Welcome to Hamilton School

About Hamilton School

"I became Head teacher at Hamilton School in September 2013 and it is a privilege to work with our students, families and staff. Hamilton School is a primary special school. All of our students have a statement of  SEN or an EHCP.  All of them have a diagnosis of Autism.  We have an exciting future ahead of us as a special school for students with autism and our numbers have increased significantly in a short space of time, we now have 113 students.  See the feature on our website about what we want people to say about how we have managed this process! We have aspirations to be an all age autism specific school. This may seem an 'improbable dream' but it is one that we are actively pursuing.

The school has been through lots of changes in recent years. The primary needs of the students have changed and we have become more specialised. In April 2012 Hamilton School entered into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Uffculme School.  This led to major changes to the approaches to teaching and learning.  Considerable work was also done to improve our learning environment so that we can provide a school that really does meet the personal needs of our students.  These changes have had a positive impact on the school and continue to form a key part of our day to day work. We have built on this work by utilising every space possible in a creative way - for example the creation of 'Hamilton Hive'. We are always looking beyond our school gates for ideas and we work with a range of different schools and services. If you look on the 'Extended Family' link, you will see some examples.

We have made great strides forward since our Ofsted inspection in October 2013. The inspection visit which followed in January 2014 gives evidence of this. We continue to improve and are very pleased that our recent Ofsted inspection (December 2015) celebrates the progress we have made. Our Self Evaluation as to where we feel we are at as a school is on the website alongside student progress data and a summary of our School Improvement Plan.  The staff at the school are incredibly dedicated and hard working.  We are all trying to create a legacy from our work - and educational one, a cultural one and a physical one.
 
We keep our focus on learning and we have very high expectations as to what our staff and students are capable of achieving. When everyone strives for their own 'personal bests' great things can happen.  That is what we are aiming for on a daily basis.  I am restless about improvement and have a clear view about the future of the school. I want everyone to see Hamilton School as a great school where people work together to transform lives.

There are major challenges ahead for us; A declining budget, increased numbers of students and staff and the real challenge of teacher recruitment.  Our Local Authority has faced huge budget cuts and that impacts on our work also.  We meet these challenges with energy, enthusiasm and a spirit of hope.

 Please click on the link below, or on the front page of the website, to find out more about 'What We Stand For'.  In the meantime, if you wish to visit us please make contact - we would be happy to hear from you."

Jon Harris
Head Teacher

                   
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