Welcome

Welcome to our wonderfully happy and vibrant school!

It gives me great pleasure to introduce The Oaks Community Primary School to you through our website. I hope that it will give you a great flavour of our school.  If you would like to learn more about our school, please do get in touch to arrange a visit.

Imagine a school where children are nurtured, loved and valued; where dedicated staff create opportunities that enable children to flourish as children and thrive in their learning; and where the needs of the children are at the heart of every decision made: this is The Oaks Community Primary School.

Our pupils are friendly, enthusiastic, sparky, caring and keen to learn.  They learn within a safe, supportive and extremely positive environment, which ensures our children feel comfortable, happy and therefore ready to learn.

We are 100% committed to improving the outcomes for our pupils and encouraging our pupils to realise and achieve their potential now and in the future.

Motto: “make a difference”

Here at The Oaks, we “make a difference” to every one of our children. We do this through:

  • Providing quality learning experiences
  • Inspiring our pupils to aim and aspire high now and in the future
  • Providing a a range of clubs, including breakfast and after-school club
  • Adapting learning and the classroom environment to meet the needs, interests and abilities of individuals
  • Prioritising nurture and wellbeing – through nurture clubs, interventions, positive behaviour management and the work of our Pastoral Manager
  • Working with and engaging in our community
  • And much, much more!
Behaviour 4 Learning
For our pupils to get the most out of their lessons and to achieve their very best, we believe that it is important to teach pupils the skills they need to be good learners; we teach and train pupils in how to learn.

Across the whole of our school, we have 6 Behaviour 4 Learning skills:

1. Listening & Focus
2. Managing distractions
3. Perseverance
4. Collaboration
5. Problem-solving
6. Independence

Our pupils are rewarded Dojo points for demonstrating the above skills.  The pupil with the highest number of points in each class is crowned the class Dojo Master and their achievement is celebrated in our weekly celebration assembly.  To read more about Behaviour 4 Learning at The Oaks, take a look at our Behaviour Policy by following the link on the Policies pencil.

 

Talk 4 Writing

We pride ourselves on being a Talk 4 Writing school as part of Pie Corbett’s Primary Writing Project.  To read more about what Talk 4 Writing is please follow the link on the curriculum pencil.

The Arts

All children participate in a weekly art lesson led by our school Art leader.  Through these lessons pupils are able to express themselves creatively and develop artistic skills and techniques.  We showcase the amazing artwork on our displays in our corridors!

All children also participate in music lessons, from singing, drumming, violin and guitars.  All our music lessons are taught by specialist teachers.

Every child takes part in a drama class on a fortnightly basis.  The drama classes are closely linked to what the children are learning in class.  We believe that drama is a powerful tool that is able to increase pupil confidence and self-esteem, improve pupil speaking and listening skills, enhance pupil story-telling skills, memory and recall and promote positive well-being and a means of expression.

Pupil safety

At The Oaks Primary School, the safety and wellbeing of our children is paramount.  Please read our Child Protection Safeguarding Policy to learn how we deal with child welfare concerns.

I hope that you enjoy finding out more about our brilliant school through our website.  If you would like to contact us, please use the details below.

Jenna McCaffery

Headteacher

Contact us

The Oaks Community Primary School
Rochester Drive,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 9EX

Telephone: 0151 338 2111
Fax: 0151 357 4156

admin@theoaks.cheshire.sch.uk

Head teacher: Miss. J McCaffery
School Bursar: Miss. C McGuinness
Pastoral Manager: Mrs. Roberts

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