Weareaspecialschoolforstudentsbetweentheagesof11and19withastatement or Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) ofspecialeducationalneedsformoderatelearningdifficulties and/or associated conditions.Oursixth-formersalsohaveadditionalspeech,languageandcommunicationneeds. We became an academy on 1st August 2014.
Every week students from our Sixth Form and from Wellington College meet up to work in partnership. Despite the fact that our two schools appear to be poles apart, we have a lot in common. Both groups of students are firm friends and are learning lots from each other. Our Headteacher, Jarlath O'Brien, wrote a piece for the Times Educational Supplement on the partnership - read about it here.
Mencap and the Department for Education have produced some documents designed for children and parents to help understand the changes being made as part of the government's reforms of the systems to support special educational needs and disabilities.