We are a medium-sized medical pupil referral unit situated in Tadworth in specialist accommodation in the grounds of The Children's Trust, an independent residential charitable trust specialising in the care of profoundly disabled children and in rehabilitation programmes for children with a recently acquired brain injury.
All our pupils have special educational needs including complex medical needs and the need for intensive therapies. It is likely that many of our pupils will need to be assessed for a Statement of Special Educational Needs while they are resident at the Children's Trust.
As part of the multi-professional team we contribute to the assessment of the pupils' needs and provide an integrated personal programme.
We aim to address the specific special educational requirements of the children and young people providing strategies to help mitigate the particular difficulties that this type of injury can cause.
Some children and young people return to their mainstream school and others may transfer to a different or more specialised setting.
We support the pupils’ placements by training staff in educational strategies enabling the children and young people to successfully integrate and fulfil their educational potential.
To support each child or young person in reaching their full potential through a personalised curriculum.
Our core values underpin everything we do:
To make an accurate assessment of the student’s current learning abilities in order to work with the pupil, their family and multi-disciplinary professionals to identify a learning pathway that takes into consideration the social and emotional wellbeing of the student
To use strategies that support and enable the pupils to be reintegrated into a learning environment that enhances their choices and reignites their motivation to learn.
To achieve the best progress possible in all aspects of learning.
To support the student’s learning, social, spiritual, cultural and moral needs, and their emotional and physical wellbeing, identifying and practising strategies and skills for learning and life ahead that enables them to be as independent as possible.
In order to achieve our aims:
· we deliver a core curriculum responsive to individual needs.
· we share and develop professional expertise.
· we identify learner pathways by evaluation and assessment.
· we ensure that everyone feels valued, secure and safe.
· we deliver teaching that is creative and enthusiastic based on an
understanding of the child’s perspective and ability.
Telephone number: 01737 354006