Every young person deserves a good childhood
To the Royal School for the Blind – Liverpool
Our Core Values
At the Royal School for the Blind (RSB) you will find an enthusiastic and supportive team who provide an all-inclusive package for every child and young person within our care. The innovative and forward thinking staff are able to continuously build a fun and happy environment, which safeguards the welfare and well-being of all within our school. Our consistent approach and highly trained staff, are able to build long lasting, trusting relationships with our pupils, through an ethos of respect and dignity.
As an outstanding school (Ofsted Education 2016, Social Care 2018) we pride ourselves in taking the time to get to know what is best for each individual in our care, supporting them right through from an ‘All about me’ when they first start in school, through managed and planned transitions to support each and every step of their journey. The ‘home away from home’ in our residential setting allows for the ‘RSB Family’ to continue this trusting relationship after school is finished, continuing the exciting opportunities in a safe and caring home.
Our Core Purpose
We are here to support and meet the needs of children and young people who live locally, regionally and nationally with a visual impairment, sensory and other additional needs. As a school we do not just focus on education, the RSB team support the physical, social and spiritual needs of all of our pupils in a ‘team around the child’ (TAC) approach. We are flexible and accept change and think about how best to adapt our strategies and resources for each and every child in our care. We have a ‘whole child’ attitude.
Our team work approach, allows for quick and reliable communication across school. We have a total communication approach where staff listen and respond to children facilitating their expression to enable a safe and happy environment. Communication is school wide and includes weekly TAC meetings, a wide range of training programmes and multi-agency involvement at all stages. This allows us to develop and promote the use of pupils’ useful vision and meet other needs through shared information and therefore allow them to make the best possible progress during their time at RSB.
As a forward thinking school, development and improvement are our main considerations each year. We always strive to provide the best possible provision for our pupils and feel that the following would help to further enhance our outstanding school and residential facility:
Extension of the residential provision to include 2-5 year olds
Further develop our holiday clubs/ after school
Our school council wishes for us to broaden our service offer to extend existing and to include new therapies
Enhance the resources provision on-site to include enhancing the use of on body signing and Picture and Exchange
Communication System (PECS), improved swimming facilities, additional sensory resources, and improved ICT within the classroom setting
Extend our offer to provide training to external professionals to share our skills and expertise and for visitors to share their skills with our pupils in planned sessions and assemblies
Continued staff professional development from the development of the induction package to workshops, mobility and orientation training, MIDAS, communication skills and sharing of good practise
Further improve the outdoor areas for lunch breaks, where the whole school can meet for outdoor play with exciting new equipment and a shaded area for the sunny days
Extend our school council to meet with other school councils and share activities, such as performances
Develop Post 16 provision to include work experience
To increase the opportunities for trips to include: horse riding, cycling and football
To upgrade our indoor and outdoor play equipment
To further enhance our family support service by developing the role of our trained befrienders, portage and parent partnership
To ensure we continue to develop our links to external agencies including LEAs, universities, workplaces and other schools
Teddy’s Nursery is inclusive, catering for children from 2-5 years. We specialise in a spectrum of sensory impairments including Visual and Profound and Multiple Disabilities.
We are here to support and meet the needs of children and young people who live locally, regionally and nationally with a visual impairment, sensory and other additional needs.
The Royal School for the Blind Charity, Liverpool is an incorporated registered charity that runs both a School and an adult day service for young adults. Both provisions are part of the Charity.