Welcome from the Headteacher
I’m Jo Summers and I am very proud to be the Headteacher here at Jubilee School.
I have been in education for 30 years, starting my career as a Design & Technology / Food Studies teacher. Ten years ago I found my passion working in special education. I thoroughly enjoy my role at the school and working with such committed and enthusiastic staff who put the needs of the students above all else.
Here at Jubilee School our aim is to provide all students with the best possible outcomes in preparation for lifelong learning. We believe it is important that students acquire skills, knowledge and confidence that can be applied to all future learning experiences, including social, physical and spiritual development. We endeavour to raise aspirations and expectations for all students, by working in partnership with students, parents/carers and outside agencies.
- A safe, happy place for all our studentss with a secure learning environment where students’ needs are met, stretched and supported.
- Personalised learning for all where students are encouraged to develop resilience, confidence, and responsibility.
- Everyone is equal and valued and all achievements are celebrated.
Students leave us believing they have a role to play in society.
I’m Jess Wrigley the Deputy Headteacher at Jubilee School.
I started teaching in 2001 in a mainstream primary school in a deprived part of Southampton. This is where my love of teaching those who find learning challenging began. From there, I moved to work in a non-maintained school where a large percentage of the children were in either residential or foster care. After 8 years there, I had a thorough understanding of the care system and the relationship between care and education and moved to work in a secure children’s home. Nearly all the students placed there were in care and presented with a much wider range of challenges and issues.
I’ve been deputy head at Jubilee since September 2021 and love my job. I’m one of those lucky people who genuinely looks forward to coming to work on a Monday morning. Each student at Jubilee is unique and teaches me something every day. Building relationships is the strongest foundation for working with vulnerable students; previously school has been a negative experience for them and it’s our job to help them see that not all schools, not all teachers are the same. I enjoy the challenges that arise every day and it’s impossible to get bored or run out of things to do when you work at Jubilee.
I am Candy Affleck, Assistant Headteacher at Jubilee School.
I have been 20 years’ experience teaching in a variety of settings, which also includes various management leads. I have recently been selected as a member of the Royal Society of biology and am a charted science teacher for my contributions to teaching and research.
Since joining Jubilee School, I have been involved in refurbishing the science room into a fully functioning laboratory and have introduced science for all across the whole school. This has led to accredited qualifications that are tailored tour pupils with the lessons being of a practical nature and students learning through enquiry.
I am Jonathan Satherley, Assistant Headteacher at Jubilee School. I have over 25 years’ experience of supporting people with complex and emotional needs through a variety of settings of both residential and educational. This experience has given me an understanding of the importance of building self-worth and confidence whilst building positive and supportive relationships.
I previously worked at Jubilee School as the SENCo and quickly discovered the wonderful safe and encouraging environment Jubilee provides its students and staff. I am now looking forward to new challenges and exciting developments working as Assistant Headteacher, building on the amazing work and practices already in place and the new ventures and opportunities in the future.
We are thrilled to share a remarkable achievement within our English department at Jubilee School – a 100 per cent pass rate for all KS4 students who recently completed their English exams during the summer term of ’23. This accomplishment stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality education and nurturing a profound appreciation for the English language. Recognising the diverse needs and abilities of our students, we offer a spectrum of English qualifications. This includes Entry Level, Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2, as well as GCSE English Language and Literature. This approach ensures that every learner has the opportunity to thrive and progress at his or her own pace.
Our journey in English education starts early, building upon the phonics skills acquired during Key Stage 2 (KS2). We tailor our plans and teaching methods to cater to the unique requirements of each student, establishing a strong foundation in language and literacy. KS2 students are revisiting texts to enhance their reading comprehension skills. Simultaneously, they are refining their writing capabilities by expanding their vocabulary. Our Year 8 and 9 students are engrossed in the worlds of “Wonder” and “Ghost Boys,” respectively. Year 10 are delving into exam specifications, acquainting themselves with the expectations of Year 11 exams, and Year 11 are revisiting their analytical skills, concentrating on the use of imagery, such as personification and extended metaphors. To support any student in any year group who finds reading difficult; these students are referred to The Haven for 1:1 tuition supported by the RWI or Fresh Start programme.
Dedicated to nurturing a love for reading, Jubilee continues to provide “Drop Everything and Read” (DEAR) sessions, encouraging students to explore books that ignite their imaginations. Additionally, we are embarking on an Accelerated Reader journey, empowering students to select books that align with their abilities and support their learning across various subjects. We thoughtfully select texts that match the abilities, needs, and interests of our students. This not only enhances their reading comprehension but also instils a genuine passion for reading. We also provide 10 minutes every day to read what they want, including magazines, blogs, and articles.
At Jubilee school, we use the Read, Write Inc and Fresh start programmes to support our students with their phonics and reading abilities. The programme is accessible to all our students regardless of age and ability and is carefully differentiated to meet their need and address any gaps in their reading abilities so that they can more readily access the wider curriculum. Students that require further intervention will be invited to ‘the Haven’: A safe space where students will engage with fun and engaging activities to bolster their confidence and improve their skills. All our staff are trained in Read, Write, Inc and supported by the Haven lead, so students reading, and phonetic skills can be effectively supported and developed across the curriculum.
At Jubilee we follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics.
In the Summer 2023 there was a 100% pass rate for the Level 1 and Level 2 Functional skills accredited qualification for Year 10 and 11 that took the examination.
In KS2 and KS3 Mathematics is taught to the students by their tutors with the upper KS3 and KS4 being taught by teachers with experience of teaching Mathematics to that level.
In KS3 the classes this term is learning about data and how to demonstrate their data graphically. This is working alongside the Science department where they are also learning about scientific enquiry and making their data precise and accurate.
In KS4 the students are continuing to follow the National Curriculum in a personalised curriculum to achieve their individual qualifications at the end of the academic Year.
Science at Jubilee is very successful with over 70% of the students saying they enjoy science extremely, and 20% saying that they enjoy it a lot. Science is taught predominantly through scientific enquiry and practical investigations, most of the students at Jubilee enjoy the practical aspect of the Subject. We have been on several science trips including to Winchester Science Centre and the top of the Spinnaker tower, as a prize for designing and building the best Spinnaker tower out of paper straws!
Accreditation in science is very good at Jubilee with 100% of the students completing and gaining a qualification in science over the last 3 years.
Jubilee is very fortunate to have a Chartered Science teacher and a newly refurbished Science laboratory fully equipped to teach the practical aspects of the 3 separate GCSE Sciences. There is the offer of portfolio based accredited Science qualifications for students that are reluctant to complete exam-based qualifications. As Jubilee is a through school, even primary students can use the Science resources and laboratory, which is an opportunity they would not always have in other school settings.
This term we are continuing the KS4 accreditations and completing a biology topic of Health and Healthy lifestyles. In KS3 we are completing topics on the planets and Solar System and Speed and what affects speed. Year 7 are learning about safety in the laboratory and biological cells. In primary the students are learning about electricity and the planets and why we have day and night, they will also be making sundials!
Lower Key Stage 2 students will be exploring mountains and rivers starting with developing a basic understanding of what they are and how they form. Students will go on a journey around the globe looking at different famous and local mountains and rivers. Students will get creative and create an image of a mountain identifying the key features through a medium of their choice. Students will have an opportunity to explore a local river to relate what they have learnt at school to a real-life example whilst having the chance to make a model of a river using a range of materials.
Upper Key Stage 2 have a humanities theme of people and places where they will be comparing the UK, Mexico, and Brazil in relation to a range of geographical concepts such as religion, topography, culture, and population. They explore cultural similarities and differences between the two countries, creating their own top trumps cards to consolidate their learning. The intended outcome for this topic is for students to have developed a broader understanding of the world and how countries located in very different parts of the world can have similarities despite some significant differences.
In Key Stage 3, students will be exploring and understanding concepts to do with preparing for disasters. Students will be looking, in depth, at how the earth is formed and how this leads to certain natural disasters. The students will then have the opportunity to learn about specific examples of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and tornadoes; they will learn about the causes of these events and where they are more likely to occur before suggesting and discovering how to prepare for them successfully. The intended outcome for students is to have developed an understanding of how natural disasters occur and to have acquired survival skills and knowledge in the event of a natural disaster.
KS4 we are starting our GSCE learning. As such we are looking in depth at the reign of the last Tsar, the situation that he inherited, the causes of the revolution from before the reign to after. How WW1 took part and led to the end of tsarist Russia including the assentation of the Tsar. During this time students will be given opportunities to use and improve their research skills, their ability to identify important information from sources, how to use and engage with sources correctly, Students will also be improving their use of diagrams to better explain their arguments. improve in the use of historical language and engage in debate for better understanding of the historical context.
Jubilee provides a good physical education curriculum and inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically activities. It provides opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, and opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. We include swimming in PE lessons which empowers the students to gain experience in the water and learn a life skill at the same time.
Over the last year we have been on school trips including a trip to watch Portsmouth FC play in their final league game of the season which they all enjoyed, we are hoping to be able to do this again in the future. Jubilee was fortunate enough to have a visit from a wrestler called Chris who came into the school and ran a few sessions showing the Children how to perform different wrestling moves whilst also proving each with a signed poster. Jubilee has a school football team which will hopefully be running again this year where the school plays against other local schools. Overall, the PE at Jubilee is successful and inclusive to all.
Jubilee School places a significant emphasis on art as a subject because we believe that a creative approach plays a pivotal role in nurturing creativity, self-expression, and engaging students in their learning. Art encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to communicate ideas visually. Moreover, it fosters an appreciation for diversity and different perspectives, helping students become more empathetic and culturally aware individuals. By teaching art, we empower our students to explore their unique talents while also enriching their educational experience with the joy that art brings to their lives.
This term, KS2 students will be working on the topic of mythical beasts and monsters, with the aim of creating their own mythical beast through a range of mediums. Our KS3 students will be developing their artistic skills and abilities through the theme of pop-culture. Our KS4 students continue to develop their artistic and analytical skills, some aiming to achieve an art GCSE by the end of their time with us.
Here at Jubilee School, we offer all students the opportunity to learn to cook, learn about the importance of a healthy diet and what foods are good for us. Students are able to make a range of dishes covering a range of dietary needs, from dairy free to vegan. We explore the Eatwell Guide and look at different foods that fall into the categories. How to check if food is cooked, foods from other countries and different cooking methods.
Baking is very popular with students and every Friday afternoon baking is available as part of Friday Clubs. Students can make cupcakes, cookies, churros and have even made choux pastry.
Students at Jubilee have the opportunity to learn about all of the aspects of popular music and are encouraged to develop their musical skills and knowledge alongside their studies at Jubilee School.
Students have the opportunity to explore music production, performance and sound design for film. Ensuring that all students have access to music is a core value of the school and is delivered with a therapeutic approach to allow students to engage at their own pace where they can feel included in the creative process of learning about music.
Information Communication Technology
ICT is taught from a creative and therapeutic approach that allows students to develop their functional skills and gain an understanding of the role of ICT in modern society. Students are taught to develop a greater understanding of how to use the internet safely and responsibly and carry these traits into further as part our British Values that are reflected in the core school values of respect, empower, and achieve.
Students have the opportunity to create and develop their own games using various coding languages and software and are encouraged to explore the creative possibilities within each class.
Full List of Staffing
Jo Summers (Head Teacher)
Jesscia Wrigley (Deputy Head Teacher)
Candy Affleck (Assistant Head Teacher / Head Science and Maths)
Jonathan Satherley (Assistant Head Teacher)
Kate Huxley / Charlotte Cunningham (SENCo)
Jane Robinson (Primary Lead)
Barbara Adjei-Mensah (Teacher)
Carl Franklin (Teacher – Music / IT)
Charlotte Cunningham (Teacher / SENCo)
Freddie Muir (Teacher – Humanities)
Jack Theobald (Teacher Art / Phonics)
Josh Day (Teacher – History)
June Burchell (Teacher – PSHE)
Samantha Vidler (Teacher – English)
Shane Davis (Teacher – DT)
David Burgess (Teaching Assistant)
Emily Hughes (Teaching Assistant)
Emma Roberts (Teaching Assistant)
Emma Elliott (Teaching Assistant)
Grace McCafferty (Teaching Assistant)
Grant Hunter (Teaching Assistant – Sports Co-ordinator)
Hannah Pepper (Teaching Assistant)
Laura Hart (Teaching Assistant)
Monique Speakman (Teaching Assistant)
Michelle Acres (Teaching Assistant)
Sally Farrow (Teaching Assistant)
Shannon Tebbutt (Teaching Assistant)
Shelley Rumens (Teaching Assistant)
Tia Hopes (Teaching Assistant)
Michelle Lambird (Teaching Assistant)
Aneta Clarke (Teaching Assistant)
Daniel Gamblin (Pastoral Practitioner)
Joel Clements (Pastoral Practitioner)
Ian Hurt (Pastoral Practitioner)
Kerry Ainsley (Pastoral Practitioner)
Lolene Elkington (Pastoral Practitioner)
Kate Kendall (School Business Manager)
Samantha Dance (Administrator)
Carolyn Vass (Administrator)
Paul West (Maintenance)
Claire Oldrieve (Cook)
Louise Williams (Clinical Lead)
Katie Weaden (Clinical Lead)
Elizabeth Wilson (Psychotherapist)
Anita Bogdanska (Therapist)
Kirstin Tearle (Therapy Assistant)
Issie Rutter (Therapy Assistant)