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

Term dates 2018-19

 

Calendar

Key Dates
  • Sun 20 Aug
  • Mon 21 Aug
  • Tue 22 Aug
  • Wed 23 Aug
  • Thu 24 Aug
  • Fri 25 Aug
  • Sat 26 Aug
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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 - Students return
  • December 2017
  • 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

Teaching Assistant
Waking Night Assistants

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


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.

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

Closing date: Friday 1st September, midday                        Interview date: To be confirmed


Waking Night Assistant x2

We need a new WNA to join an expanding team.  You will be required to work with the students to assist with activities and social and personal skills. The duties include night time working to ensure the safeguarding and safety of our students overnight.

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

Closing date: Friday 1st September, midday                        Interview date: To be confirmed


 

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