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Essex LA peer review of OV school

Essex Local Authority carried out a peer review of Oak View School on 1st October. The reviewers recognised many areas of strength and were very impressed with the school.

The reviewers evaluated safeguarding, teaching and learning, curriculum, behaviour, assessment and many other aspects of the school, as well as visiting classrooms to see pupils and teaching staff.

The reviewers recognised as strengths:

  • communication throughout the school,
  • pupil independence,
  • the passion of the staff,
  • behaviour management,
  • teacher knowledge of the pupils,
  • the zones of regulation,
  • pupil voice,
  • the curriculum,
  • autism practice,
  • effective safeguarding,
  • calm and well organised learning environments.

A full report will be issued in the coming weeks.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who helped in the review and who filled out questionnaires. If any parents want to follow up on comments they made, please contact the school and we will be happy to discuss them with you. 

  • ‘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


  • Oak View School story in the Epping Guardian...

  • 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 start, we have @jeansforgenesday 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 or phone 0208 508 4293

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