• OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “The achievement of children in the Early Years is outstanding. They make consistently high rates of progress academically, personally and socially in relation to their very low starting points.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Pupils at Key Stages 1 to 4, children in Early Years and students in the sixth form, including those those with autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties and multi-sensory impairments, make significant and sustained progress. As a result of outstanding teaching and highly effective support to indivualise learning."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “A rich and stimulating, broad and balanced, and highly relevent curricullum is in place. Every pupil across the school from Early Years to the sixth form greatly benefits from an individualised curriculum with a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ communication, literacy skills and their personal, social and health education.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "Pupils with profound and muliple learning difficulties often experience a sense of wonder through well-planned sensory activities" “Under the transformational leadership of the headteacher the school has sustained outstanding leadership and management since its previous inspection."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Children are very happy and most eager to join in with their activities. They display high levels of concentration, imagination and curiosity about the world around them."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The achievement of students in the sixth form is outstanding resulting from outstanding teaching over time." “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    " Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and always try their very best in lessons." "The teaching of communication, literacy and numeracy is very effective."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding." "Rigorous and regular monitoring of teaching through lesson observations, pupil progress meetings and scrutiny of pupils' work is outstanding."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Leaders make excellent use of the primary school physical education and sport premium.” “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Teachers and teaching assistants were seen working well together in all lessons to support the learning of individual and small groups of pupils, ensuring that tasks were carefully matched to each individual pupil’s learning needs and breaking tasks down into smaller steps.”

Early Years Foundation Stage


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Amwell View has recently been divided into two smaller classes, Nursery and Reception.  The Early Years Department is led by a class Teacher, a class Leader, 2 Nursery Nurses and 2 Teaching Assistants.

This decision to divide the class into two has enabled class groups to follow two separate timetables. Staff and pupils are able to share resources across the two classrooms creating opportunities for all of the children to take part in more specific activities appropriate to their individual learning needs. Activities include Rebound Therapy, Music Therapy, SALT, Eye-Gaze and have access to the Sensory Studio.

In both Reception and Nursery classes children take part in adult directed activities including Food Technology, story, Art, Soft Play and visiting the Library. As well as adult directed activities, the children are taught and encouraged to make choices of their own during Child Initiated Learning (CIL). The children have symbols and Objects of Reference to help them to understand the different activities that are made available to them. There is a member of Class staff present within each of the chosen areas to support, model and interact with the pupils to maximise learning opportunities.

The CIL choices are organised into the Prime and Specific areas of learning as outlined within the EYFS Curriculum. This means the pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

Prime
     - Personal, Social and Emotional Development
     - Communication and Language
     - Physical Development

Specific
     - Literacy
     - Mathematics
     - Understanding the World
     - Expressive Arts and Design

Where possible the timetable is amended half-termly to make sure that part-time children have access to as many areas of the curriculum as possible.

The outside play area has recently undergone a transformation. A new roof canopy has been built allowing access to outside play provision all year round.

Amwell View School has been awarded The Herts Quality Standard Award for its high quality level of EYFS provision.