Riverside School

Riverside School

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School Awards

NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY (NAS) CERTIFICATE OF QUALITY AUTISM PROVISION - 2020

Gaining this prestigious status entailed a rigorous year-long scrutiny of the school’s provision for students with autism, (currently 66% of the school’s population).

  • ‘All autistic students are treated with dignity, status and respect and are provided with meaningful positive feedback to boost confidence and self-esteem, staff know the students well and support students who struggle with constructive feedback’.
  • ‘The school has access to a wide range of communication methods, and approaches, which are adapted to the needs and ability of each child and have made a real difference in giving students opportunities and a purpose to communicate and socially interact’.
    • ‘Evidence of student achievements is recorded on SOLAR routinely. This learning is then reviewed weekly in the class meetings. Termly team progress meetings with the team leader and class teacher review the progress and plan possible interventions’.
       
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      SCHOOL GAMES GOLD MARK, 2021/22
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      .The School Games Mark is the sports award that recognises school engagement (provision and uptake) in school games against a national benchmark regarding keeping young people active.
      Schools have to demonstrate:
      -    how they maintain and grow school engagement in school games and at least 60 minutes for each young person weekly.
      -   how they create positive experiences to ensure physical activity and competition reflect motivation, competence and confidence with clear intent.
      -    that they have a clear focus on how secondary schools are engaging in school games.
      -    how they develop a positive character outlook for young people.
      -   how school games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of young people including engaging and educating their parent.

ARTSMARK SILVER AWARD, (ACCREDITED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND), 2018

 Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by the Arts Council England. As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision whatever the starting point. It provides schools with access to enviable networks of leading cultural organisations that will enable them to use the arts to engage and develop happy, self-expressed and confident young people and inspire teachers.


 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION, 3rd MILLENNIUM AWARD, 2016

The NAACE award recognises the school’s outstanding use of technology to support teaching, learning and administration. Schools accredited with this award are required to demonstrate a commitment to using technology effectively to continually improve students’ learning. (Riverside was the first special school in London to receive this award).


 

OUTSTANDING SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL / EXCELLENCE IN CYCLING, 2016

 In recognition of the school’s exceptional achievements in the STARS scheme, Riverside has received the Gold STARS accreditation level 2016. The accreditation takes particular note of the school’s independent travel training and cycling initiatives.


INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD, 2016

The school holds the International Schools award. This award acknowledges the high quality of the school’s many successful joint projects linked to our embedding an international dimension throughout the school’s curriculum, designed to engender a greater understanding on the part of the student and staff community of what it means to be a global citizen. The projects include mutual staff study trips to to special schools in West Africa and Europe.