Our school’s vision is to enable our young people to become:
The school will:
Oakdale Junior School is a modern junior school. Each pupil is encouraged to engage with the rich world of ideas and explore intellectually as far as possible. Pupils are eager to develop their creative and physical talents. Oakdale pupils revel in the wide range of activities outside of the classroom that are on offer. Each pupil’s personal journey through the school will be different, but for all, an Oakdale education ensures they can play a full part in the challenges and opportunities of life in the 21st Century. Pupils come here wanting to learn and grow with a natural curiosity about life, knowledge and people.
At Oakdale we are preparing children for a fulfilling life as 21st Century adults, providing them with opportunities to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
We can achieve this by:
providing an up to date, world class, engaging, and enriched curriculum meeting the needs of the future
playing a central role in the community
providing access to all the elements of the core offer of extended services, e.g. before and after school childcare, extra-curricular activities etc.
being accredited as a Healthy School and having implemented the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme
working closely with other children’s services and in particular with other schools engaging with the Children’s Trust
focusing on early identification of individual needs and implementing intervention if required
actively engaging and listening to parents / carers, working with them in partnership in their children’s learning and development
providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all learners, challenging them to achieve their full potential through equal access to an appropriately balanced and differentiated curriculum
upholding the principles of the United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) through a Rights Respecting ethos that promotes pupils’ rights linked to their corresponding responsibilities, and upholding British values as well as developing knowledge and respect of other cultures
We continue to value the five outcomes of the ‘Every Child Matters’ framework (archived) to be fully evidenced throughout the school even though the term has been discontinued by the DfE:
Underpinning the school’s vision are the values that enable children to achieve their full potential:
We aim to:
We aim to:
We encourage all pupils to be come responsible citizens by the development and implementation of the following values:
We at Oakdale Junior School are committed to creating a safe, respectful climate in which broad educational and cultural opportunities provide rich, diverse experiences for all learners and their families. We believe that all of our learners are entitled to the very best education. We are fully committed to raising the standards of learning for all our learners in order to provide the best life chances.