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Past Pupil Visits Wings Notts

 

 

Last Wednesday Wings School Notts had a surprise visit from Steven Smith, a pupil who was attended from February 2011 to January 2015. 

He is now 19 years old and lives with his girlfriend in Yorkshire.  He is looking to join the police force and is going through the application process at the moment.  Steven came to see some of our Year 11 leavers before they go on to pastures new and told us he looks back on his time at Wings very fondly and wanted to speak to some of the pupils here and tell them to make the most of the opportunity they now have to get a good education if they work hard.  There are still many staff members on care and education who were here when Steven was here and we were all delighted to see him. 

We are all very proud of Steven and he represents everything good about our residential school. 

 

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Steven Smith

Old Arley Celebrates Ofsted Good with Outstanding

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Midlands specialist school, Arc School Old Arley is celebrating the results of its latest inspection by regulator Ofsted.

The school, near Nuneaton, was praised by inspectors who found the focus on pupils’ personal development and welfare was “outstanding” and gave the school an overall “Good” rating.

The school supports children with social and emotional difficulties and those who need extra support to engage in education.

Inspectors praised the “inspiring” curriculum and the “outstanding progress” pupils make in their personal development and behaviour and said that pupils feel safe at the school, which helps them settle. Parents, it noted, “greatly value the school’s work in making such a difference to their children’s behaviour and confidence”.

Some comments from parents which were noted in the report included: “They have listened to me and listened to my child,” and “My child’s attitude has changed. He is academically engaged.”

The teaching, learning and behavioural support skills of the team at the school all ensure, the report stated, that pupils make good progress and noted the “happy learning atmosphere”.

The report noted that the team at Old Arley have created a “powerful communication-friendly environment based on trust, respect and mutual understanding. As a result, pupils are able to settle to learning, often after long periods of absence from other schools. After poor experiences of education in other schools, they begin to realise that the staff in this school are very willing to listen and want them to do well.”

Inspectors also noted that the confidence of pupils grows and that all pupils spoken to said that they love the school because the new headteacher has made great changes that have had a significant effect on their daily lives.

The therapy dogs used within the school were noted as being “extremely beneficial to pupils with anxiety and other emotional issues and are key to the development of empathy among the pupils.”

Head Teacher Victoria Bates said: “We welcome this report from Ofsted and the findings they have noted following their visit to our school. As a team we’re always so proud of the achievements the children at the school make and are thrilled they have been recognised in this way.

“Our aim here is to provide all students with the tools they will need to be successful in life and to reach their full potential, both academically and on a personal and social level. Their progress is something we’re extremely proud of and is always celebrated. We’re delighted that comments from parents have acknowledged the positive changes they have seen as a result of the hard work and determination of the staff to ensure that every child has opportunity to succeed. We will continue to ensure that we prepare the young people for moving towards adulthood and independence through continued whole school development.”

Download The Report Here

Old Arley Receives “Good with Outstanding” Rating

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Midlands specialist school, Arc School Old Arley is celebrating the results of its latest inspection by regulator Ofsted.

The school, near Nuneaton, was praised by inspectors who found the focus on pupils’ personal development and welfare was “outstanding” and gave the school an overall “Good” rating.

The school supports children with social and emotional difficulties and those who need extra support to engage in education.

Inspectors praised the “inspiring” curriculum and the “outstanding progress” pupils make in their personal development and behaviour and said that pupils feel safe at the school, which helps them settle. Parents, it noted, “greatly value the school’s work in making such a difference to their children’s behaviour and confidence”.

Some comments from parents which were noted in the report included: “They have listened to me and listened to my child,” and “My child’s attitude has changed. He is academically engaged.”

The teaching, learning and behavioural support skills of the team at the school all ensure, the report stated, that pupils make good progress and noted the “happy learning atmosphere”.

The report noted that the team at Old Arley have created a “powerful communication-friendly environment based on trust, respect and mutual understanding. As a result, pupils are able to settle to learning, often after long periods of absence from other schools. After poor experiences of education in other schools, they begin to realise that the staff in this school are very willing to listen and want them to do well.”

Inspectors also noted that the confidence of pupils grows and that all pupils spoken to said that they love the school because the new headteacher has made great changes that have had a significant effect on their daily lives.

The therapy dogs used within the school were noted as being “extremely beneficial to pupils with anxiety and other emotional issues and are key to the development of empathy among the pupils.”

Head Teacher Victoria Bates said: “We welcome this report from Ofsted and the findings they have noted following their visit to our school. As a team we’re always so proud of the achievements the children at the school make and are thrilled they have been recognised in this way.

“Our aim here is to provide all students with the tools they will need to be successful in life and to reach their full potential, both academically and on a personal and social level. Their progress is something we’re extremely proud of and is always celebrated. We’re delighted that comments from parents have acknowledged the positive changes they have seen as a result of the hard work and determination of the staff to ensure that every child has opportunity to succeed. We will continue to ensure that we prepare the young people for moving towards adulthood and independence through continued whole school development.”

Download The Report Here

 

Emily shows off her Commonwealth Medal!

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A medal-winning staff member has shown pupils at Wings School Nottingham the importance of focus, dedication and hard work!

Emily Campbell, Pastoral Care and Learning Support Assistant at the school, has already experienced success as a weightlifter at both England and National level and earlier this year lifted a Bronze medal in the +90kg category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Emily lifted 103kg in the snatch and 139kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 242kg. That left her just a kilogram adrift of second place. Her medal was the sixth the British weightlifting won in the Games.

Emily started weightlifting just two years ago and is over the moon that it brought her to Commonwealth success. 

She discovered her talent when studying Sport Science at university and was doing athletics. She asked a coach for some help getting stronger for the shot-put event and through this discovered she had a talent for weightlifting.

From this success Emily hopes to go on to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games being held in Tokyo, Japan as well as the World Championships in Turkmenistan in December 2018.

Well done from everyone at Kedleston Emily!

Fantastic Football Finish!

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The football team at Wings School Cumbria has finished its season undeafeted. 

The team, which has a 16-strong squad, is managed by Ryan Lock and has the sort of form any Premier League outfit would be proud of!

With a focused training schedule which sees them practice each Tuesday, the team faced stiff competition in 16 matches against other schools around the North-West including Oversands School, Wennington Hall, Chadwick Centre and Brambles School.

The team played 16 matches, won 14 and drew two, an extremely impressive performance. The highlight of the season was a tough match against Chadwick Centre which finished 5-3 to Wings.

While the achievements are of the team may seem purely to be sporting, there have been great life lessons learnt throughout the season too. The young people have learned that individual talents will only get you so far. However, the outstanding attitude and commitment to playing as a team together and working hard as a team which has helped the group achieve what they have this year.

A huge congratulations to the entire team for their fantastic effort.   

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