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  • Sherbourne Fields School
    Rowington Close
    West Midlands
    CV6 1PR
  • Head: Mrs Shivaun Duffy Moriarty
  • T 024 7659 1501
  • F 024 7659 0517
  • E office@sherbourne…
  • W
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical conditions, social communication and learning difficulties.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Coventry
  • Pupils: 145: 96 boys, 49 girls; sixth formers: 33: 21 boys, 12 girls
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 6th February 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 29th November 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

 Once a week, pupils all have financial education. It ranges from ‘youngsters that are becoming familiar with holding a coin or glancing towards money, to youngsters that are actually working out household bills,’ says head. ‘It’s important for our pupils to learn these skills, know how to get the right change, be independent.’ Growing vegetables, keeping chickens, or woodwork gives children a skill and a potential hobby for later life, keeping depression at bay, which can be a particular problem for those with autism spectrum disorder. When the children wanted more chickens, they were told that they needed to make a profit to pay for feed...

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Since 2013, Shivaun Duffy Moriarty. Fine art graduate who started working life as an independent artist, then studied for a PGSE specialising in SEN at Middlesex University. Taught for 12 years at Grove Park Special School, now called The Village, in North London. Got a job as deputy head at Sherbourne Fields in 2010. Delighted to be able to return to Coventry, where her wider family lives, to bring up her two daughters.

Comes from warm, close family and is one of six siblings who are all involved in education. Says that she has her mother to thank for her solution-focused attitude. ‘Nothing was a barrier, nothing was a problem and nothing would stop anybody doing anything. So I’ve always been absolutely immersed in that sort of belief. It was something...

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