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

Newsletter - Autumn 2017

Newsletter - Spring 2018

Term dates 2017-18

Term dates 2018-19

Calendar

Key Dates
  • Sun 18 Feb
  • Mon 19 Feb
    • Students return
  • Tue 20 Feb
  • Wed 21 Feb
  • Thu 22 Feb
  • Fri 23 Feb
  • Sat 24 Feb
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  • 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
  • November 2017
  • 2nd - Recruitment Fair
  • December 2017
  • 7th - Christmas Fayre - 6pm to 8pm
  • 17th - Christmas Motorbike Run
  • 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
  • 20th - Fun Run and Picnic
  • 25th - Break for Half Term
  • June 2018
  • 4th - Students return
  • July 2018
  • 1st - Summer Fair
  • 10th - Afternoon Performance
  • 12th - Evening Performance
  • 23rd - End of Term BBQ
  • 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

Work for us

CURRENT VACANCIES

SALT

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


SALT

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

Closing date: 12 noon Wednesday 21st March 2018       Interview date: w/c Thursday 19th April 2018 


 

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