Watling View School
- Watling View School
- Head: Ms Pauline B Atkins
- T 01727 850560
- F 01727 864 391
- E [email protected]
- W www.watlingview.herts.sch.uk
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 92
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 16-19 study programmes Good 2
- Early years provision Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 11th March 2020
- 2 Full inspection 21st June 2016
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: Requires improvement on 30th January 2014
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Special Education Needs
Watling View is an all age County special school which provides for children and young people who have severe learning difficulties. Watling View has excellent facilities and resources which enable us to provide pupils with the best possible educational opportunities. We have a specialised sports hall and hydrotherapy pool which make it possible for us to teach a wide variety of physical activities. We aim to develop and enhance the potential of our pupils through an ethos and philosophy which emphasises that we are all of equal value as members of an interdependent supportive community. We strive to ensure that all pupils have equal entitlement to the most appropriate curriculum and resources. We also aim to promote the personal and social development of pupils, enhance pupils self esteem, develop lively, imaginative, creative and enquiring minds, and develop the most appropriate communication skills for individual pupils. We enable pupils to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to contribute effectively within the home, school and wider community. However, we are not only concerned with the gaining of knowledge and skills, but also with the development of the whole person. We believe in the importance of giving our pupils a positive self-image and the confidence to enable them to function effectively in their environment. We ensure that they are as well prepared as possible for opportunities, experiences and responsibilities they meet as they progress through the school and into their adult lives.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|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||Y|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year