Celebrating Success and Achievement
Welcome to Cicely Haughton School
I am pleased to welcome you to Cicely Haughton School. We currently provide education for 50 pupils aged 4 to 11 years. We are a special school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, whose needs cannot be met in mainstream education.
Our school is successful because of the positive relationships we develop with families and children.
We aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment which enables our pupils to maximise their potential; academically, socially and emotionally.
We encourage visitors to the school and you will be made most welcome. Please contact the office to arrange a visit.
Paul Spreadbury, Head of School
Nurturing a love of learning for life
Welcome to Merryfields Special School.
We are a generic special school, located in the heart of Wolstanton in Staffordshire, providing specialist education for pupils aged from 2-11 years.
Our dedicated and highly skilled staff, ensure that a high quality educational provision is provided to all pupils. Through personalised learning approaches, we support pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs, to be aspirational to help them along their journey to achieve their potential. We believe strongly that every pupil, should be equipped, encouraged and provided with the opportunities to succeed, and our experienced staff make this possible.
Our philosophy is that success for each pupil is personal, as we aim to help all pupils progress socially, emotionally, academically, physically and morally through a tailored curriculum, bespoke to our school. We also promote a sense of community at Merryfields, encouraging pupil voice, whole school themed days, regular charity events and all supported by our team of Year 6 prefects.
Our school works closely in partnership with parents and carers, to ensure all of our pupils not only feel valued, but also have positive learning experiences. Our Home-School Link Worker hosts termly parent coffee afternoons and we openly encourage regular communication between Home and School.
I hope you enjoy your visit to our website, if you would like to visit our school, please contact our reception and it would be great to introduce you to our Merryfields family.
Neil Brannigan, Headteacher
Celebrating Success and Achievement
Welcome to Springfield School’s website and thank you for taking the time to visit us.
On 1st October 2016, we converted to an academy and are part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust. We are a generic primary special school for pupils aged from three to eleven years, whose educational needs cannot be met in a mainstream school. We provide specialist provision for:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
Mrs Diane Finney, Head of School
Celebrating Success and Achievement
Welcome to The Meadows Special School. We believe our School is a forward thinking, enterprising and exciting place to learn and work. We provide education for young people from the age of 11 to 19.
We are a generic Special School meaning we provide education for young people with a range of needs. The School has particular expertise in working with pupils who have profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties including those with communication problems, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and complex needs, and those with moderate learning difficulties.
We are part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust
Mr Christopher Best
Building relationships, celebrating success, promoting change
I am pleased to welcome you to Loxley Hall School. We currently provide education for 97 students aged from 11 to 16 years. Loxley Hall is a special school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties whose needs cannot be met in mainstream education.
Loxley Hall School is successful because of the positive relationships we develop with families and children.
We aim to provide a safe, secure and caring environment where children can be listened to and their individual needs catered for. In this way, our students can maximise their potential to become young people ready to make a positive contribution in their adult life.
We encourage visitors to the school and you will be made most welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.
Dave Bownds – Head of School
Belong, Believe, Become
On behalf of all the staff, children, parents and governors I would like to warmly welcome you to Rocklands School.
All schools have their own unique identity and Rocklands is a very happy and welcoming school with a ‘family feel’. Our aim is to provide the highest quality education for all in a caring, supportive, inclusive and vibrant learning environment. The happiness and success of every child is central to our school’s work and we are committed to the safety and care of our pupils.
We recognise children as unique individuals with specific talents and needs. We offer our pupils a varied and engaging curriculum which is provided by a dedicated team of enthusiastic and hardworking teachers and support staff. You’ll find our classrooms to be places which are hives of activity, full of learning and enquiry.
We hope that you enjoy browsing our school’s website and that it gives you an insight into all that we do at Rocklands. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any other way.
Chaselea Alternative Provision Academy is a school for 11 – 16 year old young people who are struggling with mainstream education due to their social, emotional and mental health needs.
The result of these difficulties might be that the pupil is permanently excluded from their provision and we work with them to build relationships and emotional resilience so that they can return to an alternative high school. Or it might be that the young person needs some intervention that will help them to remain in their secondary setting. It could be that our expertise is being used to identify a pupil’s special educational need and obtain an Education Health and Care Plan that will support the young person in finding their appropriate educational setting both now and in the future.
For more information on what we do, please visit our website and feel free to contact us should you need any further information or advice.
Paul Archer – Headteacher
Welcome to Shenstone Lodge School. We are a successful ‘split-site’, part residential special school supporting and educating students who present with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health difficulties. The school joined The Manor Hall Academy Trust in July 2020.
Operating across two sites, Primary (Shenstone Lodge, based on the outskirts of Shenstone Village) and Secondary (The Brades Lodge, situated in Oldbury, West Bromwich) we are commtted to providing a structured and caring environment which promotes education, aspiration and challenge. Our schools deliver an effective, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which develops core academic skills, improved self-management, pride and resilience. As a special school all students benefit from small class sizes, high levels of support and well resourced subjects. Although the majority of our students are from Sandwell we have a growing number of places taken by other Black Country Boroughs and South Staffordshire.
If you would like to know more about us, please visit our website.
Neil Toplass – Executive headteacher
Building confidence and self-belief
Welcome to Castlewood School. Our Special School offers 96 places to children between the ages of 6 and 16 with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and a primary diagnosis of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream setting.
In September 2020 we joined the family of schools that together make up Manor Hall Academy Trust. As a small school we believe that all pupils are well known and understood by our experienced staff and we are proud of our pastoral care which ensures our pupils are well supported. we offer a broad and balanced curriculum and are fully committed to equal opportunities for all our learners. We expect pupils to leave our school with accredited qualifications and the life skills to become successful independant members of their local community. This will be achieved through the dedication of our staff, hard work from our pupils and good communication with families and other external professionals.
If you would like further information or a tour of the school then please get in touch. Our staff and pupils welcome the opportunity to showcase their work to visitors.
Trevor Scott – Head Teacher
To help young people help themselves
Adelaide School is a nurturing special school which provides education for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
We also have a ‘link’ provision which supports pupils who are unable to access elements of school with bespoke and personalised support. These children often have significant mental health difficulties. Our values are: commitment, collaboration and care.
Our aim is to enable pupils to have a positive experience of education and equip them for their future. Our curriculum is focused around 3 key elements; our well-being, our learning, our future. This ensures that the curriculum is balanced and supports the holistic development of pupils.
We work hard to ensure that all pupils with whom we work feel valued and respected. We endeavour to ensure that we provide the diverse support pupils need to learn and prepare to be active British citizens who contribute to society.
Many of our parents describe Adelaide as a ‘family’ as the school has a strong sense of community. We hope that you find any information that you are looking for on our website but if you would like to know anything further please just get in touch.
Sarah Barlow – Head Teacher
Adelaide Heath Academy
At Adelaide Heath Academy all our students are unique and we work very hard to understand the ways in which they learn best.
Through a nurturing environment we aim for pupils to become:
* Effective communicators
* Emotionally intelligent
We have a dedicated staff team who are passionate about providing the best possible opportunities and outcomes for each individual. We celebrate difference, we challenge and resolve conflict as well as maintaining high expectations about student behaviour, relationships and progress. Supporting the individual can be a challenge but we believe all our students can and will achieve.
All the students at Adelaide Heath Academy have an EHCP, primarily SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health), some exhibit challenging behaviour and mainstream schooling is not always the most appropriate setting. Many have had a fragmented education and have fallen behind their peers academically and this often results in low self-esteem and increased anti-social behaviour. With small classes and a dedicated staff team who truly understand SEMH and go above and beyond, we feel that once a student starts Adelaide Heath Academy they have every opportunity to thrive. Working closely with parents and carers and other agencies to help each student make positive choices, potential can truly be realised.
Our behaviour policy supports our values and promotes positive choices but the absolute ‘Key’ to success is developing strong working relationships.
Charlotte Cartlidge – Head Teacher
Finch Woods Academy
Finch Woods academy is an Award Winning 11-16 specialist school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties.
Situated in Halewood, we take pupils from across Knowsley as well as neighbouring boroughs. A large majority of our pupils are disadvantaged and received pupil premium, free school meals are well above the national average.
We aim to provide the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities, a carefully planned broad and enriching curriculum along with personalised care and support to provide pupils with the chance to gain qualifications, social skills and self-confidence for a happy and fulfilling future.
Many pupils come to us in crisis after experiencing significant educational difficulties, long periods of non-attendance, exclusions and disengagement.
We are skilled at building positive relationships with pupils displaying challenging behaviour and work exceptionally hard to break down barriers to learning and give all pupils the chance to achieve.
Pupils are expected to achieve a range of GCSEs, functional skills and other qualifications with us at Key Stage 4 and are supported to plan for post 16 options through careers education, advice and guidance, work experience and vocational learning.
The school is vibrant and lively with many extra-curricular and SMSC events taking place throughout the year including the Finch Woods Pledge and residential visits. Recent residential visits have been to Barcelona and New York.
Please take a look around our website. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Laura Dickinson – Head Teacher
Contact List For All The Schools
Adelaide Heath School - 01565 746946
Adelaide School - 01270 260680
Bailey Street School - 01785 556439
Castlewood School - 0121 748 9760
Cicely Haughton School - 01782 550202
Chaselea School - 01543 227095
Finch Woods School - 0151 271 3288
Loxley Hall School - 01889 723050
The Meadows School - 01538 225050
Merryfields School - 01782 914219
Rocklands School - 01543 548700
Shenstone Lodge School - 01543 480369
Springfield School - 01538 383558
Associate Member: Oakfield Lodge School - 01270 918337
01782 599 313
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