Oak Lodge School, Barnet: Parent Notices

Parent Notices

COVID-19: Accessible learning resources for home learning
Please continue to use the up to date information on the school website regarding the current COVID-19 situation. We will update our website using the latest information and guidance as we receive it from Public Health England and the Department for Education to address any concerns you may have.

Your son/ daughter’s education is important so we want to ensure that packs of work/activities/links to websites are shared at this time should they be required to stay at home. Please see the suggested educational links, communication book, visual supports and social story about the coronavirus pandemic that might be useful to answer any questions.  

Invitation to participate in Post 16 Autism Education Research
We are inviting you to support our new project on Post 16 Education. This project is is being run as part of a collaboration between Oak Lodge School, Oak Bridge and the Centre for Research in Autism Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education. Click here for more details.

New Online Payment Service
Oak Lodge has introduced a service known as School Money to make online payments for school meals and trips. Click here to see the user guide

EU Settlement Scheme
All schools have been asked to remind parents about the EU Settlement Scheme and how it may affect them when the UK leaves the EU. Any EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who wishes to continue living in the UK after 2020 must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. This will not apply to Irish citizens, whose right to live in the UK will not change.

You can access further information by following this link:

Performing Arts Classes!
Barnet’s 0-19 Early Help Service delivers performing arts classes for young people with disabilities and/or autism. The groups are led by experienced workers who are trained and DBS checked and we work towards showcases in our theatre! If your young person enjoys performing, would like to learn something new or make new friends please get in contact laura.davitt@barnet.gov.uk or call 0208 359 5283 to book a free taster session.

Senior Stepping Stones 11-17 YRS (Singing, Dancing and Acting)
Days: Fridays (Term Times): Time: 4.30-5.30pm*
Location: Finchley Youth Centre, 142 High Road, East Finchley, N2 9ED<
Cost: £4 per week
*young people are dropped off to the centre by school transport between 3.45-4.15pm. Bring a snack and drink.

Young Adults 18-25 YRS (Singing, Dancing and Acting)
Days: Fridays (Term Times): Time: 6-7pm
Location: Finchley Youth Centre, 142 High Road, East Finchley, N2 9ED
Cost: £4 per week

Girls and Autism
At Oak Lodge, we have been researching ways we could offer a more flexible approach to meeting the needs of our autistic girls. Click here for further information.

Internet Safety at Home
The internet and social media can be challenging spaces for children and young people to explore and we do sometimes hear reports of incidents that may have affected our students. Please click here to access the Headteacher's letter to parents concerning safe use of the internet and social media.

New Safeguarding website for parents - Parent Info
The government has recently launched a brand new website to support parents. The website has being developed with ParentZone and CEOP, the police command responsible for child exploitation and online protection.

Parent Info is a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. For example, the site currently includes information about staying safe on minecraft, mental health, and building online resilience.

'Autistic Eye' was founded in 2013 and provides an opportunity for people on the Autistic Spectrum to sell their artwork and share it in a positive and insightful way. Our tagline is 'seeing things differently' and that's what we're all about. http://www.autisticeye.co.uk/about-us.html

Fun4All Holiday Activities
Arts and Crafts, Drumming, Karate, Gardening, making bird feeders, messy play, Hollywood Bowl and Cinema visits.
For more information and to book contact Ayesha Varleigh, Provision Manager, Fun4All Community Project on 07703 014 314 or email: fun4allproject@aol.co.uk

Sarrie's Skills Club
Saracens Sports Foundation will be running a sports club for 14-19 year olds with Autism. The club will take place every Monday during term time from 4:30-6:30 pm and will cover a variety of sports. Activities will take place on the indoor running track at Saracens' Allianz Park home in Hendon. Parents and Carers will be required to stay on site while the club is running, but they can relax in the hospitality area with free tea and coffee, or enjoy a fitness class to be held at the same time! For more information, contact Owain Davies - Sports Development Manager on 07872827147 or email owaindavies@saracens.net

Barnet Short Breaks
Information for families and activities for Barnet residents whose children and young people are aged 0 – 19 with Medium Rate DLA and/or SEN Statement. For more information contact the Short Breaks Team on 020 8359 4432 or visit www.barnet.gov.uk/shortbreaks

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