"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.
We are a special school for children aged 5-11, who have an EHCP for SpLD and/or Social Communication Difficulties including Autism. Children will have difficulties in reading and spelling. They may also have difficulties with maths, organisational skills, spatial awareness and fine/gross motor skills.
Orrets Meadow offers children ; specialist teachers in Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, small classes, 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.
We have six classrooms set up for children with Social Communication Difficulties. Within these classes the environment has been adapted to ensure they are ‘ASD’ friendly. Each class follows the ‘Teacch’ structure and have access to a sensory room and their own toilet and changing facilities.
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 nurse, Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Camhs. We use our Pupil Premium to fund both a Speech Therapist on site two days a week and weekly visits from Thumbs Up. We will also have our own full time Home School Worker.
Orrets Meadow also provides a number of traded services. A traded outreach service is available to mainstream schools for Literacy and Numeracy. Training for Teachers and Teaching Assistants can be provided, as well as advice and assessment expertise from a 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 or if you would like to visit Orrets Meadow, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Today's football match at @Hayfieldschool, brilliant match! Well done to both teams⚽️
Don’t forget tomorrow is non uniform day... bring in a bottle for our Xmas Tombola. Thank you. https://t.co/ve7YM2uMkK
Thanks to Ian Fennelly for coming in and helping all of our classes with their drawing skills ✏️
Thank you to @Hayfieldschool for a brilliant football match, both teams played amazingly!⚽️
Class 3 enjoyed exploring Eastham Woods today as part of our Woodland Trust award. We even found and re-hid some… https://t.co/E8Tf1aiZpe
We raised £132 for #childreninneed2018 Well done everyone who joined in dressing up in spots and non uniform last Friday 🤗
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