Other Partners

Creative Partners

We have a long history of working with partners from the creative sector, who can enrich our curriculum in many ways.  This has been very powerful when the projects are jointly planned and evaluated with teachers. Although the creative and performing arts are a tangible strength of the school, we believe that creative learning opportunities should be found right the way across the curriculum. Sometimes this can happen as a result of cross-curricular working, or working with an external creative partner, but it can also be the result of organising learning differently within a subject e.g. through the consistent use of more open or higher-order questioning.

Multi-Disciplinary Team Partners

Not all of our students needs can be met in the classroom by teachers and teaching assistants alone. A large number of students need additional specialist support at some stage, and we work closely with other agencies to provide this. Sometimes students are withdrawn from lessons to receive this support or follow a tailored programme, but it is equally important for specialists from other disciplines to work with teachers and other staff to tailor the current learning environment to meet an individual or a group need that bit better.  Our speech and language therapists, in particular, focus on this in-classroom support rather than withdrawal methods. Some of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) are based in the school, while others, such as OT and physiotherapists, visit the school to assess and set programmes to be delivered by school staff.
Our MDT includes: student counselling, speech & language therapy, specialist CAMHS support, WAMHS, educational psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy,  school nursing service, parent support advice,Prospects Careers Advice Plus and our own leads on SEN and Personal, Social & Health Education.