About Frank Wise School
Frank Wise is a special school for children and young adults aged between 2 and 19. It is a school that prides itself on delivering excellence in a caring, sensitive and dynamic environment centred around the needs of the individual child. Underpinning this are our Aims and Values which can be downloaded below.
The school’s curriculum, the calibre and qualities of its staff and the school’s willingness to share with parents any aspect of their child’s education are at the heart of its success. As an outward facing school we continually seek to develop strong partnerships and are instrumental in the running of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance.
View our Aims and Values
Here you will find a copy of the Frank Wise School Curriculum Framework. This document reflects our philosophy and aims, as well as describing our very specialised approach, including how teaching programmes are planned and carried out to meet the individual needs of every child within the school.
We have not only detailed the content of our curriculum but have also attempted to define the context within which it operates. However, it must be emphasised that our curriculum is constantly changing, responding to new needs and reflecting our developing knowledge and experience.
At Frank Wise School we believe that it is essential that the achievements of our pupils are celebrated with as wide an audience as possible and as such we use a system of Records of Achievement to showcase the achievements of all of our pupils.
This includes photographs and video footage distributed throughout the year and as an end of year summary. As well as highlighting individual achievements, we also celebrate whole class achievements and experiences such as involvement in school productions or going on day trips and residential visits.
For externally verified qualifications, the school currently uses the AQA Unit Award Scheme to accredit the achievements of all students within Key Stage 4.
Within Post-16 we use the City and Guilds programmes focussing on personal progress, personal and social development and employment.
Here you will find a copy of the school’s careers program and the careers education and post school guidance policy. ‘The World of Work’ is part of the curriculum that is taught to all students as they move through the school. This is via classroom based learning, work place visits, work placements, development of skills for independence and visits into school by local employers. Independent advice and guidance is available for every young person and their family throughout their time at the school.
Pupils take part in a range of timely activities presented according to their individual needs. This ensures that they are well informed and able to play an active part in determining their future pathways post school. Download the Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) policy and the Frank Wise School Careers Programme, in order to discover more about what we offer and how its impact is evaluated.