- * Our teaching, learning and assessment has been rated outstanding by Ofsted, but the school was criticised for record-keeping shortcomings
- * We are reassuring patients, parents and carers of our ongoing commitment to excellent hospital education
- * Read our full statement on our news page
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At the OHS we promote access to high quality education, ensuring pupils are thoroughly prepared for their next stage in education: personalisation is a corner stone of our pedagogy, identifiable in both our ethos and working cultures, and importantly frames the successful learning pathways enjoyed by our young people. Adopted as a whole school responsibility, our commitment to co-constructed personalised learning is demonstrated through the work of every teacher in every subject. Central to this work is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation that takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of our young people.
We know that our blend of academic aspiration and challenge, coupled with our approach to ‘Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)’ drives our many successes. For us, SMSC development is about far more than learning the curriculum. We work hard to give all our young people the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to progress and achieve academically, socially and emotionally. All of our teaching takes place in the context of safe and nurturing environments where each young person is known, and each individual’s learning journey is unique to them. Within this framework we strive to secure safety and high standards for all. We aim to give our young people the necessary skills to prepare them for life in modern society, promoting teaching about freedom, tolerance and respect for the rule of law within a meaningful context that the pupils can understand and experience for themselves. We uphold a belief in personal and social responsibility. Indeed, we ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. Democracy is an important part of our way of life and we achieve this through the promotion of ‘pupil voice’.
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