The Observatory School has seen a renaissance in the curriculum delivered over the last 6 years. Pupils are achieving more and more every year. The hard work of the staff has led to the building of a school which provides an exceptional learning environment where support is scaffolded to allow the delivery of high-quality courses that ensure the best possible outcomes for every pupil on roll.
With our new base system, pupils have PSHE, Maths, English, Humanities, Citizenship and ICT in their own classrooms. Art, Science, PE and Food Technology are delivered in specialist classrooms. Pupils also have 1:1 interventions from our team of Learning Mentors where needed.
The curriculum to adapted to suit the needs of each individual pupil, whether they be on our sensory/social pathway or on our intervention program. Our curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of all.
In contrast to other local special schools, we give our pupils a choice in their study pathway at Key Stage 4. The overwhelming majority choose to stay here throughout their time at school to ensure they receive the best possible teaching and learning experiences.
We believe there is no substitute for school and training providers are only appropriate provision for a minority of pupils, not the majority.
Some of our curriculum aspects are sighted by OFSTED as areas of Good Practice and have won prestigious national and international awards.
Reading at The Observatory School
The Observatory School uses a range of approaches to support pupils with their phonics and reading. Each pupil at the school is tested termly to record progress in reading. We encourage all families to read at home with their children to promote a love of reading with our pupils. Our reading books come from a mixture of reading schemes and we have a library with a broad range of literature available. Pupils also benefit from our weekly library sessions. We have a wealth of experience amongst our teachers in teaching phonics and are always happy to help parents support phonics at home. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the School.
If you would like further information on any curriculum-related issues, please do not hesitate to contact our Deputy Headteacher, Sarah Gower on 0151 652 7093
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