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Arc School Ansley ~ Head Teacher: Simon Goddard
Ansley Lane, Ansley, Nuneaton, CV10 9ND
01676 543 810

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Busy week at Arc School Ansley


The run up to Christmas is always a busy one across all schools, with plenty of festive activities to get involved in.

The young people at our Arc School Ansley have begun making a gingerbread village scene in their food technology sessions to be ready in time for Christmas. We will update you with pictures of the fantastic scenes as they are created.

The school Enterprise group also decided to use the money they raised on World Animal Day to buy pet food and take it to the local RSPCA centre to feed the animals there who sadly don’t currently have a loving home. The money was raised by making animal themed gifts which school staff could buy. What a fantastic gesture, I am sure the animals thoroughly appreciated it!




Parent Workshop at Arc Ansley



Arc Schools’ Parent Workshop resounding success!

Staff at the Arc Schools collaborated to organise the first in a series of Parent Workshops for parents/carers of students at the Arc Schools last week with great success.

The theme for the first workshop, ‘Understanding My Child’s Needs’, enabled Leaders from Kedleston, together with external colleagues, to deliver awareness sessions on Understanding Behaviour, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and Supporting Communication and Behaviour within the Home.

Parents and carers who attended the workshop were able to share their experiences with the group and discuss and share strategies.  Feedback from the event was exceptionally positive, with comments such as, “Really enlightening evening learning strategies to help our child,” “well led, useful, interesting and informative,” and “wonderful school and staff, feel very privileged to have a placement for my child”.

Many thanks to all who attended and made this first event so successful.  Staff are now excitedly preparing for the next Parent Workshop in the Spring Term, date to be confirmed.

Here is some useful information from the day -

PDA Guide 

PDA Presentation 

Understanding Our Behaviour 

Communication and Behaviour 


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Ansley School Weekly News




Its been a busy week so far at the Arc School Ansley.

Selected students are on a three day residential trip to London. The trip is Food Technology related and the students will be participating in skills workshops with Jamie Oliver’s food school, the Waitrose cookery school, having a tour of Spitalfields market, a River Thames cruise followed by the London Eye attraction! They will be finishing off their jam packed days by having dinners at famous restaurants around London.

This week also saw a reward trip for some other students, which was a trip to the Toby Carvery for an all you can eat breakfast!

There is also a school trip to Wimbledon, where 6 students will see Roger Federer play in centre court. Hope its stays nice and sunny for that.


Remembrance Day at Arc Ansley


To mark the Armistice Centenary on November 11th which is coinciding with Britain's Remembrance Sunday our young people at Arc School Ansley have been busy making poppies from plastic bottles to create a beautiful display in remembrance of all who laid down their lives a century ago.

Ziggy, the school dog has also been wearing his poppy with pride all week.


Rememberence 1

Rememberence 2

Remembrance Ziggy Ansley

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Arc School Ansley receives “Good with Outstanding”



The progress made by pupils at a Midlands specialist school has been praised by inspectors.

Arc School Ansley is celebrating the findings of Ofsted whose inspectors found the focus on pupils’ personal development and welfare at the school was “outstanding” and gave an overall “Good” rating.

The school supports children with autism spectrum conditions and those who need extra support to engage in education.

Inspectors praised the “strong social and emotional progress” children made from their starting points as well as their “outstanding behaviour”.

Pupils, the report noted, often arrive at the school having experienced significant challenges, with some having not attended formal education for prolonged periods of time. However, inspectors noted children make good progress at the school and achieve a wide range of formal qualifications which ensures they are “fully prepared for their next stage of learning”.

Students, the report noted, often arrive at the school with little experience or knowledge of other cultures or public institutions, however, the school provides them with a vast array of trips and experiences, which pupils are extremely positive about. It noted also that the use of therapy dog in the school supports pupils’ well-being and sustains a calm learning environment which pupils respond well to.

Staff, inspectors found, “work hard to build positive relationships with pupils based on trust and a celebration of success” and are highly aspirational for all pupils. The school’s Governors, they found, make sure that pupils are provided with meaningful qualifications and the best opportunities to succeed.

The report also cited the positive experiences of parents including: “‘My child has always struggled in the past, but now he is here, he loves it.”

Head Teacher Simon Goddard said: “We welcome this report from Ofsted and the findings they have noted following their visit to our school. We have high aspirations for all of our students and want to ensure we do all we can to help prepare them for their lives after school and give them the tools they will need to succeed.

“We are always extremely proud of the progress students make at the school and we’re delighted that the report recognises their successes. Our aim is to help enable positive change in the lives of our young people and help them prepare for moving towards adulthood and independence.”


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Exam success for Arc School Ansley


 Pupils at the Arc School Ansley in Warwickshire have been celebrating their recent exam results.

The school saw each of its leaving students move on to further education, training or employment with a formal qualification in maths and English as well as a range of other academic, functional or vocational qualifications.

Across the school students achieved 59 qualifications, including GCSE and Functional Skills in subjects including Maths, English, Science, ICT and Statistics. Each student achieved on average more than 7 qualifications each. Other subjects included Design and Technology, Home Cooking Skills and PE. A young person at the school also received a vocational qualification from a college placement in construction.

Their achievements have helped them secure places at college to study varying topics including animal care, catering, motor mechanics and art.

Headteacher Simon Goddard said: "Each year our students make us incredibly proud and this year is no exception. The children work so hard to achieve results across a wide range of subjects, showing great determination and resilience.

“Their wonderful achievements will allow them to move on successfully to their next step in life whether that is in a further education placement at college, into an apprenticeship or other employment or into training.

“Our role as a school is to work with children as individuals and to nurture their abilities in a way that suits their needs and to give them the best possible chances at success. The curriculum is not just GCSEs, there are a raft of other diverse qualifications available and the students have fully embraced those.”

Arc School Ansley is a day school and provides education and care for children with an autism spectrum conditions as well as social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

The school is part of the Kedleston Group. Kedleston has a range of residential and day schools across the UK. Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with hundreds of separate achievements recorded for students across more than 100 different qualifications on offer.

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Celebrations at Arc School Ansley for 2016 Results

The pupils at Arc School Ansley in Warwickshire have been celebrating their 2016 exam results.  There were special celebrations for two high achieving students at Arc School Ansley who achieved six A*- C grades at GCSE.

Across the school students achieved almost 80 qualifications, including GCSE and Functional Skills in subjects including Maths, English, Science, Sociology, ICT and Science. Each student achieved on average nine qualifications each.

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Headteacher Simon Goddard said: "We are extremely pleased with the exam results achieved by the pupils here at Arc School Ansley, it is a reflection of their hard work and determination and they should be very proud.

“We have a strong ethos here of working with individual children to make sure they are given every opportunity to reach their potential and given the tools to do so. The students should of very proud of their achievements – whether it is a GCSE or another qualification – as this will help them achieve those things they wish to in the future and prepare them for life after the school environment."

Arc School Ansley is a day school and provides education and care for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with more than 320 separate achievements recorded for students across more than 40 different qualifications on offer.


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