Oakfield School – Off-Site Provision
- To ensure that the provision commissioned is of a high standard
- To ensure value for money
- The placement provides the need for each individual student
Before we agree to use an offsite provision we visit the provision and see what they have to offer and what they can offer the pupils that attend Oakfield School. We then ask for an outline of the course, copies of risk assessment, insurance details, DSB numbers, copies of safeguarding certificates and a completed SLA’s. Once the discussion has been made for a student to attend the provision we ask for parental permission and we take the students for a taster day or look around.
We have a level three teaching assistant that over sees the off- site provision and quality assurance process supported by the deputy head teacher. This teaching assistant also has responsibility for developing links to new providers, building the relationships with their staff and has regular contact and communication with parents and provisions. We also have a level three teaching assistant that works as part of the quality assurance process two afternoons a week, with both staff members working on a rota, monitoring the placement, relationships between staff and the students, and the quality and standards of the work produced. This programme of quality assurance is undertaken to ensure that providers are fulfilling their obligation to provide the highest level of education and support to all students involved.
Each student produces a file of evidence illustrating the work they have completed on their offsite placements and both students and staff complete a pro forma to evidence progress made.
The majority of students are fully engaged in the main school setting, accessing a full range of subjects with the goal of achieving GCSE qualifications or equivalents.
Placements used supported by Oakfield Staff
- RDA – North Ferriby Riding School
- Kingston Youth Centre
- North Carr Cuisine
- North Carr Construction
- Home from Home Pet Care
- Hull FC YPC
- Hull Raceway
- Vulcan Boxing Club
- Basic Construction level 1
- PSD E3 – level 1
- Functional Skills Maths, English, ICT
- Hospitality and Catering Level 1
- BTEC PE
- Stable Management
- Animal care short programme
- First Aid
- Principles of coaching and sports leaders
- NVQ Animal management – apprenticeship at pets from home linked with Bishop Burton
- Improved attendance
- Promotes self esteem
- Promote Engagement
- Extends social skills
- Working in a community
- Improved academic achievement