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The Corsham School, Wiltshire

VisionWorks has made a significant contribution to The Corsham School’s outstanding value added measures. We are in the top 3% nationally and VisionWorks has helped by fostering independent learning and encouraging students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
Martin Williams, Head Teacher

VisionWorks has been trialled at The Corsham School since 2002. One of several initiatives to raise standards of pupil welfare and academic performance, VisionWorks is recognised as a vital element in its success. Students have received one 20-minute VisionWorks session per week.

Results show:

  • A 35% reduction in reported incidents of bad behaviour
  • A shift towards more profound and personalised learning
  • SSAT’s ‘Individual School Award for Creativity and Enterprise 2006’
  • Membership of SSAT’s Value Added Club
  • Has provided positive evidence for the SEF

2007 GCSE exam results for Year 12 students, the first group exposed to VisionWorks throughout their time at the School, indicate a significant plus in the CVA (Contextual Value-Added) score for KS2 to KS4. This was 1010.3, putting The Corsham School in the top 25% of schools nationally.

In March 2009 The Corsham School was rated outstanding by Ofsted. The school was given Grade 1 for Personal development and wellbeing. The report tells us “Students are open, friendly, welcoming to visitors and excellent ambassadors for their school. They develop exceedingly well spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, as exhibited by their thoughtful responses in discussions and their considerate attitudes towards each other and adults. Racial intolerance and bullying are rare. ”

Student evaluations indicate that VisionWorks effectively engages them in reflecting on their feelings and developing their ability to handle stressful and difficult social issues. 95% of Year 7 students think that VisionWorks helps them make friends and helps them recognise and deal with their feelings.


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