You can join one of our outstanding education teams where we go beyond limits
By promoting independence and enabling skill learning, we empower our students to be confident in their own abilities.
We provide high-quality education and support for children and young people with a range of special educational needs.
We don’t place limits on people. We see potential in everyone and know that each child or young person can achieve positive outcomes that are right for them.
You’ll join a dedicated team who are working hard to offer a curriculum that is stimulating and diverse, helping students to achieve their own personal goals, and nationally recognised accreditations.
You’ll experience a great sense of accomplishment that you’re helping young people have more opportunities to lead better quality lives.
A Typical Day at a Children’s School.
There’s no doubt that things are very different now because of coronavirus and it is a challenging time, but it’s equally rewarding. Our students depend on us so we always remain positive for them and each other.
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There’s lots of extra precautionary measures in place to protect against COVID-19, like wearing PPE and social distancing, but our ethos and approach has stayed the same. We are trying to ensure everything remains as ‘normal’ as possible and the positive attitude of all the staff really helps.
Some of the students find our PPE quite amusing. Sometimes our goggles steam up and it makes them laugh! We’re very vigilant about safety but we try to keep everyone’s spirits up. You can regularly hear singing coming from the classes, it might not all be in tune, but it’s a good sound and keeps a positive atmosphere in the school!
The students enjoy a variety of different lessons throughout the day. There’s also physical programmes taking place and we assist our students to use different specialist equipment. We’re on hand to help our students gain confidence in their own abilities and support them to reach their goals.
We also have several therapy staff on site, such as physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, who support the students with personalised programmes. The sessions are based on each student’s individual needs and the outcomes they are trying to achieve.
We always try to go outside as much as possible to make use of our beautiful grounds – outdoors learning is great for acquiring new skills and enjoying the fresh air.
Richard Horton, Principal
Training / Development
As well as ensuring that the children who live in our homes are safe and protected, it’s also our responsibility to enable their independence.
It’s our job to help the people we support develop their knowledge, and abilities, so that they can confidently lead a fulfilled and active life.
As a valued member of our team we’ll make sure you have all the knowledge and skills you need to do just that.
Workplace Apprenticeship Programmes
To help you further develop your skills, knowledge, and confidence and help you take the next steps in your career, you can access our Workplace Apprenticeship Programmes.
We offer the following qualifications:
- Children and Young People Workforce Level 3
- Care Leadership & Management Level 5
- Team Leading Level 2 & 3
- Business Admin Level 2 & 3
- Hospitality Team Member Level 2
- Hospitality Supervisor Level 3
- Adult Care Worker Level 2
- Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
- Early Learning and Childcare Level 3
Throughout all this, you’ll be supported by a workplace buddy and mentor so that you can ask questions along the way to help you get the most out of your training.
People like you work in care & education.
People like Laurie…
Having worked both sides of the Atlantic in conductive education schools, Laurie Pullin is a passionate advocate of this style of learning. She oversees the primary provision and says that there’s nothing more rewarding than starting students off in their education and watching them succeed. She says that her fantastic students never fail to inspire her.
If you want to come to work every day and be with inspiring students and do an incredibly rewarding job, you should give this a go. You’ll be making a difference in the lives of your students and their families. It’s great to know that their futures will be different because of the way you work with them in a school like this. Having a job like this is pretty amazing, so it’s a challenge worth taking.