agonising and discussion, if the LA and Oakfield feel that our son can access mainstream education based on Oakfield's direct experience and observation, we have decided to prioritise community for our son and attempt to remain at his Community Primary School'.
Father of a child supported in a mainstream school by Oakfield staff
Just had to let you know what a pleasure it has been to have K today. Talk about a dramatic transformation in behaviour and character! I was greeted with a huge hug from him followed by lots of chats about school, his Oakfield teacher, friends and the secondary school he is going to . . . . it was just lovely and the whole day went perfectly. I think it has helped to heal some wounds for him and he will remember his happy times at our school.
Head Teacher (Willowbrook Primary School)