Semi Independant

Pupils in this pathway will prepare for a life where they can be as independent as possible but will likely always need some guidance/support from another adult.

There will be a focus on giving the pupils the support required to unlock opportunities to do more for themselves. The curriculum will be framed (where possible) with concrete apparatus specially designed to expose pupils to learning in a ‘real life’ context. Communication and sensory regulation may still be a barrier to progress.

As a school we value:

  • The happiness of children, families and staff;

  • Caring staff who respect and know the children very well;

  •  The development of self-confidence, self-motivation and independence;

‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

OFSTED comments

‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

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‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

OFSTED comments

‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

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‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

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‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

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