Our Policy documents are listed below to view or download.
Admissions policy supports the school statement of intent that every pupil should achieve their potential and develop an understanding of and respect for themselves and others. Oak Tree school’s vision is to provide the best education for every child. Ensuring that the school admits, as far as is possible, those pupils whose
special educational needs can be met effectively and in doing so ensure progress in all aspects of their development.
Bullying may be defined as deliberately hurtful behaviour, usually repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those bullied to defend themselves. Often aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation it can take many forms. Policy is in more detail.View Full Policy – Click Here
The policy aims to reflect and demonstrate the importance of Oak Tree School’s commitment to promoting the
entitlement of young people to the highest quality of education. This policy aims to support an evidence based,
person-centred and inclusive approach where pupils are supported to learn effective ways of managing their
emotions and behaviour to prepare for their future
All staff at Oak Tree school are committed to delivering “the best education for every child”.
The aim of our broad and balanced curriculum is to ensure children leave our school with
tolerance and respect for others, emotional resilience, good social skills and the best outcomes
To help ensure that we offer the BEST education for every child, Oak Tree School has
established nine faculties of education within the school, each with a Head of Faculty, who
oversees the provision for that faculty.
Child on Child Abuse
Child-on-child abuse is any form of physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or financial abuse, or coercive control exercised between children, and within children’s relationships (both intimate and non-intimate), friendships, and wider associations.
This policy applies to children and young people who demonstrate behaviour outside of their normative parameters of development (this includes but is not exclusive to abusive behaviours).View Full Policy – Click Here
English as an additional Language
The term EAL is used when referring to pupils whose main language athome is a language
other thanEnglish. This policy sets out the School’s aims, objectives and strategies with
regard to the needs and skills of EAL pupils.
Oak Tree School places the safety and wellbeing of all children in our care as the highest priority,
at all times. This policy sets out the guidance and procedures that must be followed by all day schools
within the group to support pupils who require medication during the school day and ensure the safe
handling and administration of medication within the school.
First Aid Policy
The provision of treatment for the preservation of life and minimising the consequences of injury and illness
until medical help is obtained, and the treatment of minor injuries which would otherwise receive no
treatment or which does not require professional medical treatment.”
Health and Safety
The Policy has been compiled and outlines the company’s health and safety arrangements. A summary of
the policy is included within this paper, additionally, an electronic copy of the Policy can be found on the HR
The school aims to ensure that: the suspensions process is applied fairly and consistently, is understood by governors, staff, parents and pupils, pupils in school are safe and happy and they do not become NEET (not in education, employment or training).
This policy is based on statutory guidance from the Department for Education: Suspension from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units (PRUs) in England.View Full Policy – Click Here
Safeguarding relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and young people to protect them from harm. This policy includes the safeguarding of young adult learners within Outcomes First Group schools and other settings and applies both offline and online.View Full Policy – Click Here
Everyone at Oak Tree School is committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any young person with SEND to be included fully in all aspects of school life. The Special Needs policy at Oak Tree School supports the stated ethos of the school.View Full Policy – Click Here
This policy is underpinned by our one simple vision that at Oak Tree School we aim to deliver the best
education for every child that attends. Careers provision is a pivotal part of our curriculum from years 7 to
11, and as a result we are committed to delivering a careers programme to prepare our learners for
adulthood and transition to post 16 education or training when they leave Oak Tree School.
A ‘concern’ may be defined as ‘an expression of worry or doubt over an issue considered to be important for which reassurances are sought’. A complaint may be generally defined as ‘an expression of dissatisfaction however made, about actions taken or a lack of action’. It is in everyone’s interest that complaints are resolved at the earliest possible stage. We take all concerns seriously and will make every effort to resolve any matter raised, as quickly as possible.
Oak Tree School received 4 complaints in the academic year 2022 – 2023.View Full Policy – Click Here
Oak Tree School is committed to keeping the children, young people and adults we support, educate and care for safe, whilst enabling them to enjoy their lives and have the same opportunities to explore the world as others. Technology is part of everyday life for children and adults; it directly or indirectly affects almost every aspect of life.View Full Policy – Click Here
Oak Tree School Ofsted Report – July 2022
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. We also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.
The policy reflects Oak Tree School and the quality of education and school environmentFind out more
This policy provides us with a framework for meeting statutory requirements and for achieving the
school aims of enhancing students’ knowledge in Relationship and Sex Education (RSHE). The school
RSHE Policy aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all
pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It is additional funding allocated to schools to support Pupil Premium eligible pupils which at Oak Tree relates to our Children in Care. The aim of the Pupil Premium is to close the historic attainment and progress gaps between this group of children and all other children. Here at Oak Tree we used this money to enrich and enhance students experience at school. We use this money in a variety of ways both to enhance education to close the historic gap and also to meet the need of each student in relation to their complex needs and EHCP targets.View Full Policy – Click Here
Live on-line learning Policy
we understand the need to continually deliver high-quality education. We
recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring all
students have access to online lessons where required
we aim to address the key concerns associated with live
online lessons, such as: systems and technology, safeguarding, conduct and accessibility