- Inaura School
- Head: Mr Emile Etheridge
- T 01823 690211
- E [email protected]
- W inauraschool.org
- A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 8 to 18. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Aspergers; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; English as an additional language (EAL); Mental health; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Somerset
- Pupils: 27
- Religion: None
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
Inaura School is an independent, co-educational SEND school for pupils who have complex educational, social, emotional and mental health needs.The school has 4 education learning bases located in the county of Somerset. We provide student educational day placements for Somerset and the surrounding local authorities including: Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Our Key Stage 2-3 learning base as well as our Forest School are in Godney, Wells while our two Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 learning bases are located in Burrowbridge and East Huntspill.
All of our students have Education Health and Care Plans and are placed with us through their local authority SEND departments.
We work with students who have encountered challenges in mainstream, pupil referral units and other special school settings. Many of our students have experienced failure in multiple educational settings. That is why we do things a little differently.
Our approach encompasses a relational and non-coercive philosophy for teaching and learning. This philosophy focuses on building trust and systematically removing the barriers that pupils encountered in their previous learning journeys.
The aim of Inaura School is to:
Re-engage our pupils in education
Facilitate experiences of success
Enable our young people to realise independence in their own life
Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that every individual will learn when presented with the right conditions.
Our goal is to help students enjoy learning again.
This 360-degree learner-centred approach focuses on the Head, Heart, Hands and Home.
1. Head – Promoting academic learning and the gaining of qualifications to enable choice and social mobility.
2. Heart – Promoting emotional resilience, relationship building, higher self-esteem and self-awareness to facilitate experiences of success.
3. Hands- Promoting hands on activities that are flexible, practical and proactive rather than ‘sit and get’ lecture style learning.
4. Home- Promoting quality home/school relationships through effective communication and collaboration with parent/carers that closes the loop between the expectations of home and school.
Inaura’s highest priority is to keep our students safe. We aim for all of our students to be healthy and happy while inspiring them to overcome personal obstacles to help them enjoy learning again. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
|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)||Y|
|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|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health||Y|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment|