Our school has developed a close relationship with the Confucius Institute at Newcastle University who provide us with Chinese teachers who teach beginners Chinese from the Foundation Stage up to KS2 and also provide a family club where children can learn Chinese together with grandparents, parents and guardians. We also have a partnership with Yan Wu Elementary School in Xiamen on the south east coast of China. Our KS2 pupils regularly share language and culture with Yan Wu children. They are also developing their understanding of China through their pen pals with whom they exchange cards, letters and information.
At Oakfield Infant and Junior Schools federation we aspire to stimulate pupils through a wide range of musical experiences such as singing, which is taught in a variety of curriculum subjects; listening and appraising; and playing instruments.
French is currently taught through fun activities, songs and games in the Junior school in Years 3, 4 and 5 by Mrs McNall.
Mrs McNall has studied in France and Spain as part of her university degree and has taught in a school in France as part of her specialist teaching qualification, PGCE with Primary French.
Executive Head Teacher: Mrs J Jacques
Head of Infant School: Mrs C Ackerley
Head of Junior School: Mr M Thompson
Tel: 0191 487 0354
SENCo: Mrs Ackerley
Admin Officer: Mrs Gair
Tel: 0191 433 4086
SENCo: Mrs Simpson
Admin Officer: Mrs Routledge