Jack Petchey


Jack Petchey Winners Autumn 2019

‘S’ is a happy girl with a great sense of humour. She has been interacting more with adults and also engaging in activities that she may find difficult.

‘S’ is becoming more responsive with her communication and her use of switches to communicate at appropriate times throughout the day.


‘B’ has been an incredible role model in class and he is our proactive school council representative. He enters the classroom every morning with a smile on his face and is keen to talk to everyone about his news. He works really hard on all activities he tackles and takes pride in his work. ‘B’ is a pleasure to have in the class and has overcome a variety of medical issues with bravery and determination.


Jack Petchy Winners Summer 2018

M has had a difficult year, she has had periods of ill health, however when she is in school she is a happy girl who loves interacting with others. She always accepts help to explore a new toy or activity responding with a look or smile. M has a great sense of humor and loves to have a joke with staff and her peers. Despite the challenges M faces she is a great example to others and a warm and caring member of our school community.

Over the last year A has become more relaxed and interactive with both the staff and her peers. She shows empathy and encouragement to her friends and will reach out to others to initiate contact and befriend peers younger than herself. A loves to use her communication aid to share her favourite songs with her friends.

Jack Petchey Winners Spring 2018

K has made amazing progress this year. Last year K found transition extremely difficult, however this year she will get on and off her bus, travel around school with a motivator and has left the school to attend the cinema and the gym.

Previously K was only able to concentrate for small periods of time but now she will work for up to 20 minutes with adult support and is beginning to copy basic signs including waving to friends and signing thank you.

Some of the comments made by other staff, include: 'It's wonderful to see K joining us for assembly', 'she is like a different child this year', 'She is so happy'.

K is a happy child whose smile makes others smile around her. She is a pleasure to teach and to watch grow and develop.

U has been very caring towards his peers. He demonstrates empathy towards others and is always smiling. U has also worked really well during lessons; he is keen to help staff and peers.

Jack Petchy Winners Autumn 2017

L has been very caring towards her peers. She also demonstrates empathy towards individuals that maybe upset or in distress. L will also make staff aware of the needs of her peers.


D helps new members to the school feel very welcome. He always follows class rules and will take the time to help others. He includes everyone and every day is making academic progress, with support from his family. It has been wonderful to hear other staff say that D confidence's has grown tremendously this year, as he will now stand up in class, confidently and clearly ask questions and deliver messages to visitors and other members of staff.