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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)

John Rice - HLTA (Friday)

Oak team - Julie Handley, Allan McKnight, Vincent McPoland



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, work placement or social care placement.  Pupils work towards a variety of accreditations and qualifications including ASDAN Personal Progress, ASDAN Personal and Social Development and ASDAN personal development programmes.  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 this academic year.  This term we are looking forward to developing and practising functional literacy and numeracy skills and life skills embedded in the whole school topic theme of Fun and Games.  We will be focussing on Movies and Musicals this half term and Sports and Leisure for the final half term.  We will be accessing a variety of community based sessions such as Dunes Leisure centre, local supermarkets and Bridge Inn Farm as well as weekly PE sessions with Everton in the Community.  We are also saying goodbye to a number of Post 16 students in July and we will be doing a lot of activities based around moving on to the next stage.


Some information for the forthcoming term:

  • Contact details for school -
  • Tel: 01704 566173 or email:
  • (Main reception – attendance, money, school information/letters etc).


Class teacher email: (Class queries) or message on dojo.

  • We politely request a contribution of £2 per week to go towards purchasing additional snacks, drinks and food technology items which we provide throughout the week. Any money should be sent into school in a clearly labelled envelope and can be paid on a weekly or half termly basis.
    • Our class swimming session will be on MONDAY, please send in a kit and towel on that day. We also have active/sports sessions on MONDAY and THURSDAY so appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn that day.

SUMMER 1 Timetable