Oakwood Park Grammar School is a Specialist School in Mathematics and Computing. The Specialist Schools Programme helps schools, in partnership with private sector sponsors and supported Government funding, to establish distinctive identities through their chosen specialisms and achieve their targets to raise standards. We have a special focus in Mathematics and Computing but still meet the National Curriculum requirements and deliver a broad and balanced education to all pupils.
The Programme promotes school improvement by providing opportunities for our school to work to our strengths, enabling us to deliver effective teaching and learning in our area of expertise, as well as across the curriculum, and drive innovation.
As a Specialist School we work with named partner schools for the benefit of pupils beyond our own boundary, together with other groups of people in the wider community. This ensures that the programme has impact by helping to create a diverse network of educational provision through the sharing of good practice and expertise.
We aim to:
Raise standards of achievement for all pupils, both in the specialist subjects and across the whole curriculum.
Strengthen and develop the quality of teaching and learning strategies in Mathematics and Computing and use this to help raise standards throughout the school.
Increase enrichment opportunities for extended learning through the specialist subjects, including links with private sector sponsors, business, further education institutions and organisations related to the specialism. The object being to raise achievement by encouraging a broader understanding of the relationship between specialist subjects and responding to pupils' needs and interests.
Encourage increased take up by stimulating interest in Mathematics and Computing.
Collaborate with designated Primary and Secondary partner schools to provide or facilitate high quality learning opportunities in our specialist subjects and raise standards by sharing facilities and resources to further enhance the quality of teaching.
Provide or facilitate high quality learning opportunities for members of, and groups within, the school's wider community, including local business, and develop and disseminate good practice.
We welcome the opportunity for our school to join and flourish in the world class network of innovative, performing specialist secondary schools that work with business and the wider community. We are committed to a programme of continuous improvement and leadership.