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

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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.
At Hope School pupils are taught an individualised curriculum which caters for their specific needs.

Intervention Centre


Hope School has an Intervention Centre with a primary focus of Inclusion.  The aim of the Intervention Centre is to promote and support children to demonstrate a high standard of behaviour while supporting their mental health needs.


When ppypils join us are intergrated within Hope School We promote self-awareness, self-control and acceptance of responsibility for our own actions.


We aim to create and maintain a positive and safe school climate where effective learning can take place and all pupils can grow socially, emotionally and academically, with mutual respect between all members of the school community, for belongings and the school environment.


We provide a nurturing environment, using Dan Hughes’ PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) approach to foster appropriate behaviour.


Any questions regarding the Intervention Centre should be asked via Mrs. M. O'Neill: or Mr. A. Growney: or 0151 3633130


Any pupils under 5 with a placement at Hope 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


Pupils access a full National 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?


Children will take part in a wide range of activities, both indoors and outdoors.  Your child will learn through activities they have 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, children outside the foundation stage will access a full national curriculum.  These activities are supported by caring adults who will work closely with you to ensure your child makes progress to prepare them to return successfully to mainstream education.

We keep careful progress records for each child. Parents are actively encouraged to contribute to their child's learning.

Our Progress


Since its inception in 2016 80% of the children who have attended Hope Assessment Centre have returned full time to their mainstream settings. 

This has been achieved through a multi agency approach with our selves, mainstream settings, pupils and parents as well as other outside agencies working together with the children to achieve the best results possible for all involved. 


We look forward to enabling our children to achieve the best they can in the future!

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.