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"To raise aspirations of every child and give them confidence to fulfil their potential through positive experiences"
Welcome to Orrets Meadow's Website! Our most recent Ofsted report, October 2017, found Orrets Meadow for the fourth consecutive time to be an 'Outstanding' school. In June 2022 we achieved Advanced Autism Accreditation. The report commends us for having the highest standards of provision for children with Autism and we have been asked to share our practice nationally.
We are a special school for children aged 5-11, who have an EHCP for Social Communication Difficulties including Autism. We open school to pupils at 8.45am and close at 3.30pm. All of our children are working below age related expectations and have difficulties in reading and spelling. They may also have specific difficulties with maths, attention, social skills, speech and language, organisational skills, spatial awareness and fine/gross motor skills.
Orrets Meadow offers children ; specialist teachers in Autism, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, small classes of 10-12 pupils, tuition using multi-sensory techniques and a carefully structured approach with opportunities for reinforcement and revision. Our learning programmes and methods are tried and tested, but are flexible and adapted to suit the needs of the individual. Positive mental health, developing resilience and building a love of school and learning, are at the forefront of everything we do. The 3 values for all our staff and pupils are; Work Hard, Be Nice and Never Give up!
All of our classrooms are ‘ASD’ friendly. Each class uses visual timetables, emotional thermometers to gauge mental health, has access to a sensory room and their own toilet and changing facilities. Sensory circuit runs every morning from 9-12 so the children can have as many sensory breaks as they require to help them regulate and be ready to learn. Each child has a pen portrait and a sensory diet profile.
Our policy is to re-awaken interest in learning, to restore the child’s confidence and self-esteem and to help every pupil reach his or her potential. At the same time, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to the pupil’s needs and abilities. Progress is carefully monitored in a variety of ways, including standardised diagnostic reading and spelling tests. At all time the pupil's mental health is paramount and this remains a relentless focus for the school and all it's stakeholders.
We work with many professionals to help remove barriers to learning including; School nurses, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and language Therapists and Camhs. We use our Pupil Premium to fund additional Speech therapy on site one day a week, Sensory therapy one day a week, Reflexology half a day a week and we have weekly visits from a Mental Health Support Worker. We also have our own full time Home School Worker who supports our families outside of school. We have regular coffee mornings with a wide range of courses and visitors. Parents describe Orrets Meadow as being part of their family and like getting a golden ticket!
Orrets Meadow provides a number of traded services, including an outreach service for mainstream schools offering specialist teaching in Literacy and Numeracy. Training for Teachers and Teaching Assistants can be provided, as well as advice and assessment expertise from Wirral wide specialist team (SENAAT).
We hope that if your child joins us he or she will be happy and make excellent progress and will continue on to Secondary School with the skills and confidence to succeed.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Duncan - Headteacher
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