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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


  • Lots of exciting activities at school - three news stories added today! See Oak View Website

  • Pupils from Oak View attended an inclusive sports hall athletic event for KS1 & KS2 pupils with SEND. See more at

  • Oak View Parents Coffee Morning - Friday 1st march, 9:30 to 11:00. All welcome, meet other parents, have a chat and a cup of tea. Social Worker Michelle Jephcott will be joining us and answer questions.

  • Supporting Siblings - Parent Workshop, delivered by SIBS, hosted by Epping Forest Inclusion Project. Insight into siblings' needs; practical ideas and supporting siblings with their feelings. Phone them on 01992 564226. Book at

  • Maples Respite: at today's coffee morning, parents made a plan to challenge the decision to reduce capacity at Maples Respite Centre. Letters and more information will be sent out soon to parents.

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