Due to the severity of their psychological disorders our children cannot attend mainstream schools and instead we provide an on campus Special Education School which caters to their unique needs. This also allows for the teachers to be in frequent contact with the children’s care-workers and psychologists. The constant communication is necessary to realize our treatment philosophy which integrates therapy into every aspect of a child’s care.
At our school each group of 15 children is taught by three teachers all of whom are trained special education professionals. The teachers remain with the group for the duration of their 4 year stay at the home providing the children with the consistency which allows them to develop the bonds necessary for successful learning. Each group also has a teaching assistant. The high staff to pupil ratio means that the children can receive the individual attention they so desperately need. The groups also enjoys a large amount of teaching space meaning that the teachers can teach the entire class together or split off into small groups. The children’s curriculum is approved by the National Curriculum for Special Education.
The children in their first year at the home, boys and girls aged 8, attend classes in their living quarters removed from the main school building. This division provides the youngest children with a comforting environment in which to develop self-confidence and coalesce as a group before entering the main school.
The school's well-stocked library and award-winning bibliotherapy program are designed to encourage curiosity, self-expression, research skills and, above all, a love of reading. The students enjoy weekly library sessions that expose them to a broad range of literary works. Additionally, once a year a renowned children's author visits the school and has a direct interactive meeting with the children who first read his books and study his writing style.