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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


  • Easter events included the Easter Bonnet Parade for lower school, Easter service on Friday, with Rev Chris, with music and story read by the pupils. Thank you to Haslers, who gave chocolate eggs to all the pupils.

  • Pupils have been getting ready for Thursday's Easter Bonnet Parade (for Lower School - Red, Green, Yellow, Blue), families welcome. Starts 10am

  • Claire Moore at Essex Autism Awareness Day

  • Oak View's Got Talent - This Friday - Morning is sold out! Limited space for afternoon.

  • Beech & Willow class students are raising money for an end of year celebration. From now until July they will be holding events starting with a Mother's Day raffle, to be drawn on Friday at Oak View's Got Talent. Tickets on sale now, purchased from Beech, Willow or reception.

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