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I am delighted to welcome you to Oakfield Primary School, a great place to work and an exciting place to learn.  We have a very strong team at Oakfield who support me in leading and managing the school whilst creating a 'buzz for learning' within our classrooms. 

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Our latest Ofsted Report, published in November 2017, recognises that Oakfield continues to be a good school with outstanding behaviour and safety of pupils.

 

The Headlines - What do Ofsted inspectors say about Oakfield?

  • Oakfield Primary is a warm and welcoming school with a strong sense of community.

  • Leaders and teachers work collaboratively to ensure that there is a consistency in the approach to teaching, learning and assessment.

  • Pupils are happy, well behaved and demonstrate a love of learning.

  • The school’s ethos teaches pupils to be resilient and take risks.

  • There is a strong focus for pupils to try, apply and explain their learning which permeates through the school’s curriculum.

  • In Reception classes children’s naturally inquisitive nature is enhanced through inspirational teaching and learning, drawing on children’s prior learning, which takes place in a language-rich environment.

  • Leaders have created a climate in which teachers are trusted to take risks and they embrace the opportunities to learn and develop their own teaching practice.

  • Governors have the knowledge and experience to support whole school priorities and offer effective support and challenge to school leaders.

  • Leaders and governors have established a strong culture of safeguarding.

  • There is a strong focus on embedding reading skills across a range of subjects.

  • In mathematics and science pupils are proficient at using strategies to interpret word problems in a structured way to ascertain their meaning.

  • Pupils are challenged to deepen their thinking skills.

  • Learning support assistants are trained well to support pupils with additional needs.

  • Teachers continually assess pupils’ understanding so that they can be moved on to make as much progress as they can.

And finally….There is a strong and committed workforce where leaders’ vision to improve pupils’ outcomes is central to the work of the school.

 

As a school, we continue to aspire high in everything we do.  Oakfield is going from strength to strength and anyone visiting the school will see exciting teaching and learning opportunities for our children both within the classroom and our developing outdoor area - 'Mighty Oaks'.  We aim to focus on the skills, attitudes and understanding that children need to become good learners and thrive in an ever changing world, ensuring that children enjoy and achieve their very best but also take away ‘memorable moments’ from their time at Oakfield.

 

We are fortunate in having state of the art facilities that foster a stimulating learning environment for our children.  We have developed a thematic curriculum  with cross-curricular links to motivate children with lots of WOW factors as well as opportunities to apply basic skills in reading, writing, mathematics and computing for a real purpose and audience.

                                                                       

I am proud of the pupils of Oakfield Primary School – proud of every one of them – and proud to be their Headteacher.  I hope that you will take the time to explore our school through our website, to gain a feel of what we are about; working together, through a shared vision – ‘to create a school that unlocks the potential of every child’.

 

 I look forward to leading the school through new challenges and development in the future. 

 

Pauline MacMillan

Headteacher

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