• 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.”

Link Schools

Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College has strong links with schools in the local community.

Sports College
As part of our transition to becoming a sports college we forged links with a local secondary school and three rural primary schools.
• Presdales Secondary School
• Hunsdon JMI School
• Widford Primary School
• Wareside C of E Primary School

This enabled Amwell View to work closely with these schools to provide opportunities for primary schools to use Amwell View's facilities such as the climbing wall and dance studio. Schools were provided the opportunity to liaise with specialist staff, for example our Dance Coach for advice and at times specialist coaching . Similarly, joint performances were organised with our link and other local secondary schools. Annual competitions involving Amwell View and the three rural primary link schools have been held with all initiatives supported by student leadership. To date we have held an athletics, outdoor and adventurous and three Boccia competitions. The competition is now represented by Middleton Special School (primary) and officiated by Presdales, Amwell View and Pinewood sports leaders and officials.

PE and Sport
In recent years we have worked very closely with the school sports partnership supporting the development of festivals, competitive pathways and student leadership for children with learning difficulties. The value of this partnership and the opportunities for our pupils to work with, compete against and for some of our post 16 students lead was very significant. When the government decided to stop the funding for school sport partnerships back in 2011 Amwell View, Pinewood and Middleton Special Schools made the decision to pump prime a new community sports partnership with a signifcant financial contribution. This decision was made to enable some of the fantastic work that the sports partnership had established to continue benefitting all schools in Hertford and Ware.

SLD Schools
We continue to work with Hertfordshire SLD schools through a range of strategic and curriculum enrichment activities. The six schools work together to organise five sporting competitions a year which include Athletics, Boccia, Cricket, Football and swimming. In addition to these events invitations to this to participate in musical and other curriculum events happen throughout the academic year. Amwell View has attended joint INSET (cluster) days with Hertfordshire SLD schools in recent years.

Local Special Schools
We work closely with our local primary and secondary LD schools and create opportunities to share and develop knowledge collaboratively. As mentioned earlier we also work together to develop strategically such as the decision to pump prime a new community sports partnership.

Village Schools
We also have links with both St Andrews and St John the Baptist Primary schools in Stanstead Abbotts, where teachers visit on teacher placement. Pupils from these schools have also visited Amwell View to watch school shows and participate in music concerts.