Head Teacher Welcome
I would like to welcome you to the new Catch22 Oxford website. I am excited and honoured to be working with a group of professionals who are passionate about supporting young people marginalised from mainstream education.
Having worked across London in various capacities- Head of EAL, Director of Learning to SENCO, I only know full well the impact on young people who struggle to manage themselves in a mainstream setting. One size does not fit all.
Here at Catch22 Include Oxford, we provide wraparound care for the young person and their families. Yes it is about an education and my staff do their utmost to ensure every individual leaves with the best possible outcomes. But it is also about the other factors which embed themselves in a young person’s life that they may not have control over or have the means to understand the consequences of their actions. We listen. We are patient and we care.
We know it is not easy. But at Catch22 Include Oxford we provide a safe place, a sense of purpose and resilient and caring people who only want the very best for the young people who come to us.
I look forward to welcoming you to Catch22 Include Oxford.
Executive Headteacher- Oxford and West London
Welcome to the Include School, Oxford from the (Curriculum Learning Lead & DSL) Catch22 Include School Oxford, Ms. Alex Walsh
Our website is updated regularly with the latest school news, calendar dates, newsletters, curriculum information and other pages and we hope that it provides an insight into our small school with a big heart.
Before to coming to us, many of our pupils have had such a negative experience trying to learn to read, write and work with numbers for example that they have lost faith in themselves and their own ability, as well as the ability of those around them to help.
It is a such a terrible thing when a student judges themselves as having “failed” or finds that they are somehow “excluded” from the mainstream. We create a bespoke, friendly teaching across our broad curriculum. It is a privilege to be able to watch our students grow in self-worth and confidence as their academic skills improve.
All children are individuals. We aim to recognise and foster natural ability but above all to inspire our students into believing that their academic lives and their future careers and social lives have the potential to be great, whether in maths, english, art, technology, sport or computing. A significant number of our Year 11 leavers have gained places in colleges, apprenticeships and workplaces. We understand each of our students, help them to develop trust in themselves and resilience. They learn to see themselves as capable individuals, equipped with strategies that work for them, personally, for life. As one of our tutors remarked recently, "it is wonderful to see how our students are able to transform their lives and go on to very successful futures".
Catch22 include Oxfordshire offers flexible transition programmes, bespoke packages, re-engagement programmes and full-time Key Stage 3 and 4 education. Our aim is to tackle the social, behavioural or emotional barriers that may be preventing young people from achieving their potential.
Support can take place at home, in the community or at the Include school, which is currently situated at the Include School, Blackbird Leys Road. The school provides a safe and nurturing environment, taking a maximum of ten students and with a high staff to student ratio. This enables staff to develop positive and productive relationships with students as well as their families and other supporting agencies.
This year, we moved to a much improved building. We are very excited about this as it will offer all the children and staff stronger and better facilities. We offer various outdoor areas to learn and play. We also make good use of the local sports facilities where all students have use of a gym and personal trainer and enjoy local short trips out with staff, always with an educational purpose. Indoors, there are classrooms filled with happy, enthusiastic learners surrounded by working walls full of colourful displays of children’s art and writing.
If you have any questions, please contact the School directly and we will be happy to help you.
Please find our 2017-18 Prospectus below, we are currently revising this and a new Prospectus will be available from September 2018.