Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Headteacher: Mr J May

Curriculum

The curriculum at Watermill School is considered outstanding due to its rich diversity and opportunities for inclusion. 

Our motto is 'We like to teach the way you like to learn'. We believe that this motto promotes our core purpose themes of:

Communication

Promoting communication is very important to our school. Watermill School uses a range of communication methods including Makaton sign language and Picture Exchange Communication (PECS). In addition staff use intervention programmes such as SULP (Social Use of Language) to promote positive communication between pupils.

Communication methods are carefully tailored to meet pupils learning styles.

Creativity

Creativity encourages pupils to be innovative, seek solutions to problems and to work together to produce and enhance their work. Creativity promotes multi- sensory approaches to the curriculum and celebrates diversity of opinion.

Independence

Independence is promoted in a variety of ways. Pupils are encouraged from an early age to develop self-help skills and, as they progress through school, college and work experience placements are used to prepare the pupils for their future.

Being Inclusive

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school. Inclusion means that all pupils regardless of age, culture, ability and beliefs are fully included in our curriculum.

We develop inclusion by ensuring we develop classrooms and systems to promote positive behaviour. We use a variety of communication methods and differentiate resources carefully to ensure pupils feel included.

Enjoyment

We want our pupils to enjoy school and to look forward to coming to school each day. Teachers try to incorporate an element of fun to their lessons and to develop pupils’ love of learning.

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The curriculum at Watermill School is considered outstanding due to its rich diversity and opportunities for inclusion. 

Our motto is 'We like to teach the way you like to learn'. We believe that this motto promotes our core purpose themes of:

Communication

Promoting communication is very important to our school. Watermill School uses a range of communication methods including Makaton sign language and Picture Exchange Communication (PECS). In addition staff use intervention programmes such as SULP (Social Use of Language) to promote positive communication between pupils.

Communication methods are carefully tailored to meet pupils learning styles.

Creativity

Creativity encourages pupils to be innovative, seek solutions to problems and to work together to produce and enhance their work. Creativity promotes multi- sensory approaches to the curriculum and celebrates diversity of opinion.

Independence

Independence is promoted in a variety of ways. Pupils are encouraged from an early age to develop self-help skills and, as they progress through school, college and work experience placements are used to prepare the pupils for their future.

Being Inclusive

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school. Inclusion means that all pupils regardless of age, culture, ability and beliefs are fully included in our curriculum.

We develop inclusion by ensuring we develop classrooms and systems to promote positive behaviour. We use a variety of communication methods and differentiate resources carefully to ensure pupils feel included.

Enjoyment

We want our pupils to enjoy school and to look forward to coming to school each day. Teachers try to incorporate an element of fun to their lessons and to develop pupils’ love of learning.