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Promoting Outstanding Achievement for All. 4 Governors Statement 6 Our Offer 9 Facilities that Stimulate 10 Staff and Partnerships that Support Learning 12 Making the Most of Everyday 14 Intergrated Community 17 Exploration and Enrichment 18 Freedoms and Responsibilities Contents Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. My child is like a different person since he attended this school. He is now happy and his behaviour is much better. Parent 3 Governors Statement THE GOVERNORS OF THE RUSSETT SCHOOL WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR SCHOOL. We are proud at the Russett that we work as a team to provide the best teaching learning and care for your child. We do this by working in partnership with parents the head teacher staff other schools and colleges in the area and by maintaining close links with the other agencies who serve our children. We are sure that your child will be happy at the Russett enjoying the support of outstanding teachers and support staff who continuously strive to assist your child in their learning so that they can achieve the very best. As governors we seek to provide the best possible environment by using funds wisely to enhance facilities at the school. Our building is old but thanks to considerable investment in recent years we believe we provide a comfortable and safe school in which your child can prosper. We have a clear vision for the school putting children and their parentscarers at the heart of all we do. Each child has individual and specific needs with each child having personalised planning for their care and education while they are with us. Where their progress is continuously monitored and adapted to meet their needs. The school prides itself on ensuring that parents are kept fully informed of this progress and are given a real voice in making decisions about the future and developing needs. You have put your faith in us by considering The Russett as the best place to meet your childs needs as governors we will honour your choice and work to provide a happy safe and stimulating environment where they can reach their full potential and feel that they are valued members of our community. Where would we be without such brilliant dedication. Parent Survey 4 4 Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. 6 The Russett School is registered for 2-19 yr old pupilsstudents and is a community maintained Special School which offers the following specialist range of provision to support children and young people with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties including Speech and Language Difficulties Autism and Behaviour linked with Severe Learning Difficulties Our Offer Our pupils and students benefit from small numbers in each class with high staff ratios. High level of support staff to ensure excellent levels of attention Close school and home partnership Highly trained professional friendly and enthusiastic staff to ensure a pupilstudent centred approach. Positive relationship between staff and pupilsstudents are fostered emanating from mutual respect high expectation and a supportive environment. Provide a specialist education for all our pupils and young people. All classes are led by an experienced team A holistic approach to learning. Uniquely modified curriculum Work experience placements for a number of our 14-19 yr old students SupportedIndependent travel training A total communication approach 11 and small group work in Literacy Reading and Maths. A wide range of off-sitecommunity activities I would recommend this school. It has a great effect on improving my childs learning. Parent Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. I like doing maths and reading. Its a fantastic school. Pupil Facilities that Stimulate Our Environment Offer Soft Play room Dark Room Light Stimulation Room Separate dining areas Indoor Play room Individual specialist 11 room Specialist therapy rooms 11 and small group Speech and Language room. Extensive stimulating outdoor learning areas Sports Field Minibus and a People Carrier Community room A range of ICT equipment Computer Suite Access to community 9 z Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. Staff and Partnerships that Support Learning Our Offer to ParentsCarers Annual Review to share learning and progress. Information on the School website Weekly Newsletter Regular contact via the School Diary Parents Evening Family and Toddler Group ParentCarer Workshops Drop in CAMHS sessions Leavers Service 10 My teachers are awesome. Parent Our Specialist Offer Onsite access to Physiotherapists Occupational Therapist Speech and Language therapists. Access to Specialist teachers for Hearing and Visual Impairment Paediatric Doctor and a School Nursing Team including Health Assistants Outreach Support School Social Worker Specialist Teachers Educational Psychologist LD CAMHS Learning Difficulties Child Adolescent Mental Health Service Educational Welfare Officers Library Designated Early Years Department Access to Music Therapy Close links with Social Care Visiting Sports Coach Job Coach Family Liaison Worker Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. 12 Our pupils and students have opportunities to make the most of every day. One to one working with staff. Curriculum that promotes independence and life skills. A clear focus on reading communication literacy and numeracy. Opportunities to try something new. To flourish in a happy and stimulating environment. Specialist resources to enhance learning. A place to be happy and enjoy learning Making the Most of Every Day Russett is the best ever. Dominic is so happy and that makes me happy. Thank you. Parent Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. The Computers are great and I can talk to my friends. Pupil 14 Family and Toddler group that supports families of pre school children with additional needs Extensive Interactive Outside Area. Opportunities for competitive games. A full time Job Coach that support students in work experience placements A travel training programme to encourage road safety. Close links with local colleges. Our older students identify a pathway for their future. Integrated Community Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. Coming to school is brilliant. I enjoy seeing my friends everyday. Pupil Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. 17 Exploration and Enrichment Our Offer Access to Sports Coaches Access to Residentials Educational Visits Museum and Theatre Visits Sports and Competitive Events Opportunities to learn outside of the classroom Developing independence and skills for the future Developing confidence through a wide range of activities. I strongly recommended Russett to a close family friend because of your good work. Parent 18 Established through the school vision Developing principles to be a citizen of the future Opportunities to celebrate achievements School council Pupilstudents have the opportunities to attend their annual review To communicate confidently with adults and other pupils Pupil Voice. Students Wholly Involved in the next Stage of Their Future Planning. Freedoms and Responsibilities Promoting Outstanding Achievement for ALL. 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