Paces High Green School for Conductive Education

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Paces High Green School for Conductive Education

Name Paces High Green School for Conductive Education
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Paces High Green Centre, Pack Horse Lane, Sheffield, S35 3HY
Phone Number 01142845298
Type Special
Age Range 3-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 32 (46.9% boys 53.1% girls)
Local Authority Sheffield
Percentage Free School Meals 22.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3%
Persistent Absence 36%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 February 2019)
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Information about this school

This is a small, non-maintained special school that is run by a charitable trust, Paces Sheffield. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. Pupils attending this school are between three and 18 years old. Pupils attend from a variety of local authorities. The current acting headteacher, who was previously the assistant headteacher, has been in post since November 2018. She is supported in senior leadership by a lead conductor teacher. The school uses the practice of conductive education. This method of education aims to help pupils overcome difficulties with movement and as a result extends their capacity for learning and personal development. No alternative provision is used by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders, governors and staff are highly ambitious for the school and its pupils. They now work closely together in order to achieve those ambitions. The acting headteacher provides strong and focused leadership. She has brought about many changes that staff, pupils, and parents and carers welcome. All staff have very high expectations of pupils. Conductor teachers are highly skilled in providing all pupils with differing abilities with challenge and support in their learning. This enables pupils to make good progress across all areas of the well-planned curriculum. Conductor assistants support pupils extremely well, both academically and personally. Pupils are encouraged to be as independent as possible. Very successful systems and strategies are in place for teaching and assessment that consider the specific needs of each pupil. These enable pupils to learn successfully. The relationships between all staff and pupils is exceptionally strong. Staff care about their pupils. They support and praise pupils when they make even small steps of progress. Children in the early years provision receive the same good-quality teaching and support that are seen in the rest of the school. Children in early years are happy and delight in new experiences. The behaviour of pupils in and around school is outstanding. Pupils are polite, respectful, very friendly and happy. Pupils feel safe at school and learn how to stay safe outside school. Recent initiatives to improve the quality of education have not been in place long enough for leaders to fully assess their impact on pupils’ progress and outcomes over time. Some pupils are not as involved in their own learning as they could be because their targets and how they can achieve them are not explained to them. There are no systems in place to gather pupils’ views and involve them in the school’s development.