The Rise School

The Rise School was opened in September 2014 under the government’s free school programme by the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust, with the core purpose of preparing pupils for the next stages in their lives and for success beyond school.

It places equal priority on academic and social outcomes, with pupils gaining both the qualifications and the skill-set to successfully access further education or employment and to be full and active participants in society.

The Rise School is registered for pupils with autism aged 4-18 years and, at full capacity, has 130 pupils in primary, secondary and Sixth Form. The Rise School Sixth Form opened at West Thames College in September 2019.

School-to-school support

The Rise School, in partnership with HEP, is very eager to share its expertise with colleagues across the borough. Training on offer includes:

  • Supporting pupils to self-regulate - A range of strategies
  • Supporting pupils to self-regulate - Zones of regulation
  • A whole school approach to wellbeing
  • Effective in class support for Teaching Assistants -  how do we avoid learned helplessness and increase independence
  • Turning challenging behaviour into teaching moments  - and the visual tools to do this
  • Scaffolding to the top - how do you help children with SEND access ambitious content in English
  • An introduction to good practice in Autism
  • High ambition, high support: the role in staggering qualification pathways in accessing GCSEs
  • The Iceberg Model – The WHY underneath behaviour that challenges
  • Going beyond the functions of behaviour to the underlying reasons - trauma and attachment training
  • Curriculum and Assessment (Non-SEND specific)
    • Building a Research-Informed Approach to Curriculum and Assessment, and bringing your staff with you
    • The role of assessment in delivering your 'curriculum as a progress model'
    • Designing robust assessments
Key contacts  (Acting PA to Helen Ralston) (Head of The Rise School)

What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

Contact us

The success of the Hounslow Education Partnership depends, in part, on good communication so please do get in touch to give us your feedback or about anything else you would like to discuss.


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