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Link for Road Safety Information - Footsteps


Oxfordshire County Council Road Safety team’s own child pedestrian safety programme, Footsteps.  Visit and you can download details of the programme which guides you through supporting your child in gaining the skills needed to be a safer pedestrian.


Upcoming Local Events 

Classics Summer School at Cheney School


We are delighted to be offering our eighth annual Classics Summer School this August at the Iris Classics Centre at Cheney School in Oxford. It will take place on the mornings of 22nd, 23rd and 24th August. This year the summer school will be themed on sea myths!

The format for each day will be as follows:

9 – 10.30am – Latin (ages 7 – 9); Latin (ages 10 – 11); Greek (ages 7 – 9); Greek (ages 10 – 11)

10.30 – 11.15am – refreshments and activities

11.15 – 12.45pm – Latin (ages 7 – 9); Latin (ages 10 – 11); Greek (ages 7 – 9); Greek (ages 10 – 11)

The classes will be run by experienced teachers and will include activities as well as language learning. They will all be aimed at complete beginners. There will be themed activity stalls and refreshments between the morning classes.

If you would like your child to attend the summer school, you can book to attend by emailing and stating name, age, and which language class they would like to join. Attendees need to choose one language they would like to learn for the duration of the school – either Latin or Greek – as each class builds on the previous one.

In order to help cover our costs for this event, we are charging £20 per child for the summer school – please do get in touch if this cost is likely to be prohibitive.

You can pay online at or pay on the door on the first morning of the summer school. If you feel you can pay more than £20 to help cover costs, we are always grateful for any donation.

all best wishes,



Dr Lorna Robinson  Director, The Iris Project (Charity No. 1121868)

Rumble Museum (Accredited Museum No. 2418)





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Iris Project Courses: 

Telling Tales in Latin

Telling Tales in Latin 2: Distant Lands

Telling Tales in Greek

Fire and Rescue Service

Transition Advice for Parents

 Covid Community Hub

The council’s Covid Community Hub is still here and happy to help support families who need to self-isolate. Our team of friendly community connectors can put families in touch with services and organisations that can arrange things such as picking up shopping and collecting medicines or financial support.

Our contact details are:

  • Office hours:  Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm and Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

The NHS volunteer responders can also offer self-isolation support:

  • Tel: 0808 196 3646
  • Office hours:  8am - 8pm 7 days a week

Thank you again for continuing to do your best to keep yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities safe.


Take care.  

The Community Connector Team

COVID-19 Community Support Programme Team

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

DfE Summer Catch Up Parent Information Website


New website for parents to boost child's learning and wellbeing this summer

The Department for Education have launched a brand new site, designed especially for parents, with the support, information and resources they need to help their children enjoy the summer holidays and prepare for the next academic year.

The site features links to programmes, activities, resources and videos to boost children's learning and wellbeing aimed at parents of 0-19 year olds, with extra information for parents of SEND children. Please share this site with families and carers in your school community


Education catch-up – Find out more about what is on offer to help your academic catch-up and physical, social and mental wellbeing ( 

Invicta Academy Summer Tuition

The scheme is being part funded by some of our Oxfordshire County Councillors, so it is free for those participating.  The emphasis is on English and Maths but there is also support for Mental Health, Health and fitness to energise, and a great competition on environmental areas.  

White Rose Maths Summer Break Resources