At Richmond Hill School we believe in achievement, ambition and progress for all children within a stimulating and fun environment.
We aim to meet the needs of individual children through supportive and preventative strategies which reduce barriers to learning.
We work in a flexible way to develop effective partnerships with children and their parents/carers and all staff both within the school and external professionals such as speech & language therapists, occupational therapists, and health professionals, to ensure that the school meet a broad range of special needs.
We undertake a rigorous system of monitoring pupil’s progress, supporting academic achievement and personal achievement by removing barriers to learning and use a wide range of strategies to foster a culture of lifelong learning and independent living skills for al children.
All pupils have a statement of educational needs or an Education, Health & Care plan (EHC) and are referred to the school through the Local Authority.
Families are supported by class teachers and support staff and this includes designated Family Workers who liaises between families,school staff, health and social care.
Families receive information through regular use of home school books, attendance at a wide range of parent meetings & training events, annual review of statement/ EHC meeting, progress reports, newsletters, text messages and our website is regularly updated.
The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of pupils as appropriate through differentiation, individual learning objectives and personalised learning plans (PLPs).
We have a school council that enables pupils to have an input into what the school can offer, pupils are invited to meetings if appropriate and we conduct an annual survey of their views.
We involve a range of external services; Speech & Language therapists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists, school nurses and Active Luton.
We have a wide range of professional development opportunities for all staff which might be from in house or external agencies. Our training days are used for staff to develop and enhance their knowledge and to keep up to date.
When pupils transfer to Richmond Hill we have a planned programme which includes observing the child in their current setting, discussions with professionals and key workers, visits to both schools and transition meetings with parents / carers and planned visits by the child.
This is also the procedure when pupils transfer at the end of year 6 and for those pupils who may transfer into mainstream school.
We hope that our website has given you a picture and an insight into the excellent provision and opportunities that we offer our pupils.
If you require any further information or would like to arrange a visit please do not hesitate to contact the school office.