Welcome to Lindsworth School a provision in which all staff work together to support pupils develop their academic and social skills whist encouraging growth in their emotional and mental health well-being. We are a staff team who have high expectations of each and every pupil who attend, inspiring them to achieve success to support them in the next phase of their education, training or employment. We are committed to creating well rounded individuals and believe that in order to do this, we must adopt the philosophy that “One size fits NONE”. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which provides pupils with a wealth of opportunities to expand their experiences. Individualisation is a key focus in all aspects of school life from individualised lessons to behaviour targets and intervention packages for those requiring extra support.
We are proud of the relationships we have built over the years with pupils, parents and a variety of external agencies and this has strengthened the collaborative work and the provision on offer to our pupils.
As a whole school we constantly reflect on our practices and use this to focus improvement and drive initiatives which will enhance the provision. This has taken us through a range of notable achievements such as improving teaching and learning, securing a “Good” from Ofsted and federating with Springfield House School. The federation will enable us to explore ways to further develop the offer in both schools.
All the pupils who attend our school are unique however one key factor we believe they all have in common is “they are all capable of amazing things” and at Lindsworth we create an aspirational culture to facilitate this, where success is celebrated.
We hope you find the website information informative, if you do require any further please do not hesitate to contact us.
URGENT SEN TRANSPORT CONSULTATION FOR PARENTS & CARERS
A consultation on the draft travel assistance policy for 0-25 year olds in education has recently been launched. The consultation will run until Tuesday 2 April 2019 and the survey can be accessed at https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/people-1/0-25-policy/
YOUR VIEWS ARE CRUCIAL - PLEASE READ THE PROPOSALS AND RESPOND TO THE CONSULATION ON THE LINK ABOVE. THE CHANGES ARE ON THE LINKS BELOW:
Attached here is the draft policy that is being consulted on as well as a document that summarises the changes that are proposed.
WE WOULD LIKE TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO PROPOSAL 8 IN THE POLICY:
The new policy aims to explain more clearly that parents are expected to accompany their children to school wherever possible.
The draft policy aims to clarify the rights and responsibilities of parents towards accompanying their children to school.
By law parents are required to ensure that their child receives a suitable education at school or otherwise. Primary age children and
secondary age children who cannot reasonably be expected to walk to school, and require accompaniment, because of their SEN, disability or mobility problems should be accompanied to and from school by their parents unless there is a good reason why that is not possible.
The Council’s current policy does not make these expectations as clear as it could. The Council considers that it is important that parents understand what is expected of them and what it is possible to offer to families. This would mean that in most cases where the Council decides that a child needs to be accompanied on their journey to school, this should be by their parent unless there is a good reason why that is not possible.
Any changes made to the accompaniment requirements of children will be subject to a risk assessment.
When this will come into force:
This change would take effect for any applications received after the new policy is approved and published.
This change would also apply to annual reviews and for changes of circumstances (e.g. changes of school) after the new policy is approved and published.
Your views are important.
There are a number of meetings being held across the city which you can attend so your voice can be heard about what you think regarding the changes.
Please do attend one of them if this is possible.
As part of our ongoing work on building resilience in education and helping young people stay safe, we have organised an Assembly with Ray Douglas.
Raymond Douglas went in to youth work straight from school, having grown up in a community with high levels of crime, drugs and prostitution. He always felt the need to make a difference, rather than becoming a statistic. His philosophy is that – even though some young people are born in deprived areas and society has labelled them – given the opportunity, the majority of young people wouldn’t act out this self-fulfilling prophecy of a life of crime.
In his early twenties, he went on to qualify as an adult education teacher in order to gain a better understanding of the theory of learning and behavioural change. At this time, there was a very obvious rise in gangs and serious youth violence across the UK.
Raymond felt that traditional youth work was no longer fit for purpose to engage this social pandemic, which led him to launch Anti Youth Violence. This intervention aims to reduce the number of young people at risk of life-threatening behaviour relating to gun, gang and knife crime.
Anti-Youth Violence has been successfully delivered to young people throughout the UK.