A list of all school policies can be found on the Policies page.

    This policy is produced in respect of Oaklands School only and is supplemental to the Council & Departmental H&S Policies.


    The school recognizes its responsibility to promote a culture where H&S issues are discussed in an open and positive way to achieve improved standards and safe methods of work.

    Without prejudice to the generality of the above the school will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that:

    1. Plant, equipment and systems of work are safe and without risks to health.

    2. The handling, storage or transport of articles and substances will be safe and without risk to health.

    3. Information, instruction, training and supervision will be provided as necessary, to ensure the health and safety of employees, and those who are affected by the work of the school.

    4. The site is maintained in a safe condition and without risks to health.

    5. Access to and egress from the site is maintained in a condition that is safe and without risks to health.

    6. A working environment is provided that is safe and without risks to health.

    7. There are adequate arrangements for staff welfare at work and the welfare of pupils and other visitors.


    Exam Arrangements

    Please download the following documents to see the school's exam policy and arrangements.

    Controlled Assessmet Policy

    Oaklands Appeal Against Internally Assessed Marks

    Exam Policy

    Exam Policy Disability Discrimination Act

    Charging Policy

    The school lays out clear guidelines for charging pupils. The policy can be downloaded: Charging Policy


    Policy and Procedure For Dealing With Complains 

    The full school complaints policy can be obtained by contacting the school office.


    • This policy has been produced by the governors of Oaklands School to set out the way in which the school will deal with complaints.
    • The prime aim of the Complaints Policy is to resolve the complaint as speedily as possible.
    • This policy aims to ensure that complaints are dealt with promptly, fairly and professionally.
    • It complements the aims of the school by ensuring that it promotes a partnership between the school, governors and parents and the community.
    • It promotes equal opportunities by ensuring that everyone involved has a chance of being heard.

    Definition of Complaint

    Not all concerns constitute a complaint.

    A parental complaint is an expression of significant dissatisfaction by a parent about any aspect of their child’s education.  This could include:

    • Practices and policies of the school
    • The actions of members of staff
    • The quality of teaching
    • Safeguarding and Child Protection
    • Complaints from other sources
    • Complaints may be made verbally or in writing. Most concerns can be dealt with informally and the formal process is only used when a complaint cannot be resolved informally.