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A success story at Rise Academy

Kaycee, 16, came to Rise Academy at the end of Year 9 in the Summer term of 2016. Kaycee struggled in mainstream with large groups and building. She was very withdrawn when she first started and it took a while for her to develop trust in staff and make some positive relationships with students.

After a Year at Rise Kaycee sat her GCSE Maths, English, English Literature and Statistics exams a year early, at the end of Year 10. In Year 11, Kaycee went from strength to strength and became a fantastic role model for younger students. She excelled herself at Fire and Rescue and sat her GCSE's courses again to further improve her grades. She begun travelling to school on her own, walking or getting on the bus; things which were completely unmanageable for her before.

Towards the end of the year, Kaycee showed an interest in getting a part-time job and wanted to gain some skills and experience in the retail industry. Rise reached out to the Work Insight project and Kaycee gained some experience working at The Entertainer in St Stephens Shopping Centre, 1 day per week.  It was a perfect placement as Kaycee loves toys and all things gaming. Working at The Entertainer has given Kaycee so much confidence and we have seen her grow in maturity, self esteem and determination since working there. The manager of The Entertainer has said Kaycee is an asset to the team and the staff and customers LOVE her!

Kaycee now has a place at St.Marys Sixth Form from September and is hoping to study Media, Sport, Law and Maths. She is looking forward to joining sports teams and making new friends.  It is amazing the amount of progress Kaycee has made both in terms of her academic achievements and overall confidence and independence skills. Kaycee is such an asset to Rise Academy and we are so proud of what she has achieved.

Special Education needs and Disabilities (SEND) Written Statement of Action (WSOA)

Between 9 th October and 13 th October 2017, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Kingston upon Hull to judge the effectiveness of the work Hull City Council and NHS Hull CCG had undertaken to implement the special educational needs reforms set out within the Children and Families Act 2014.

The effectiveness of local services was assessed. The inspectors looked at how information about SEND in the city is being used to make improvements and inform future plans and to what extent those plans were being co-produced in partnership with young people and their families.

The inspection team found examples of good practice in Hull but also highlighted key areas for improvement. A Written Statement of Action has been agreed which sets out how Hull City Council and Hull CCG will tackle the areas for improvement.  

View the Written Statement of Action here.

View the inspection report here

Leaflet for families on inspections here


19 June 2018

Adapted sports success supported by IPaSS

Last autumn IPaSS was awarded a grant from Active Humber to buy adapted sports equipment that could be loaned to Hull schools to increase the participation of pupils with physical and sensory difficulties. Over this academic year 8 schools have received loans of adapted sports equipment, including Boccia, New Age Kurling and Table Cricket. This has led to a significant increase in participation, with the Stockwell Primary Academy Boccia Club being particularly popular, and to some regional sporting success by pupils on the IPaSS caseload.

Sirius Academy West with a mixed age team won the regional Table Cricket competition held at Driffield School. A great achievement especially considering the team had only been playing for a few weeks and this was their first competition!

The team then travelled to Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds to play other northern regional winners with the chance of reaching the national finals held at Lords Cricket Ground in London later this summer. Unfortunately, after another fantastic experience, they didn’t quite manage to reach Lords but are keen to have another go next year!

Archbishop Sentamu Academy won the Hull Active Schools New Age Kurling competition after entering for the first time. The mixed age team had only been playing for a few weeks but managed to beat a number of more experienced schools to win the trophy. 


    Joint local area SEND inspection Kingston upon Hull - Ofsted 2017  

    Transition review 2017 information

    More changing places for Hull.

    James voting story

    Healthwatch Newsletter April 2017

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