Special School Nurse
We have two special school nurses who support the school and work across 4 days. They support in clinics, provide training and conduct health assessments. Please use the school number to contact them.
Helen Beard - Senior Special School Nurse
Angela Richards - Special School Nurse
Our therapists are in once a week to monitor therapeutic input and provide training to staff. They can also be contacted through the school number.
Jaro Semeniuk (in on Wednesdays)
Emma Lockhart (in on Wednesdays)
Tracy Pederson (in on Wednesdays)
Susan Eismann (in on Wednesdays)
Speech and Language therapy
Helen Walker (every other Monday and Every Friday)
The Art Room
Art Therapy through The Art Room https://www.theartroom.org.uk/ Working in schools, The Art Room transforms lives. Using art as a therapeutic vehicle, we help children and young people who are facing emotional difficulties to thrive.
We take all KS1 pupils to Hill End for Forest School www.hill-end.org. Outdoor learning & forest school over 65 acres.
TRAX - The Oxfordshire Motor Project | Schools
KS4 go to Trax for a horticulture accreditation http://schools.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/trax-oxfordshire-motor-project TRAX works to engage young people who are interested in mechanics; they offer a variety of mechanics based programmes along with Catering and Hospitality.
FarmAbility – Farm Inspiration Trust
KS5 students go to Farmability to support their preparation for adulthood http://farminspirationtrust.org/farmability/ FarmAbility is an outdoor, farm-based programme for people with learning disabilities and autism. These are FarmAbility co-farmers.. The FarmAbility programme combines the rich ingredients of the farming environment (nature, animals, and purposeful activities)
We also have strong partnerships with the local schools we join to. Nursery children regularly integrate with Orchard Meadow nursery children and KS1 and KS2 integrate with local primary schools benefitting from both lessons and social activities.
Our secondary students integrate with the Oxford Academy and have lunch in their canteen every day, as well as joining lessons where relevant.