Multi-disciplinary Approach

The building was constructed in 2007 and designed with our students in mind. It comprises of general classrooms as well as specialist teaching, work areas, and leisure facilities. It is on two levels with the majority of specialist teaching rooms housed on the first floor. Our purpose built premises and grounds allow our young people to be safe at all times and to flourish in specialist facilities.

Our classrooms are large and light and all open out onto outdoor recreation space and gardens. The corridors are wide, there are two lifts as well as stairs leading to the first floor and the building is fully accessible for disabled people. Site and building entrance and exit routes are completely secure with swipe card access for staff and controlled access via reception for visitors. Likewise within the building, in order to keep our students safe there are a number of areas that are swipe card access only.

Our school is supported by a large team of health professionals. These include a doctor and nursing team, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists. We also have visiting teachers for the hearing impaired, visually impaired and dual sensory impaired.
All of these professionals work together with the school staff to carry out assessments of pupils in a variety of areas such as communication, eating and drinking, toileting, independence skills and mobility. From these assessments the team works with school staff to set targets and develop programmes for the pupils. This work generally takes place within classes, although where appropriate, staff sometimes withdraw children for individual work. The multidisciplinary team work alongside school staff to ensure that students’ programmes are delivered within the school day.