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Oak Class - Post 16

Welcome to Oak Class!  



Oak Class Teaching Staff

Oak class team is made up of one teacher and 3 teaching assistants.

Helen Gillies - Class Teacher (Monday-Thursday AM)

Julie Handley - HLTA (Thursday PM and Friday teacher)



Oak class are based in Mereside extension building, a flexible space designed to allow students to develop skills for work and independent living skills.  We are equipped with a full kitchen, classroom area, toilets and social space.

In Post 16, we aim to facilitate the generalisation and development of skills within real-life contexts to enable our pupils to prepare for the next stage in their lives, usually a college or social care placement.  Pupils work towards a variety of accreditations and qualifications including ASDAN Towards Independence, ASDAN Personal Progress and ASDAN Personal and Social Development amongst others.  Our aim with each student is to support them to achieve their potential as an individual both academically and socially.  We have a highly practical curriculum model with lots of opportunities to access other provisions and the local area.



A warm welcome back to Oak class students for our final term of the academic year.  It's safe to say it's been a strange year for us all but Oak class have shown nothing but incredible resilience and maturity over the last year and we are incredibly proud of all our students for handling this unique situation so well.  This term we are looking forward to developing and practising functional and life skills embedded in the whole school topic theme of The World around us where we will be exploring different wonders of the world and their countries.  We also have an exciting project working with MENCAP through their Employ Me Scheme as well as regular community sessions and weekly PE sessions with Jess from Everton in the Community.


Some information for the forthcoming term:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking should be worn on TUESDAY for our community visit.
  • Students should wear suitable clothing for sports and bring their swim kit every THURSDAY.
  • As usual, we provide drinks and snacks at breaktime (unless your child brings their own) and we also provide all ingredients for cookery every Friday. We do ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 per week towards the cost of this which can be sent in weekly or termly.


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