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Zones of Regulation

We are really pleased to announce that The Zones of Regulation Programme is now in place in lower, middle and upper school classrooms!

The zones are used by teachers to help pupils recognise and understand their feelings, this will lead to pupil expressing or regulating their feelings rather than reacting to them.   

At Oak View School, we recognise that the young people may experience a range of complex and intense emotions. Sometimes those emotions can be tough to even identify, let alone deal with.

That’s why we are fully committed to providing our young people with the necessary tools to regulate strong emotions and work towards being independent in finding solutions to counteract them.

The Zones of Regulation is a great tool for supporting young people to be able to do these things, using simple concepts and colour coding.

There are four areas: good to go (calm, fine, happy,ok), running slow (bored,ill,tired,slow) caution (worried, excited, anxious, wiggly) and stop (angry, upset, mad, frustrated).

The message is: it is ok to feel frustrated or anxious or wiggly, but it is how we react to those that really counts.

  • ‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report

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  • Three events coming up Fri 20 Sept - Jeans for Genes day Also Fri 20 - Shelly's Walk, for Shelley, who worked at OV, parents welcome: 1:45 Lower school, 2pm Middle, 2:15 Upper. Tues 24th Sept 12-3 - New Building grand opening, parents and carers are invited.

  • Welcome back to Oak View School. Lots of events and special days this year...to start, we have @jeansforgenesday https://t.co/Nz5xekAoLT on Friday 20th Sep. Wear jeans & bring a pound. Competition for best pupil dressed in denim.

  • Friday 19th 1:30 - leavers assembly and last assembly of the year. Also, opportunity to say goodbye to Di Ryan, head, who is leaving at the end of term.

  • The Oak View school hall is now available for hire after school, Mon-Thurs. Please contact Clive Turner cliver.turner@oakview.essex.sch.uk or phone 0208 508 4293

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