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Highfurlong School is a state of the art, purpose built school located in the North of Blackpool. Our pupils come from Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde and in some cases further afield to access the special education provision that we offer.
We deliver outstanding education and care to children with a wide range of physical, medical and neurological conditions and associated learning difficulties aged between 2 and 19 years. These include physical disabilities; profound and multiple learning difficulties (including multi-sensory impairment and visual/hearing impairment); speech, language and communication difficulties; moderate learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.
All our pupils are working at below national expectations on entry to the school. They are encouraged and supported to develop their personal skills to enable them to achieve at the highest possible level and therefore ‘be the very best’ that they can be in all aspects of their lives.
We set very high standards in all areas and are not afraid to move forward to ensure that all our learners are successful. Our school curriculum is delivered through the National Curriculum, differentiated and personalised, to meet the needs of every pupil. There is a very strong focus on the quality of teaching and learning supported by very good and frequently outstanding teaching. At Highfurlong we work very hard to ensure that all our students make very good progress and reach their full cognitive potential through excellent assessment.
There are also substantial work related learning and enterprise activities leading onto external accreditation. This is supported by outstanding Personal, Social and Health Education and Information, Advice and Guidance provision.
In addition to having a resident Health Care Assistant and/or Nurse on site, we have regular input from the following specialists: Doctors for clinics, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Social Workers. We also work closely with the Education Welfare Service and Children with Disabilities Team and have an in house transition worker.
Our aim is to continually develop innovative staff, strong teams and an organisation that continually strives to achieve the highest standards.
We have high aspirations, high expectations and a very successful school that continually adapts to change and moves forward to ensure that all our learners have the very best opportunities. This is driven by highly effective partnerships with the public, private and charity sector.
In summary, as an outstanding school, we are not afraid to move forward. Our culture and ethos is one of continual improvement and high aspiration – ‘to be the best we can be’ in every aspect of our work. Highfurlong sets itself apart by continuing to develop and deliver the very best provision with a wide range of innovative processes.
Working together as a team we believe with the ‘child at the heart’ of everything we continue to deliver outstanding achievements. We ‘Inspire, Challenge, Believe’ and
with our ‘can do’ attitude we succeed.
‘We can, We will, We do