Category Archives: NEWS

Rugby Trip Cancelled

Unfortunately, we’re no longer able to attend Edinburgh v Munster this Saturday, or make the guard of honour due to a shortage of wheelchair spaces.

We’re as disappointed as you are and will be phoning parents this afternoon to apologise.

Youth for Climate Change!

This morning, some of our Senior pupils joined many of their mainstream peers at the Youth for Climate Change march at the Scottish parliament.

It was wonderful for our young people to share this experience with peers from Leith Academy and other mainstream schools. Jack even met his cousin Calum there!

Much more, as ever on Twitter @Team_Oaklands


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There’s NO limit to our Core Words!

To follow-up on our focus on “yes” last month, our new Core Word is “no”!

We will be supporting our pupils to learn to communicate “no” with symbols, signing, body language, voice or communication devices.

Parents/carers – please check your child’s home-school diaries for your new “no” postcards, and watch this video below to find out how to sign “no” with your child.

Any questions about his? NO problem! Just contact Speech and Language Therapy at the school.

A Wonderful Day Out!

To celebrate Disabled Access Day on Saturday March 16th,  our friends at PAMIS are delivering a multi-sensory story at Scottish National Gallery Modern Art.

PAMIS (Promoting and More Inclusive Society), support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families, friends, carers and professionals – such as us at Oaklands.

This is a wonderful opportunity for families to particpate in a fully inclusive event, right in the heart of Edinburgh.

A fully accessible Changing Places toilet will be installed for the occasion so hopefully many of you will be able to get along and enjoy the session.

Although PAMIS do not have a family support service in Edinburgh, we and they(!) are keen to get the information out to you all.

Pat and Susan from PAMIS are joining us earlier in the week, Wednesday 13th March at 6.30, to talk about their work as part of our Parent Council meeting. All welcome for what will be a very interesting session!

Please see the links below for more information:

Yes! It’s a new Core Word!

Our first new Core Word for 2019 is “yes”!

Here’s a video to show you how to sign “yes” with your children… and parents/carers check your child’s diary for your postcard with the “yes” symbol and ideas for practising “yes” at home!

Yes – you can ask Nicky in Speech and Language Therapy if you’d like any help with your child’s Core Words!  🙂