Charlton Park Academy, an extremely successful, oversubscribed secondary special academy within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, has fully adopted the unique multimedia advocacy approach developed by Rix Research & Media. The School uses Rix Wikis for all 240 of its pupils and this year’s Ofsted Residential Inspection Report has highlighted how the use of Wikis has enabled very effective person-centred planning.
The Ofsted report for Charlton Park Academy confirmed that:
“Residential care plans now include an explanation of how staff are to engage and ensure that they plan care to include students and that plans are as accessible as possible. The school has exceeded this suggestion in the development of safe online individual forums, called ‘wikis’, for sharing plans and achievements. These student-led and created websites have enabled grandparents living overseas to also share in the celebrations of residential students’ progress. This technology and empowering process gives control of plans to residential students and means that students can define their own identity, hopes and aspirations.”
Earlier this year, Kathryn Stowell, Head of Outreach and AAC at Charlton Park Academy, held a live webinar to share her experience of using Rix Wikis within a school environment. You can see the webinar here
Rix Wikis have now been adopted by around ten Local Authorities and over 100 schools and organisations in the UK, EU, US and Australia to embed person-centred approaches. These services and organisations are actively working with Rix Wikis to support individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to live the lives that they want to lead.