John Watson School Report
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John Watson School is a special school. It provides education for pupils who have a range of special educational needs or disability including severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, speech, language and communication needs, and autistic spectrum disorders. All pupils have an education, health and care plan or statement of special educational needs. A small minority of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding for pupils in local authority care or eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is similar to the national average. A very small minority of pupils speak English as an additional language. The school is federated with Wheatley Nursery School. The headteacher, two of the three deputy headteachers and the governing body lead both schools. The school is on two sites. Children in the early years and primary aged pupils share a site with Wheatley Primary School and Wheatley Nursery School. Secondary aged pupils are housed in a building on the campus of Wheatley Park, the local secondary school. Some older learners access some GCSE lessons at Wheatley Park where appropriate. Children in the Nursery Year are dual registered with the Nursery school. The school uses work placements to support learners’ wider development in the sixth form. No alternative provision is used. The headteacher works with other local schools to improve teaching and learning. This includes the headteacher of Frank Wise School, a national leader of education. Inspection report: John Watson School, 24−25 May 2016 7 of 9 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed 18 lessons and parts of lessons, all but two of which were conducted jointly with senior leaders. Meetings were held with senior leaders, middle leaders, pupils, five members of the governing body and a representative of the local authority. Inspectors spoke to six parents on the playground and took into account 42 responses, including 19 comments, to the online questionnaire (Parent View). They also considered 47 responses to the staff questionnaire. A range of documents was looked at including the school’s information about pupils’ achievement and records concerning pupils’ attendance, behaviour and safety.
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