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Fordway is a Short Stay School (Pupil Referral Unit) which caters for pupils who are finding it difficult to manage well in a mainstream setting. Fordway aims to support and work with pupils’ individual needs and improve behaviours for learning with the intention of returning them to a mainstream setting, where appropriate.
Fordway Centre supports the primary sector in both the North East and North West Surrey. We support pupils between the age of 5 - 11, Year 1 to Year 6. Fordway admits pupils who have been referred to them from the local authority following a permanent exclusion or from primary schools for an intervention programme (pupils at risk of permanent exclusion). All referrals for intervention are discussed at a panel meeting involving representatives from the local authority and Fordway.
Fordway offers a calm and supportive environment where pupils can develop appropriate behaviours and re-engage positively with their education. Our behaviour policy incorporates a highly visual and motivating rewards system and clear and consistent expectations for behaviour. We offer a high ratio of highly skilled adults to pupils and small (up to 8 pupils) focused classes.
Fordway offers broad cross curricula, topic themed, lessons to motivate and engage learners. Teachers and Teaching assistants create stimulating lessons supporting the pupils’ individual learning needs. Fordway maintains high expectations for academic progress.
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Some comments from our parents:
‘Our son has made so much progress since being at the Fordway Centre. His behaviour is 100% better along with his learning and achieving is also 100% better. He is such a happy little boy, in fact the happiest he has ever been. His anxiety has improved. He would never read or write and is doing everything that he needs to do to learn. We couldn’t be happier with how the school has been with our son.’ March 2019
‘Fordway has been excellent for our son. All staff have taken the time to get to know and understand him, also provide him the support he needs for his learning. He is much happier at home and his self-esteem is much improved.’ March 2019
For more questionnaire results and comments, look in our 'pupils outcomes' under the information tab