Our Mission, vision and values

Welcome from the Head Teacher - Andy Simms

Hazel Oak School is proud to be a unique community of learners where every individual is celebrated for who they are and supported to be the best they can be. Staff and governors work closely to deliver a diverse and creative curriculum that builds skills for life for all pupils. Our shared goal with parents and families is to ensure the best destination beyond school, providing enterprising experiences to enhance the National Curriculum and accreditation routes through the key stages.

We are an all age school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and a large percentage of Autistic Spectrum Conditions across Key stages 1 to 5, with mixed year classes grouped according to cognition and learning styles.

I am proud to be the Head Teacher of this very special school and National Teaching School, leading wider support for children with additional needs in the local area. We work closely with local schools and teacher training providers to ensure special educational needs are addressed inclusively within any context in and beyond our school.

Our pupils are at the heart of our daily work and are the reason we strive to be innovative, reflective and inspire to meet the needs of all learners from reception to Post 16. We like to think about how we think and learn and face challenge with a growth mindset and resilience. We are all students, global citizens and philosophers, taking pride in our shared values of creativity, respect, wellbeing, growth and community.

Our vision:

Having fun, discovering our place in the world, building relationships and overcoming challenges. Learning about life beyond the classroom to shape a successful future.

Our mission:

Reaching for the stars.

Welcome to our community, I look forward to meeting you.

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel”.    Socrates.