School priorities for 2016-17 and beyond
After a large increase in school numbers last year, Governors have remained firm on keeping the school full at 136. If our school grows any larger, we will start to lose all the wonderful facilities we have! Sadly we cannot meet the ever growing demand for places.
Last year we did a great deal of work on assessments and breaking down the skills in a ‘P’ level into very small steps. We now have a system that really works well for us and helps with assessments and next steps in learning. Other special schools in the region have visited to see our assessments and pupils’ books.
This year all of our assessments are being moved onto a new software. This means that we will have even more accurate data available termly enabling staff to plan more effectively, set challenging targets, inform next steps and include intervention strategies in their teaching.
Teaching and Learning is a strength of the school. The drive towards excellence will continue with the school ensuring all staff continue to receive appropriate training. As well as supporting teaching and learning, we provide a wide range of in house training in a number of different areas such as Behaviour Management, Moving and Handling, Makaton and Child Protection.
How are we doing?
We are delighted that so many of you took the time to reply to our annual questionnaire in June 2016.
See below some of the wonderful comments that were written in our 2016 survey.
The analysis for our 2016 questionnaire is posted below.