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Our vision

At MacIntyre School we believe that potential is limitless and that every child can and will ‘Achieve Above and Beyond’.

Mission Statement

High quality relationships and Great Interactions™ are at the core of everything that we do. Through all our practice we treat our children and young people with respect and dignity, offering high quality education and care in order to ‘Achieve Above and Beyond’ expectations.

Our Aims

  1. To deliver stimulating, challenging and highly effective learning, centred around the needs and preferences of each individual
  2. To provide a caring, sensitive and learning environment
  3. To provide a highly individualised education, enabling each child and young person to achieve above and beyond what may have been thought possible
  4. To provide safe environment; ensuring each young person’s wellbeing and allowing them to excel in everything they do
  5. To ensure that each child and young person is motivated, and able, to effectively communicate wherever they are
  6. To facilitate each child and young person’s ability to understand their needs and be able to self-regulate and self-advocate
  7. For each child and young person to be constantly developing independence skills in all areas of their life
  8. For each child and young person to leave school able to engage with and contribute to their community

Did you know MacIntyre School also offers day placements?

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Read the latest OfSTEd report

Overall effectiveness: Good

Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good

The principal and deputy principal want the very best for everyone in the school. Together with their caring and committed staff team, they have built on existing strengths and made important changes to the provision. One member of staff said, ‘It is a phenomenal team who are all passionately keen to drive this school forward.’ As a result, the quality of education is good and all of the independent school standards are met.

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good

Teaching enables pupils to make good progress from their different starting points. This is because staff have a good knowledge of pupils’ needs and provide appropriate support to each individual. Staff across the school know the targets set out in pupils’ individual learning plans and maximise opportunities to help them to take their next steps.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding

Staff make pupils’ personal development a priority. They take time to get to know what pupils like and do not like as well as their strengths and anxieties. This deep understanding of pupils starts before they even join the school. As a result, strong relationships prevail and staff help pupils to take the next steps that accelerate their personal development considerably.

Outcomes for pupils: Good

Pupils join the school at different times of the school year and with severe learning difficulties and have complex needs. From their varied starting points, they make good progress across the curriculum.

Sixth form provision: Good

Students in the sixth form make good progress from their different starting points. They achieve well in English and mathematics, make good progress against their personal targets, and develop important skills for life and supported work. Consequently, they are well prepared for their next steps into supported training, living and ongoing education.

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