Plymstock School is a unique community that believes in and actively promotes the traditional values of courtesy, respect and compassion.
We have a dedicated, enthusiastic and inspiring team of well qualified and highly skilled staff who provide excellent teaching and support. This enables students to become creative and independent thinkers and develop a genuine love of learning, which brings them great success.
We take great pride that over many years every single student who completes their education at Plymstock School has successfully continued into education, employment or training, appropriate to their needs and aspirations. This is also true at the highest academic level and we are delighted to frequently have students gain places at both Oxford and Cambridge University.
Our facilities are of a high standard and, since becoming an academy, the school has benefited from over £2 million of capital funding, enabling amongst other things: the enhancing of our sporting facilities, the development of a state of the art café called 'The Galley' and the construction of a new environmentally sustainable Social Sciences Building.
Our pastoral care is exceptionally strong and we provide a safe learning environment in which students can thrive.
Each child is enabled to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a responsible and well-rounded individual that is fully prepared for the demands of our ever-changing multicultural society and is well equipped for life in modern Britain.
We are incredibly proud of our school and we strongly encourage you to visit us during the working day, so you can see for yourself why Plymstock School is a special place to learn.
- Ofsted rating: Good See the report for the school
At Plymstock School we believe that:
- all children should be valued regardless of their abilities or difficulties
- all children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs
- all teachers are teachers of children with SEND
- all children can be enabled to fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, supporting and encouraging
- effective assessment and provision for children with SEND will be secured with partnership with parents/carers, children, the Local Education Authority and any relevant outside agencies
Each term Plymstock will complete a progress review on your child. This review is similar to a report that shows if your child in making progress in all areas of the curriculum. The SEND team has copies of all the SEND student's progress reviews and are able to see the changes in your child and other student's progress. These reports will be discussed by the teaching assistants that work with the year group your child is in. If there are any concerns, or if your child is not making progress they will discuss this at a weekly team meeting. Strategies will be put in place and the year team lead teaching assistant may be in touch with you to discuss strategies, and ways forward to support your child.
The SEND team are very versatile at helping students with varying SEND needs. We currently have staff that have an expertise with working with students with communication difficulties on the Autistic spectrum and have an increasing expertise in supporting students with Cochlear implants as well as students that usually need to use a wheel chair (we have a specialist personal care hoist room). Many of the team are very experienced with working with students that have literacy difficulties and we run clubs after school specifically to help with this.
- Secondary school - 11 to 16 years
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