There are 27 other teachers across both sites, some are part time, and they include our Community Youth Tutor and LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) co-ordinator & Forest Schools’ Practitioner, across both sites.
We have 5 Learning Support Cover Assistants (to cover short term teacher absences) and 47 classroom Learning Support Assistants (incl. part time staff) across both sites.
There are 8 Administration Staff (incl. part time staff) across both sites, 3 Site Staff, a part time Family Liaison Officer and 3 part-time Midday Meals Supervisors (2 at Tonbridge and 1 at Tunbridge Wells).
We have a growing and dynamic Therapy Team, headed up by our Team Leader (who is a member of the ELT), which includes Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants, Art Psychotherapists and Play Therapist, working across all sites. Some members of the team are provided by the Health Service and others work directly for the school.
Oakley Staff Values
Wish to be clear and accountable for our interaction with all staff and all other stakeholders of Oakley School. The values below have been agreed by the whole Leadership Team to guide our practice and promote the spirit and aims of our enterprise.
Commit to excellence
Remain child centred at all times
Communicate openly, honestly and directly
Treat people fairly, with integrity, respect and empathy
Be approachable; Give support; Listen with an open mind
Seek practical solutions; Encourage creativity
Enjoy working hard at “work worth doing”
Take responsibility; Lead by example
Trust, encourage & develop others
Learn from everything
Work as a team