Growth through personal
& social
learning.

Welcome


A very warm welcome from Principal Nick White

We are a warm, welcoming, inclusive day and residential school. We cater for 7-19 year old students with a wide range of special educational needs. We have particular strengths in meeting speech language and communication needs allied to moderate to severe learning difficulties and autistic traits. Our students have a range of educational and/or medical diagnoses.

Many parents first hear about us from friends and colleagues, who suggest that they “come and take a look”. Often, that first visit is what convinces them that we have the qualities, attitude and detailed provision they seek for their child.

Our Offer


We offer a curriculum based on the needs of our students, which takes account of the requirements of the National Curriculum, and which is highly modified and adapted to meet their needs. Our own version of the “three Rs” states that learning should be Relevant, Realistic and Rewarding. As a consequence, we do not describe learning and teaching in terms of traditional school subjects.

Core Values
Curriculum Model
Residential Care

Holistic Approach


Our approach is to fully integrate therapies into the curriculum. We have chosen our therapists carefully and they are integral and valued members of our team. Our speech and language team is directly employed by the school and our Occupational Therapist, physio and art and play psychotherapists are directly commissioned by us to work with all those students who need their specialised input.

Forest School
Speech, Language & Communication
Music Therapy
Medical Needs
Behaviour Management
Food & Nutrition
Performing & Creative Arts
Psychotherapy
Physiotherapy
Occupational Therapy

Parent Zone


Welcome to the Parent Zone. Below you will find our school calendar, key dates, Admission Policies, details about Uniform, school prospectus and contact details.

Newsletter - Spring 2017

Newsletter - Summer 2017

Term dates 2017-18

Term dates 2018-19

Calendar

Key Dates
  • Sun 22 Oct
  • Mon 23 Oct
  • Tue 24 Oct
  • Wed 25 Oct
  • Thu 26 Oct
  • Fri 27 Oct
  • Sat 28 Oct
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  • January 2017
  • 3rd - Spring Term Begins
  • February 2017
  • 10th - Break for Half Term
  • 20th - Staff Inset Day
  • 21st - Staff Inset Day
  • 22nd - Half Term Ends
  • March 2017
  • 31st - End of Spring Term
  • April 2017
  • 2nd - Easter Egg Bike Run
  • 18th - Summer Term Begins
  • 21st - Fund raising meeting
  • May 2017
  • 4th - Parents Forum
  • 21st - Fun Run
  • 26th - Break for Half Term
  • June 2017
  • 5th - Half Term Ends
  • 25th - Summer Fayre
  • 27th - Sports Afternoon
  • 28th - Parents Forum
  • July 2017
  • 11th - Afternoon Performance
  • 13th - Evening Performance
  • 20th - Summer BBQ
  • 21st - End of Summer Term
  • September 2017
  • 4th - Staff Inset Day
  • 5th - Staff Inset Day
  • 6th - Autumn term begins
  • October 2017
  • 20th - Break for Half Term
  • 30th - Staff Inset Day
  • 31st - Students return
  • December 2017
  • 7th - Christmas Fayre - 6pm to 8pm
  • 18th - Afternoon Performance
  • 19th - Evening Performance
  • 20th - Last day of term
  • January 2018
  • 4th - Staff Inset Day
  • 5th - Staff Inset Day
  • 8th - Spring Term begins
  • February 2018
  • 9th - Break for Half Term
  • 19th - Students return
  • March 2018
  • 29th - Last day of Term
  • April 2018
  • 16th - Summer term begins
  • May 2018
  • 25th - Break for Half Term
  • June 2018
  • 4th - Students return
  • July 2018
  • 24th - Last day of term
  • September 2018
  • 3rd - Staff Inset Day
  • 4th - Staff Inset Day
  • 5th - Staff Inset Day
  • 6th - Autumn Terms begins
  • October 2018
  • 19th - Break for Half Term
  • 29th - Students return
  • December 2018
  • 19th - End of Autumn Term
  • January 2019
  • 3rd - Staff Inset Day
  • 4th - Staff Inset Day
  • 7th - Spring Term begins
  • February 2019
  • 15th - Break for half term
  • 25th - Students return
  • April 2019
  • 5th - End of Spring Term
  • 23rd - Summer term begins
  • May 2019
  • 31st - Break for half term
  • June 2019
  • 10th - Students return
  • July 2019
  • 24th - End of Summer Term

Work for us

CURRENT VACANCIES


Domestic Assistant
Education Support Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Speech and Language Therapist
Teaching  Assistant
Team Leader

For further information and details on the application process please see relevant post below:


Domestic Assistant

Letter to applicant - Domestic Assistant 
Advert - Domestic Assistant
Job Description and Specification - Domestic Assistant 
Important guidance notes
Application form

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 2017, midday              Interview date: w/c 27th November 2017


Education Support Assistant

This is an ideal starting point for a career in special education and is a chance to work both in class and on the residential areas in this rewarding environment. These are new posts, created in response to the increased number of our students that need help with personal care and other physical support. You will be required to work with the students to assist with personal care, dining and ensuring that they are able to take an active part in all educational activities.

Experience of working with children or young people is desirable but a ‘can do attitude’ and positive approach are essential.

Letter to applicant - ESA
Advert - Education Support Assistant
Job Description and Specification - ESA
Important guidance notes
Application form

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 2017, midday              Interview date: w/c 27th November 2017


Occupational Therapy Assistant

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent organisational skills, time management skills, as well as have the ability to work autonomously and within a team.

They will have the ability to develop therapeutic relationships with students and the school staff. Previous experience of working with children with complex special needs or with an Occupational Therapist is desirable, but not essential.

Some evening working is required (i.e. after 3.30 and during residential education time).

Letter to applicant - OT Assistant  
Advert - Occupational Therapy Assistant
 Job Description and Specification - Occupational Therapy Assistant
Important guidance notes
Application form

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 2017, midday              Interview date: w/c 27th November 2017


Speech and Language Therapist

We seek a Speech and Language Therapist who has experience of working with Special Needs. You would join a growing, established team which includes a Senior Speech and Language Therapist, a Specialist Speech and Language therapist, and 2 SLT assistants. 

Letter to applicant - SALT
Advert - Speech and Language Therapist
Job Description and Specification - SALT band 5-6
Important guidance notes
Application form

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 2017, midday              Interview date: w/c 27th November 2017


Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants are required to start as soon as possible. The successful candidates will join the skilled and experienced class room based team at this rewarding and happy setting.
Key tasks are to support and develop the educational environment for the students, to include extending their curriculum skills, social skills, and personal development. To also provide a safe environment, emotionally and physically, for the students within the guidelines and procedures of the school. Experience in working with children, or relevant qualifications, are desirable.

Letter to applicant - TA 
Advert - Teaching Assistant
Job Description and Specification - Teaching Assistant 
Important guidance notes
Application form

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 2017, midday              Interview date: w/c 27th November 2017


Team Leader

A team leader is required to join the residential education staff group.

Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy is a Residential / Day Special School for boys & girls aged 7 to 19. With moderate to severe learning difficulties and additional, often complex needs.

Letter to Applicant - Team Leader
Advert - Team Leader
Job Description and Specification - Team Leader 
Important guidance notes
Application form

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 2017, midday              Interview date: w/c 27th November 2017


 

 

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