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John Watson School Staff

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OFSTED 2016

Highlights…… ‘This is a good school.’ ‘The Headteacher and Deputy Headteachers have high expectations of everyone. ‘ ‘Governors are effective. They provide appropriate challenge and support to senior leaders and check that responsibilities are met.’ ‘Senior leaders have an accurate understanding of the school’s effectiveness. ‘ ‘Staff share senior leaders’ motivations and are striving to …

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SEND Information Report

Please follow the link below to access our most recent SEND report. SEND Report 2018-19   The first BBC Terrific Scientific SEND resource is now available online. It is based on the work Karen Fourie  and Sarah Bearchell with Primary pupils at John Watson School BBC Terrific Science resource link

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The School Day

  Primary Site 8.45 Pupils arrive 9.00 Register 9.05 wake up Shake up 9.20 Learning and Lessons 10.40 Breaktime 10.55 Lesson/Activities 12.00 Lunchtime in the dining hall 12.30 Lunchtime play 1.05 Register 1.10 Afternoon activities/lessons 2.50 End of the school day Secondary Site 8.45 students arrive, register and morning work 9.15 Period 1 10.15 Snack …

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Visitor/Professional feedback

  ‘Staff are really friendly’  Visiting Teaching Assistant from Local Special School (November, 2017)   ‘I would like to thank the team for a warm welcome and all the information given….’ ( Assistant Principal from Local Special School November, 2017)   ‘ …A calm, happy learning environment’   ( Visiting NHS  Occupational Therapist, January, 2018 )   ‘Safe happy environment …

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Wheatley Nursery Hard Federated

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Our History

  John Watson School was founded in 1966 and is named after Dr John Watson, a much-respected Medical Officer who championed quality special needs provision in Oxfordshire. In the early 1980s the school began offering inclusion opportunities with the schools in the village. In September 1993 Wheatley Nursery School first opened. It has continued the …

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Admissions

John Watson School is a community special school for children with severe, complex, or profound learning difficulties. Our catchment area is wide and covers both rural and urban areas – see map. All admissions decisions rest with the local education authority, Oxfordshire County Council. Please contact the school office on 01865 452725.       …

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Organisation

John Watson school is split across two sites in Wheatley.   Our Primary Provision: Two to Eleven Year olds are based at the site we share with Wheatley Nursery School We share a large campus with Wheatley Primary School (which is controlled by the ODST Multi Academy Trust).   The main school office serving John …

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School Leaders

Stephen Passey (Headteacher JWS/WNS)   Stephen has worked for the Local Authority since 1989, first teaching in the Primary sector at Garsington and Cutteslowe, before moving to the newly opened Windale School on Greater Leys as Deputy in 1996. Whilst completing his Masters in Education and National Professional Qualification of Headship he worked in several …

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Working with Parents

We aim to involve parents in their child’s education from the time their child arrives at the school. A home-school diary system is used to ensure regular daily communication between staff and parents; this is particularly crucial for children who do not have the communication skills to tell their parents “what happened at school today”. …

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Partnerships

  Wheatley Nursery School  John Watson School is led by Wheatley Nursery School and John Watson Schools’ federated Governing body. Wheatley Nursery School is a separate school with its own DfE number. It is located on John Watson School’s Primary site and the headteacher and many staff work across both schools. All children under the age of …

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After School

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Family Links

John Watson School is a Family Links school. Family Links trains parenting support practitioners and school staff who want to use the ‘Nurturing Programme’ in their work with parents and children. All classes follow the nurturing programme which is explained below. More information can be found on the Family Links Website.   The Nurturing Programme …

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Therapy

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