The Children's Trust School
Special needs catered for
Profound, multiple learning difficulties, severe physical disabilities, sensory impairments and complex medical needs. Expertise in education of girls with Rett Syndrome and children with acquired brain injury.
Separate educational, therapy and residential buildings. Multi-sensory, vibro-acoustic and soft play rooms. 24-hour curriculum of integrated education, therapy and care. Speech, Music, Occupational and Physio therapies. 48 and 52 week placements. Differentiated curriculum for further education.
Support services provided
Doctors on-site during the day with Thames Doc back-up at night, regular support from Consultant Paediatrician, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Audiologist, Chiropodist, Dietician, Orthotist, Dentist, School Doctor, Nurse and Social Worker, Optometrist, Advisory Teachers for Visually and Hearing impaired.
Home school links
Partnership with parents. Parents’ evenings offering talks, workshops and demonstrations. Home/school links encouraged. Pupils may spend alternate weekends in school.
Aims and philosophy
The Children’s Trust School aims to provide a safe, caring and organised environment in which each child’s special needs can be met. The school offers extensive grounds and gardens, specialist play equipment and a nature trail.The Children’s Trust School is part of The Children’s Trust – the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, neurodisability and complex health needs.
Staff qualification and selection
Multi-disciplinary team working in both school and residences. Appointment depends upon relevant experience and qualification. Three week induction for all staff. Regular in-house and external training for all staff. Well established system of staff supervision and appraisal.