Our Headteacher, Mrs Laura Ciftci, shares her thoughts and stories from Oakfields in her new blog.

Communicating with our Children

March 31, 2017

I was recently asked to comment during a meeting with potential 11+ candidates and their parents, upon the mounting concern of late about the deteriorating mental health of an increasing number of children and whether or not I had noticed any trends linking this deterioration to the pressures of 11+ tuition […]


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Growth Mindset

December 16, 2016

The promotion of Carol Dweck’s principle of a ‘Growth Mindset’ early in September really challenged the children to rethink their capabilities and the true purpose of education. Dweck has shown that there are two kinds of learners, those who have a […]


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Our Oakfields Community

November 28, 2016

As I returned from the Cognita Global Conference this week I felt so immensely proud of all the staff, children and parents that contribute to our Oakfields Community. Furthermore, realising that Cognita recognises Oakfields is geared, in everything it does, not just to get its children over the Key Stage […]


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