At Oakham Shires School we are committed to enhancing the lives of all our young people so they can all become ‘Curious, Courageous, Communicators, and Confident learners’, in our community this is known as “the Four C’s”.
We support our children to be:
Safe – be safe, feel safe, and understand risk
Understanding – be effective and successful communicators
Kind – be kind to all around them, to understand and respect the needs of others
Happy – be healthy and happy individuals who enjoy coming to school
Ambitious – have goals and dreams for their futures and be supported to achieve them
Successful – find regular achievement and celebrate this as part of a community.
At Oakham Shires School we want our pupils to be immersed in a curriculum that supports them to experience and develop an understanding of:
- skills to support functional communication, interaction, and reading skills, enabling effective communication and safe access to a variety of community settings and wider learning opportunities.
- skills to support emotional regulation, linked to physical and sensory needs, ensuring safe access to a variety of community settings and wider learning opportunities.
- skills to support social, emotional, and mental health, developing independent living and life skills that will support safe access to a variety of community settings and wider learning opportunities.
- what it means to be a human and how human behaviour impacts and shapes the world they live in.
- the visual, cultural, social and environmental aspects of the wider world and where they live.
- the natural world and an appreciation for the animal species that inhabit the world and live alongside them.
- how to compare through the investigation and exploration of various processes and materials.
- the significance of people, places, events and inventions that have helped to change the world in which they live.
At Oakham Shires School we recognise that all pupils will need to develop core communication and interaction skills and learn how to manage their physical and sensory needs in order to impact positively on their social, emotional, and mental health and broaden their ability to engage in learning opportunities across the curriculum.