Royal School for the Blind (Liverpool) A GSG School
- Royal School for the Blind (Liverpool)
Church Road North
- Head: Mr Paul Boulton
- T 0151 733 1012
- F 01517 331703
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.rsblind.org.uk
- Specialist school for children with visual impairment and multiple complex disabilities
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Liverpool
- Pupils: 30
- Religion: Does not apply
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 2
- Early years provision Outstanding 2
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 2
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
- 1 Short inspection 26th January 2016
- 2 Full inspection 20th May 2011
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th October 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Head doesn’t believe in one-to-one support as he feels ‘it’s a barrier for the teacher’. Class sizes usually between five and eight pupils, each with at least three staff, all autistic trained, qualified teachers of the visually impaired (QTV1), two TAs present. The classes we visited showed happy children actively engaged with supportive, patient staff. The pupils we met were chatty and curious and keen to tell us what they had been doing.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2015, Paul Boulton. A true Liverpudlian. Born, bred and educated in the city. Studied geography at the university. From a teaching family and always knew wanted to teach. Started in mainstream before moving to more specialist education; this is his second headship, previously at Clarence High School, another SEN school. Friendly and welcoming, he oozes enthusiasm. ‘I have great respect for the staff who work here, who are dedicated to what they do.’ A strong believer in caring for the family as well as the pupil. Sharp suited and business minded, he has plans to increase numbers and has recently started a nursery that is growing rapidly. Very keen to get the children as young as possible so they get the specialist care they need. Lots of ambitious plans in the pipeline including...
Special Education Needs
The Royal School for the Blind is a non-maintained special school and an independent charity providing for pupils from two to nineteen years who have a visual impairment and additional disabilities, including multi-sensory impairment. The school takes day and weekly boarding pupils.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired||Y|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|