Celebrating Excellent Practice

Here is a selection of achievements that Oakdene has been awarded to celebrate the high quality teaching and learning that takes place in the school.

Investors In People Gold Award

Investors in People is the national standard which sets out a level of good practice for the training and development of people. It demonstrates our commitment to lifelong learning.

School Achievement Award

This award celebrates the achievements of schools that have either made significant improvement or are high performing.

Healthy Schools Award

This award recognises not only the teaching of the healthy schools curriculum but also the emotional, physical and learning environment that the school provides.

Artsmark Award

Oakdene has been awarded the Artsmark award to celebrate our commitment to the arts.

The Artsmark is a national award scheme that recognises schools with a high level of provision in the arts. Artsmark provides a benchmark for arts provision which encourages schools to consider the opportunities they offer in art, dance, drama and music.

By gaining an Artsmark a school shows its commitment to the wider development of young people and teachers and to raising the profile of the arts in the school and local community.

Basic Skills Quality Mark

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RRSA – Rights Respecting Schools Award

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We are a proud to be UNICEF Rights Respecting School. In March 2017, we achieved the Silver Level and we are working towards Gold!  This means that we place the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of all we do. A rights respecting school teaches children and young people that they have rights under the UNCRC. From this starting point they also learn to respect others rights in all relationships in the community.

The ethos created demonstrates to children the inclusiveness of a rights-respecting school and paves the way to participation in the life of the community. This in turn helps them to learn how to formulate, express and listen to opinions, helping to raise their achievement. This nationwide award scheme promotes the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child as the basis for enhancing teaching, learning, ethos, attitudes and behaviour.

Active child participation is a key characteristic of the award. Being involved in the Rights Respecting school Award [RRSA] means your child can be more involved in decisions about how their school run.

What could this involve?

  • Learning from each other through peer education;
  • building positive relationships;
  • help to create a school environment where people work together to reduce conflict;
  • learning about your rights and those of young people all around the world;
  • developing understanding about social justice and sustainable living;
  • learning to speak and act for the rights of all to be respected locally and globally.

All around the world children are being denied access to basic things like healthcare, education and safe water to drink. Working towards this Rights Respecting school awards will make our children more aware of their rights within the local community and the wider world. Looking at global aspects will make them realise that other people don’t always have the same benefits that they do.

Class Charters

Every class has developed their own charter based on the UNCRC. The School Council ensured that the charters were using the correct format and were presented to a high standard.

Our class charters

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UNCRC leaflets in other languages

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