Oxgang School and Support Services is part of Falkirk Council’s Inclusion and Wellbeing Service which supports children, young people aged 3-18years old as well as their families. It is a Falkirk based, multi-professional education provision, which provides small group education, family support and community based learning for pupils of nursery and primary age who are experiencing levels of social , emotional and/or behavioural needs which affects their ability to access mainstream provision.
The Service continually strives to provide the highest level of support to pupils. We offer a wide range of exciting learning opportunities and supports to re-engage their children, young people and families in education to improve their long term outcomes, while strengthening their links to their communities. At Oxgang School and Support Service we work closely with our colleagues from our secondary provision at Mariner Support Service.
Referrals to Oxgang School and Support Services come though Falkirk Council’s Placement Change Panel. Pupils are referred through their mainstream school in agreement with parents, other professionals and accounts for the views of the child.
The service is committed to being reflective and responsive to meet the changing needs of the children and young people in Falkirk Council. Our aim is to become a centre of excellence, working with all our partners to plan for and achieve positive outcomes for all of our children, young people and their families.
The Inclusion and Wellbeing Service fully endorses the view of the inextricable link between positive relationships, behaviour and the provision of high quality learning and teaching experiences. We believe it is essential to value each child and young person as an individual with their own strengths and development needs. We recognise that children and young people bring with them different abilities, experiences. family circumstances and that creating a safe, secure environment with a positive ethos will foster good relationships and positive engagement within our community.
“Learning Communities across early years, primary, secondary and special sectors – which focus on social and emotional wellbeing and creating a positive school ethos based on mutual respect and trust are having the most positive impact” better relationships, better learning, better behaviour
Scottish Government 2013