“Our school is a very special place, a vibrant, happy place, where our pupils thrive and re-discover their thirst for learning and success.”
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Meadow Park School and hope that your child has a successful time with us. Meadow Park serves pupils with a wide range of additional educational needs. Some pupils have struggled to maintain their education in a large mainstream school. Some pupils arrive having spent long periods of time out of school due to exclusion, or having received limited hours of schooling elsewhere. Meadow Park is like a half way house between a mainstream and special school. We are specialist in what we do, as our staff are trained to work effectively with pupils who exhibit a wide range of additional needs.
We are very fortunate to have a spacious school site with attractive learning spaces, which include specialist teaching facilities such as design technology and construction, food studies and catering, science, PE/sport/fitness, art and design and hair and beauty. We take pride in our school to ensure that the learning environment lives and breathes a culture and ethos for our pupils to be a success.
At Meadow Park we pride ourselves on our successful track record. We believe in giving pupils a fresh start in which they are able to build a strong foundation to set them on the right track to strive for excellence, as well as fostering compassion, moral responsibility and a sense of justice in each member of the school. We provide good quality teaching and learning and strong pastoral care in our safe, disciplined, stimulating environment. Our approach offers increased opportunities and encourages and better enables our pupils to take an effective and active role in society. We believe in our motto of “Patience, Guidance and Determination” and our enrichment, mentoring and therapy programmes work alongside the academic curriculum to realise this.
A ‘Personalised’ approach best serves the needs of our pupils and this means that we treat pupils as individuals and we carefully tailor our provision to meet their needs. We have a number of different roles employed at our school in order to deliver a whole range of educational and social programmes. In short, we look at the holistic needs of our pupils.
Our class sizes generally do not exceed 10 and there is usually one teacher and at least one learning facilitator in each lesson, as well as a varied skilled team able to meet the diverse needs of our pupils, who work with pupils both in and out of the classroom and in and outside of the school day. We really do go that extra mile for our pupils.
Our latest OFSTED Inspection from June 2017 re-confirms that we continue to be a good school, we are delighted with the outcome, here are some quotes from the inspection report –
“The school transforms pupils’ lives.”
“This is a happy, successful school.”
“This is a warm, welcoming school where everyone is valued.”
“The school has an effective approach to behaviour management.”
“Highly ambitious for every pupil.”
“Teachers enthuse your pupils about learning.”
“Teachers set high standards for pupils.”
“Pupils take pride in their work.”
“School is a calm, orderly learning environment.”
“Pupils are highly motivated.”
“Everyone takes good care of each other.”
“Safeguarding is effective.”
“You have developed a well considered curriculum.”
We hope that you find our website useful. If you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mike Marshall – Head Teacher