Springhead School A GSG School
- Springhead School
- Head: Mrs C D Wilson
- T 01723 367829
- F 01723 360021
- E admin@springhe…n-yorks.sch.uk
- W www.springhead…n-yorks.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 2 to 19 with moderate to profound learning difficulties, as well as autism, physical disabilities, complex medical needs or social, emotional and mental health issues
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: North Yorkshire
- Pupils: 68
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 16th July 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 17th October 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Special mention needed for the fabulous Learning Zone, a unique facility for adventurous and imaginative learning. Essentially a blank canvas, at the flick of a switch and thanks to brilliant technology, any environment can be created here – from one...
What the school says...
Children flourish at this outstanding school (Ofsted, July 2014). Pupils making outstanding progress and demonstrating impeccable behaviour are features of our school. The school has an unrelenting focus on personalisation, ensuring that every child can thoroughly engage in their learning. We, therefore, provide an educational environment that enriches and enhances every child's learning and life experiences. Our moral purpose acknowledges that there is a need for our pupils to be both challenged and supported if we are to enrich and enhance every childs learning and life experiences, by breaking down barriers to learning and participation.
The schools moral purpose focuses on five key aspects of our pupils lives:
Our status as a specialist college for cognition and learning recognises the school's exemplary skills and expertise in helping pupils to overcome their barriers to learning. We develop innovation, both with Springhead pupils, and through working with other schools and community groups.
We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including cognitive ability, emotional or physical well-being, age and maturity. We also recognise that, whilst all our pupils have long-term learning difficulties, they may also have specific difficulties that are short-term.
The teaching staff team have many years of appropriate experience and training. All pupils who attend the school require a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Educational Health and Care Plan.
Springhead School is also an executive partner school in the Scarborough Teaching Alliance, and in the Special Schools Improvement Partnership. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysSpecial mention needed for the fabulous Learning Zone, a unique facility for adventurous and imaginative learning. Essentially a blank canvas, at the flick of a switch and thanks to brilliant technology, any environment can be created here – from one out of reach to the pupils, such as the moon or underwater, or somewhere already experienced such as the beach or a pop concert. And if that all sounds too...
Since 1995, Mrs Debbie Wilson MPhil BEd Dip Spec Ed. Previously temporary head of Birchbank Special School in Shropshire. Tutors students studying for their masters in severe and profound learning difficulties. Enjoys socialising in the club where her husband is a gliding instructor; she is also a keen genealogist. Warm, friendly, hugely committed – you get the feeling she lives and breathes this place. Says she...
Special Education Needs
Springhead School caters for pupils with significant learning difficulties. Some pupils may have additional disabilities such as physical, sensory, behavioural, severe medical or autistic spectrum condition - all of these are in addition to significant learning difficulties. Springhead School was named as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in January 2006. It was also judged to be a centre of excellence for outreach and inclusion. Springhead School is a NYCAP (North Yorkshire Communication Aids Partnership) centre, approved to carry out assessments and training to provide communication aids for children in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment||Y|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty||Y|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|