Health and Wellbeing
At Round Oak School we are committed to providing the best environment that we can so that your child can enjoy good health and wellbeing throughout their time at Round Oak and learn great habits and skills to use in the years ahead.
Emma Lincoln, our PE Lead, co-ordinates much of our Enrichment activities with the help of other staff who are responsible for individual programs. 9:00-9:30 is a key time at school, so at the start of the school day we offer all students Magic Breakfast which ensures a free breakfast to any student on arrival at school. One day a week a Social Breakfast Club runs to help students learn social skills over breakfast. Other mornings there is a meditation session to help students become aware of how they are feeling and to learn to calm themselves. On Fridays there is Zumba and one afternoon during Tutor Time there is a Walking Club. Some teachers also use yoga during lessons to help students concentrate and to be in a frame of mind to learn. This scheme will be rolled out to all staff later in the year with some specific training.
Round Oak is an active competitor at SendActive events. SendActive provide inclusive sport, physical activity & leadership opportunities for special schools across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. We are reigning champions in netball, came second in this year’s (2019) basketball competition and took part in the ‘Panathlon’ which includes sports like wheelchair basketball, table cricket and Boccia (rather like bowls).
Within our local community, students from Warwick Boys’ School are helping us run additional multisports activities as part of their Sports Leaders’ programme. These joint activities really help our students’ social and emotional development. A further group of art students also from Warwick Boys’ school are helping us paint murals on our notice boards outside the hall. During the summer term a group of students will be going to meet Tony Pillinger of Leamington Tennis Club for tennis coaching.
FabFridays is our day when the timetable changes and students mix across the school and they choose some of their activities. Music of Life is a charity that is coaching our students to sing as a choir of over fifty students and they perform at gala and school events. Warwickshire Music come in twice each week to tutor some pupils to sing on a one to one basis and to experience playing instruments together.
These are exciting times at Round Oak School and enjoyment of sport and social activities is paramount at school if we are to enable students to be confident to continue to engage in sport and other groups in later life