Clydeview School and Nursery

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Clydeview is an interdenominational school which caters for pupils aged five to twelve years with a wide range of additional support needs. There is also a pre-school assessment class for three to five year olds. The school has a high level of expertise in making provision for and assessing pupils with diverse needs. Clydeview School provides everyone who enters it with a warm and welcoming environment and the opportunity to be part of the school community. The school is located in North Motherwell and shares a campus with St. Bernadette's Primary School.

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Pupils are valued as individuals with emotional, physical, social, educational and environmental needs.  The school role comprises of pupils from all areas of North Lanarkshire and for the session 2010 - 2011, the role is 24 pupils.  The nursery assessment class has a role of 18 pupils for session 2010 - 2011 with each child being assigned up to five two and a half hour sessions per week.  Pupils are transported to school and nursery by Local Authority buses or taxi.

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Clydeview School and Nursery occupy the former infant wing of St. Bernadette's school and has its own separate entrance and car park. The school has two sensory gardens, a rubber crumbed play area and large, flat playing surface. Clydeview has its own minibus which is utilised to support pupils to access the wider community.

The management team within the school comprises of a Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher and a Principal Teacher. Each class has a team comprising of a Class Teacher, an Instructor and several Additional Support Needs Assistants. In addition to the core staff, visiting specialists provide weekly sessions of Music, Drama and PE for pupils. The school also has a Speech and Language Therapist on site three days a week who provides therapy sessions for pupils on a group and individual basis. Clydeview is proud of the strong partnerships it has fostered with a range of specialist services including Educational Psychology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health Team and Sensory Impairment Services. There is also a significant input provided by the School Nurse and Medical Officer which is of great value. Everyone works as a team to provide for each pupil as an individual in an environment that is relaxed and encouraging.

Clydeview School and Nursery take a holistic approach to each child as an individual and as such take great care to provide each pupil with an Additional Support Plan which focuses on pupils individual strengths and needs.

In Clydeview, we recognise that the needs of the individuals we teach are diverse and that as such, we need to provide an environment in which the approaches, activities and experiences are diverse. We strive to do this by accessing North Lanarkshire's Birth to Three curriculum, A Curriculum for Excellence and the elaborated 5 - 14 curriculum. From these curriculums, we seek to develop and enhance pupil's individual learning in the areas of:

  • Literacy and English
  • Numeracy
  • Technology
  • Enterprise
  • Expressive Arts
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Studies
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Sciences

Being co-located with St. Bernadette's Primary School provides pupils at Clydeview School with unique and invaluable opportunities for inclusion with their peers at mainstream school. The inclusion events include joint performances in concerts and a joint enterprise coffee morning.

The partnership between the school and its local community is well established and productive. The school welcomes community representatives to enhance and enrich learning in specific aspects of the curriculum. Pupils and staff make well planned, regular use of local community resources and the school is well supported by local community groups and businesses.

Clydeview fosters positive relationships with parents, carers and extended family by having an open door policy, regular coffee mornings, monthly newsletters, information evenings and bi-annual meetings. New-entrants and their parents are invited along to visit the school, take a tour, meet with and talk to staff and are given a comprehensive information session. Parents of new entrants are also invited along to the coffee mornings to meet with the parents of existing pupils. The school has a very supportive Parent Council who generously provide each pupil with a PE kit and new entrants to school or nursery with the relevant polo shirt and jumper.

Clydeview School and Nursery aim to:

  • Provide a broad, balanced, appropriate and challenging curriculum which meets the needs of every child while enabling them to reach their full potential
  • Create a safe and caring environment where mutual respect, trust and confidence are embedded within the ethos of the school
  • Provide opportunities for social, functional and locational inclusion and foster positive attitudes within the wider community
  • Provide a well resourced, stimulating learning and teaching environment for all
  • Through a positive ethos, foster and maintain collaborative working partnership amongst staff, parents, other professionals and the wider community
  • Foster a positive and challenging attitude within the school which acknowledges achievements and celebrates success for all
  • Promote life long positive attitudes which further develop Health and Wellbeing of staff, pupils and parents through all regional and national guidelines

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