In the last few weeks the school has been graded as Good in all areas by regulator Ofsted, welcomed a new headteacher and has seen a project to extend the building completed!
Our Olsen House School, in Sefton, supports children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and also has a specialist provision for those with an autism spectrum condition.
In the last few weeks the school has been graded as Good in all areas by regulator Ofsted, welcomed a new headteacher and has seen a project to extend the building completed.
New Headteacher Mick Simpson has worked with children and young people with additional needs across the Merseyside area throughout his career, including leading one of his previous provisions to two outstanding gradings from regulator Ofsted. He was also named as former Science Teacher of the Year in the national Pearson Awards.
Mick was at the forefront of establishing a sanction-free environment in his previous school which is now the subject of a book about to be published by Bloomsbury which he has co-authored called “A School With No Sanctions – A New Approach to Behaviour Management”.
Mick said: “This is an exciting time to join Olsen House with our new Ofsted report and our new extension which helps us create more space for our children and young people and the staff supporting them,
“The Good rating in all areas from the regulator gives us a good solid foundation to build upon. I’m very much looking forward to working alongside the established team here at Olsen to build on those strong foundations we already have to create the very best environment for our children and young people.”
In the school’s recent inspection inspectors found that the school has created an ambitious curriculum to help them to succeed in further education, employment and training. The school aims, inspectors said, for children and young people to be able to pursue their interests and become resilient and productive members of the community.
Olsen House School has recently completed a large extension project which provides it with a brand new kitchen and dining room and improved facilities and space to help the school support up to 15 more children and young people.