Oakwoods end of term 2016

Oakwoods end of term 2016

Wow what a busy week we had here at Oakwood court college on the last week of term,  very hectic but great fun enjoyed by all. First of all we ran our annual activity week where students had a wide selection of activities to choose from each day, from Monday till Thursday. some of the chosen activities included – The..

River Dart Country Park

River Dart Country Park

We are quickly heading to the end of this term and that means end of this academic year. Our 3rd year students will be leaving college and going off to start there next adventure. Every year before they leave us we go on a residential camping trip with the students, this year they went to the river dart country..

Previous Oakwood Students holiday to Butlins

Previous Oakwood Students holiday to Butlins

When our Students complete there learning at Oakwood (normally after 3 years) many of them move into supported living and they remain within the Phoenix learning and care group. We are fortunate enough to be able to offer our service users continual care within the area they are familiar with, either Dawlish or Teignmouth. The service users from the..

celebration of creativity

celebration of creativity

On Sunday the 26th June 2016, We were invited to attend the celebration of creativity held at Bitton house in Teignmouth. we were invited along by the previous Mayor of Teignmouth. We set up a stall and took along many items our past and present students had made, which allowed us to showcase perfectly the creativity of our students..

Oakwood Court Summer BBQ

Oakwood Court Summer BBQ

Staff and Student BBQ at Oakwood On June 7th 2016 Staff and students gathered on Camellia Garden at Oakwood for a Summer BBQ, The sun was shining and the management were in charge of the cooking of Burgers and sausages. Residential Students that remained with us over half term joined us in the fun, one of the students was showing off his..

Strategy Day May 25th 2016

Strategy Day May 25th 2016

    This week many staff from around the Phoenix group gathered together at our Company Strategy day. it was a great opportunity to meet people from all areas of the business and share experiences. The main aim of the day was to get to know our values better. Phoenix values are Honest Empathy Aspirational Respect Teamwork  = HEART..

The college was rated as GOOD with outstanding features.

The college was rated as GOOD with outstanding features.

Students and staff of Oakwood Court College in Dawlish and Torpoint are celebrating the result of their recent Ofsted Inspection. WHY WE ARE A GREAT COLLEGE – WHAT THE INSPECTORS SAID: Learners achieve well and make good progress through the good teaching and well-designed curriculum. Learners work is of a high standard, particularly in cooking, ICT, horticulture, English and..

Mud Run

Mud Run

On Tuesday 21st of July as part of Oakwood’s activity week,  Rob our sports and leisure coordinator  arranged with UX2— ( http://ux2.co.uk ) an assault course run at Escot Park, Ottery St Marys,  EX11 1LU. The students from Oakwood Court were supported by Rob, Stuart, Darren & Danny.  All were instructed by Pete, Paul and Jack from UX2.  These..

Blue Light Day

Blue Light Day

On Thursday 18th some students attended a Blue Light Day at the Torbay leisure center which included being able to meet policemen, cave rescue workers, street pastors, firemen and the coastguard, as well as seeing their vehicles and rescue equipment. The day included opportunities to try out some special bikes, which most of our students did, as well as..

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

This Monday being a bank holiday, we didn’t do our ‘normal’ lessons; One group had chosen to go to Paignton zoo which was fun- we saw most of the animals there despite some rain, and had a quick go on one the slides! Hayley particularly liked the lions as it starts with her favourite letter; others liked the giraffes..