At Springfield School we believe that opportunities outside the classroom and outside the school day can have a significant impact on the learning ability and social development of the pupils. Springfield School employs an Out of School Liaison Officer, Gwen Taylor, to help pupils and their families access out of school childcare, play and leisure activities.
Gwen works closely with before/after school club staff to ensure they are trained to meet the needs of all the pupils attending. She also supports clubs with planning to ensure pupils settle quickly and get the most out of the activity.
Gwen also works closely with pupils’ families to identify which clubs they would most enjoy & benefit from, what costs are involved and if any funding is available to help cover this. She also helps co-ordinate any transport requirements to and from clubs.
Parents/carers are asked to complete a questionnaire in order for request to be followed up and to give permission to enable Gwen to share information about your child needs with club staff and other activity providers.
Please do contact Gwen for further information and check these pages as they are regularly updated.
Mob: 07841 022443 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- School Clubs
- Other Clubs/Events
Below are a list of current school clubs.
Music & Dance Club
Springfield Secondary Site at Woodgreen
- Mondays for 4 weeks of each Term: 3 – 5pm.
- Held in the Springfield Woodgreen Hall.
- Cost £30 per term. Staff ratio 1:3/4
Music & Dance Club
Springfield Primary Site at The Bronze Barrow
- Wednesdays for 4 weeks of each Term: 3.15 – 4.30pm.
- Held in the Bronze Barrow School Hall.
- Cost £25 per term. Staff ratio 1:3
There may be a possibility of extra support for pupils who would enjoy the clubs but need higher staff ratios – please contact Gwen Taylor (OSLO) to discuss.
If you require help with funding, or transport for your child to go home after the Clubs please contact Gwen Taylor (OSLO) to discuss.
Mob: 07879 117258 Email: email@example.com
Below is a list of other clubs and events happening locally that might be of interest to school families.
Family Coffee Mornings in the School Holidays
- Friday 23rd December 2016
- Family Coffee Morning for all families of children with additional needs
- Time: 10 – 11.30 @ Welcome Church (on the corner of the High Street and Witan Way).
- All family members welcome.
- Refreshments, Music, Dance & craft in a relaxed atmosphere.
- £2 per family
- For more details contact: Ruth Jackson (Bethany’s mum) 01993 778209 or Gwen Taylor (OSLO) 07879 117258
Barnardos – ages up to 18 inclusive
Holiday and After School Clubs
Springfield School work with Barnardos who provide childcare after school and during holiday periods.
Please contact Barnardos to register your young person for their After School and Holiday Clubs.
Barnardos Head office Tel: 01869 252905. www.barnardos.org.uk
- Holiday Activities, ages 11 – 18. See website for details. www.yellowsubmarine.org.uk
- Youth Club ages 13 – 18 – Tuesday (term time only)
- Held during term time from 6 – 8 at the Witney Early Intervention Hub (next to the Windrush Leisure Centre)
- Cost £3.
- Youth Club 18+
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ICE Centre Youth Club ages 11 +
- Allendale Youth House – Carterton
- Tuesdays – 7pm-9.30pm
The Youth Club is for young people with disabilities and difficulties and runs Tuesdays 7pm – 9.30pm. 11+ yrs.
£3.50 with Disco/ Karaoke evenings and social groups monthly.
Contact ICE Office Tel: 01993 856240
Windrush Leisure Centre Multisports Club
- Thursdays, 3.30 – 4.30 for ages 13+
- Fridays, 3.30 – 4.30 for ages 7-13
- Term time Only
- Both clubs are held at the Windrush Leisure Centre straight after School. Pupils are taken down to the Leisure centre by Transport and parents pick up.
- Cost approx £32.10 per term
- Contact: Jenny Bennett, Leisure Development Officer (Disability), West Oxfordshire District Council.
- Tel: 01993 861564 Email: email@example.com
OR: Gwen Taylor, OSLO
Tel 07879 117258 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Witney Wolves Rugby
Tag Rugby for ages 7 up with Witney Rugby Club minis and juniors. Sunday morning training, mini tours and international festival!
Witney Rugby Club – Tel: 01993 771043
Wolves on Facebook
Minster Lovell Lions Cricket
Training takes place at Carterton Community College during the winter months and at Minster Lovell Cricket Club during the summer months. For further information contact Mark Hubbert.
Tel: 07778 331564 Email: email@example.com
Tower Hill Football Club
- Training on Mondays 19.00 -20.00
- Witney ATP (near Lidl and MacDonalds in Witney).
- Friendly inclusive club currently recruiting players of all ages.
- Contact: Tracy Mathias 07817 455686 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings
Autism friendly cinema screenings take place monthly at most Cineworld and Vue Cinemas. For further information visit – Dimensions UK
Thomley Hall Activity Centre
Thomley Hall welcomes disabled people of all ages from babies to adults, and their families, carers or friends. They support people at any stage of their diagnostic journey, whatever their additional needs. They offer regular days for disabled visitors and their families. They also offer focus days for preschool children, adults, schools, respite groups and the wider community when any family can join us to enjoy our facilities.
The site is spacious and secure, with an excellent range of fully-accessible facilities. www.thomley.org.uk
Young Carers Group
Contact Witney Early Intervention Hub Tel: 01865 328730
- Every Friday – Term Time only 9.30 – 12am – younger children are welcome.
- ‘SPACE’ is a group of families with children experiencing some development difficulties or disabilities. They meet weekly on Friday mornings – at the Witney Early Intervention Hub (next to the Windrush Leisure Centre). A Group for friendship and advice.
- Contact the School Office Tel: 01993 703963/01993 706662, Sharon Woodley on 07833 386014 or Gwen Taylor 07879 117258 for more information.
These links are provided for pupils and parents to explore out of school opportunities.
Parents are responsible for ensuring that clubs conform to appropriate rules and regulations.
West Oxfordshire Special Educational Needs
Facebook page is a good source of information for activities happening locally.
Oxfordshire Family Information Service
Oxfordshire County Council Website with information about activities, support, health, education and other matters of interest.
Oxfordshire Family Support Network OXFSN
A voluntary organisation providing advice and support for families and young people with a disability. There is also an online community, The Oxfordshire Learning Disabilities Community (LDOX) which is a useful source of information and support. www.ldox.org
Oxfordshire’s Website for Children and Young People www.oxme.info/cms
Behaviour Support Service
The Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust runs this service and they can offer support and advice for families. Referrals to the service are made through your GP, hospital consultant or community paediatrician.
KEEN is a registered charity and a joint organisation of Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University that provides social, sporting and recreational activities for children and young adults with special needs in the surrounding area. www.keenoxford.org
Please see below any links to surveys, consultations and questionnaires that might be of interest to school families.
Short Break Services update
(Holiday Clubs and After School Clubs) – any comments or queries email: email@example.com
Guideposts are asking parents & carers to complete a short questionnaire about Forest Schools. Forest school news letter – questionnaire (1)