Oversands School A GSG School
- Oversands School
- Head: Mr Robin Adams
- T 01539 552397
- F 01539 552419
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.witherslackgroup.co.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 8 to 19 with autism spectrum disorder and associated conditions, learning difficulties, and social, emotional and mental health needs.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Cumbria
- Pupils: 47
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: Usually paid by LA
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Inside, there is an air of calm and order, peaceful enough to hear the clock ticking – how rare is that in a school? Staff are warm and welcoming, quietly focussed on the job in hand, which allows an unruffled...
What the school says...
Formerley Witherslack Hall
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What The Good Schools Guide saysInside, there is an air of calm and order, peaceful enough to hear the clock ticking – how rare is that in a school? Staff are warm and welcoming, quietly focussed on the job in hand, which allows an unruffled air and sense of control to permeate. You can hear the sense of relief in the voices of grateful parents at coming ‘back from rock bottom’ after moving here from other schools where they simply ‘didn’t get it’.
Since 2014, Mr Robin Adams, previously head of an EBD school. Warm, friendly and welcoming – a family man who understands the needs of children better than most. Bit of a gentle giant, tall, with real presence, yet mild-mannered and seems well-liked by all. He’s a busy man, yet appears to have a hand on everything that’s going...
Special Education Needs
Witherslack Hall School caters for boys exhibiting social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The school provides a safe, secure and caring environment for boys with: Specific Learning Difficulties, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Aspergers Syndrome, Attachment Disorders, Conduct Disorders, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. The school employs nearly 100 trained staff including a full-time Educational Psychologist and a Speech and Lanuage Therapist. In addition to the National Curriculum we deliver an extensive Vocational Programme including Construction, Environmental Studies, Motor Vehicle Engineering and Catering to name but a few. We also have 38 qualified care staff to manage over 25 risk-assessed recreational activities. The school has a hugely successful record of sporting achievements. Two detached cottages are provided for Year 11 and Post 16 provision, where each young person completes a personalised leavers' programme which incorporates all aspects of helping to live life independently. Post 16 young men will also attend local colleges with support staff.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|