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Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

Welcome to Hope School! We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. At Hope School we provide an attachment-friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.
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Hope Assessment Centre


Hope school has an Assessment Centre with a primary focus of Inclusion.  The aim of Centre is to support children and their families in accessing a mainstream education through structured support and highly specialized staff.


Any questions regarding the assessment Centre should be asked via Mr M Gorman: or 0151 3633130


Any pupils under 5 within Hope Assessment Centre follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).  This curriculum is based upon four themes and principles.


Unique Child - Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.


Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.


Enabling Environments - Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.


Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways.  The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.



The Curriculum


There are 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning in the Foundation Stage framework curriculum.


Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design



 What sort of things will children learn during the Foundation Stage?


In the Prime Areas children will learn to:-


Share, take turns and develop respect for each other.

Make friends and become confident, independent learners.

Behave appropriately when playing with others.

Listen to others and understand spoken language.

Learn new words rapidly and use them in conversations.

Join in conversations with adults and children.

Develop control of their bodies using both large scale movements such as running and jumping and small scale movements such as holding pencils and using scissors.


In the Specific Areas:-

Enjoy sharing books and stories with adults and friends.

Read words and simple sentences (Reception children).

Draw, make marks and write letters and words.

Count accurately groups of objects and recognise numerals.

Add, subtract and problem solve during practical activities.

Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, distance, time and money.

Look closely at how things work, why things happen, living things and the natural world.

Use ICT equipment, e.g. programmable toys and computers.

Be imaginative, sing songs, dance and create fantastic models, drawings and paintings.


What will children do during a class session?


Your child will take part in a wide range of activities, both indoors and outdoors.  Your child will learn through activities he has chosen, or from those that are led by an adult.  Children in the Foundation Stage learn through play based activities that are fun and enjoyable.  These activities are supported by caring adults who will work closely with you to ensure your child makes progress.  We keep careful progress records for each child which are linked to the Early Years Outcomes in the Foundation Stage Guidance.  Parents are actively encouraged to contribute to their child's learning journals by talking to staff.



How you can help your child

Encourage and praise them because they need to feel successful

Look at their work and help them with their homework where necessary

Come into school whenever you can - such as assemblies and Family Learning Days. Children really love to see you in school.

Always encourage your child to take pride in their work

Take time to share a book with them - take them to the library regularly.  Talk about what they are reading at school.

Encourage good manners and respect at all times to everyone in and out of school


How you can help your school

Ensure that all contact information is up to date

Make sure that we are aware of any medical problems

Let us know immediately if your child is absent

Let us know if you have a change in home circumstances - this information will be kept confidential

Make sure your child is in school on time every day

Send your child into school in the correct school uniform

Ensure that home reading books are returned to school

Make sure that everything is named clearly

Check your child's hair regularly


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We now have an Assessment Centre in Hope School which will cater for both boys and girls in Key Stage 1 and EYFS.  The pupils will attend Hope Assessment Centre for around 12 weeks and still have a place in their Primary School.  Hope School will initially assess the pupil's needs involving a range of agencies and assessment tools including Lucid Rapid Screening.


The Assessment Centre currently has 10 pupils on roll and we are working with a wide range of agencies, parents/careers and professionals to best assist pupils to transition back to their mainstream setting.


All pupils will access a full and varied curriculum including access to structured play, visitors and trips.  


The direct support and encouragement from parents will ensure pupils meet their potential; this includes completing homework on a weekly basis and reading a minimum of 3 times a week.  


Attending our Positive Pathways session will provide structured support for families and providing positive memories working directly with your child.   

Progress Data

Case Study of Assessment Centre Pupil




BBC Bitesize KS2 – has games for all subjects.

ICT games - English games from the ICT website.

Interactive English games – from the Woodlands Primary website

Superlame – Create your own comic strip by adding speech bubbles to your photographs.



BBC Bitesize KS2 – has games for all subjects

Carroll diagrams – a method of sorting

Carroll diagrams - sorting shapes

Cross the Maze – give simple directions to solve the puzzle.

Fraction Monkeys - Test your ordering of fractions.

Gordon’s Interactive Teaching Programmes – a list of all of Gordon’s resources.

Hidden Ships – A chance to test your use of coordinates.

ICT games – Mathematics games from the ICT website.

Interactive Maths Games – from the Woodlands Primary Website

Learn your times tables – test your times tables!

Maths Zone – Mathematics games from the Maths Zone website

Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 – A great resource from Gordon’s Interactive Teaching Programmes

Ordering numbers – another resource from Gordon.

Place Value - another resource from Gordon.

Rabbit Takeaway – a quick game requiring mental subtraction.

River Tables – challenge yourself to answer times tables quickly!

Snowflake Sequences- a resource from Gordon to practise number sequences.

Tally Chart – Record data with a tally chart



Blast OFF – Food Pyramid Game

Blobz - Electrical circuit game

The Life Cycle of Plants



BBC Primary History website



Canvastic - an online drawing site

Jackson Pollock style art



Coding using Frozen, Angry Birds and other characters

Fix the Factory

Lego Avatar Creator




Road Safety – Streetwise Website


Just for fun…

I do dog tricks


Tetris – an addictive game involving tetronominoes



A.L.E.X. - FREE App to practise programming

Aesop’s Fables – FREE App to explore these classic tales.

Bubble of maths

Earthviewer (ipad) (android)

Essential Skeleton – FREE app

FREE chess app for ipad

Maths brain

Maths frame – Apps for KS2 mathematics (Some for free)

Maths Workout – FREE

Monster Hunt – FREE memory game

Pirate Treasure Hunt – FREE app


Please use the below link to refer to the standards that are required for pupils within the early years.