WELCOME

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.

WELCOME

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.

The Sensory Room at the Royal School for the Blind

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.

Envisioned Future:
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:

1. Extension of the residential provision to include 2-5 year olds
2. Further develop our holiday clubs/ after school
3. Our school council wishes for us to broaden our service offer to extend existing and to include new therapies
4. Enhance the resources provision on-site to include enhancing the use of on body signing and Picture and Exchange and
5. Communication System (PECS), improved swimming facilities, additional sensory resources, and improved ICT within the classroom setting
6. 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
7. 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

Pupil laughing whilst jumping on a trampoline
Pupil in swimming pool with bouncy ball

8.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
9. Extend our school council to meet with other school councils and share activities, such as performances
10. Develop Post 16 provision to include work experience
11. To increase the opportunities for trips to include: horse riding, cycling and football
12. To upgrade our indoor and outdoor play equipment
13. To further enhance our family support service by developing the role of our trained befrienders, portage and parent partnership
14. To ensure we continue to develop our links to external agencies including LEAs, universities, workplaces and other schools

Envisioned Future:
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:

Pupil laughing whilst jumping on a trampoline

1. Extension of the residential provision to include 2-5 year olds
2. Further develop our holiday clubs/ after school
3. Our school council wishes for us to broaden our service offer to extend existing and to include new therapies
4. Enhance the resources provision on-site to include enhancing the use of on body signing and Picture and Exchange and
5. Communication System (PECS), improved swimming facilities, additional sensory resources, and improved ICT within the classroom setting
6. 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
7. 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

Pupil in swimming pool with bouncy ball

8.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
9. Extend our school council to meet with other school councils and share activities, such as performances
10. Develop Post 16 provision to include work experience
11. To increase the opportunities for trips to include: horse riding, cycling and football
12. To upgrade our indoor and outdoor play equipment
13. To further enhance our family support service by developing the role of our trained befrienders, portage and parent partnership
14. To ensure we continue to develop our links to external agencies including LEAs, universities, workplaces and other schools