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Bladon House Specialist School

Bladon House School specialises in making provision for children and young people aged 5 to 19 years, with autism, speech and language disorders, moderate to severe learning difficulties and associated behavioural difficulties.

Through our work we have also developed skills in achieving significant progress and skills to support the achievement significant progress and successful outcomes for children and young people with Prader Willi Syndrome.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Caroline Parker
Contact Position
Group Referrals Manager
Telephone
01332 378840
E-mail
info@senadgroup.com
Website
SENAD Group website

Where to go

Name
Bladon House School
Address
Newton Solney
Burton-on-trent
Derbyshire
Postcode
DE15 0TA

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Funded placements will require approval by the Local Authority. You are advised to contact the Education, Health and Care Plan coordinator who has been involved with your child, in the first instance, if you wish to consider a placement at an independent special school

Other notes

Bladon House School specialises in autism, communication disorders, moderate to severe learning difficulties and associated behavioural difficulties. Through our work we have also developed skills in achieving significant progress and successful outcomes for children and young people with Prader Willi Syndrome.

 We offer day and residential placements ranging from 38 to 52 weeks. We can also offer short breaks and extended days for young people placed with us. Each student has their own learning programme which meets each learners needs in an holistic way. Our aim is to support all of the young people in our care to find a way of life that suits them, achieve their maximum possible sense of physical and emotional well-being, be able to self-mange their behaviour and develop their independence skills .

Young people receive specialised input from experienced qualified teachers and care staff and an onsite Health Team including Speech and Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

 

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How is a decision made about the type and level of support my child will receive?

This is determined through the requirements in your child’s Statement of Special Education Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan and other information gained during thereferral and the assessment process.

 After we have assessed your child we send our assessment report to the local authority. This report will give details of the level of support we feel your child requires. The local authority and other agencies then review the report and agree whether or not to fund your child’s placement at the school.

We will plan the young person’s transition with you, as well as professionals to ensure this is as smooth as possible.

 

 How will staff support my child?

Each student is supported by a multi-disciplinary team which includes Care, Education and Therapy. The team sets targets and identifies progress across both academic and non academic areas. These multi-disciplinary programmes ensure a continuity of approach and skills development through a ‘waking hours’ curriculum. We have a high ratio of staff to students across both education and care and class sizes are small.

All young people have a Placement Plan which includes health and wellbeing. This is reviewed in consultation with the Health and Safeguarding Manager. Each young person is registered with the local GP, Dentist and Opticians. If required they have access to the CAMHS service. We support young people to be active and eat a healthy diet as this is essential in supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

The experienced staff team receive comprehensive ongoing training to keep them up to date with latest practice. Young people receive specialised input from an onsite Health Team including Speech and Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist. Students who are residential have a Key Worker who ensures that their needs are met and that their voice is listened to. We also have a visiting independent advocate who will represent young people in meetings.

 

Contact Name
Caroline Parker
Contact Telephone
01332 378 840
Contact Email
info@senadgroup.com
Links
Bladon House School, Senad Group
Bladon House School, Local Offer Document

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

1. What kinds of special educational needs does the school/setting make provision for?

Bladon House School specialises in autism, communication disorders, moderate to severe learning difficulties and
associated behavioural difficulties. Through our work we have also developed skills in achieving significant progress and successful outcomes for children and young people with Prader Willi Syndrome.

We offer day and residential placements ranging from 38 to 52 weeks. We can also offer short breaks and extended days for young people placed with us. Each student has their own learning programme which meets each learners needs in an holistic way. Our aim is to support all of the young people in our care to find a way of life that suits them, achieve their
maximum possible sense of physical and emotional
well-being, be able to self-mange their behaviour and
develop their independence skills .

Young people receive specialised input from experienced qualified teachers and care staff and an onsite Health Team
including Speech and Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

3.d) How will the curriculum and learning be matched to my child/young person's needs?

The curriculum is designed to meet the statemented needs of individual students, whilst delivering the statutory curriculum to which all children and young people are entitled.
Throughout the curriculum there is a strong emphasis on
practical, functional activities incorporating skills for life,
enterprise and work related learning.

We offer a range of National Framework Accredited Courses including Entry Level qualifications, Asdan and AQA, Students also have the opportunity to work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and take part in the John Muir Conservation Trust.

Targets are set and progress is recorded and evidence collated. Parents and professionals are involved in these
reviews. The Statement is reviewed annually in consultation with parents and representatives from the authority. All young people are encouraged to attend their review but in all cases students are asked to provide their views .

5.b) What specialist services and expertise are available or accessed by the setting/school?

We have an interdisciplinary team consisting of highly skilled and experienced education, care and therapy staff.

As part of their induction all staff undertake a comprehensive induction training programme which includes mandatory training. Staff are given additional training over their
probationary period which is specific to meeting the needs of the students. All staff working in Children’s Residential
services are supported to complete Diploma Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce. Registered Managers are supported to achieve Diploma Level 5 Leadership and
Management in Residential Services. Training is regularly refreshed and any improvements and alterations to best practice are cascaded throughout the school.

We have onsite Speech and Language Therapists and
Occupational Therapists. Our Occupational Therapists work with students to help them carry out the activities that they need or want to do in order to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our Speech and Language Therapists work with our students to give them skills to access learning, skills to
function in society, motivation and confidence to
communicate and the ability to generalise their skills in new settings and environments. In addition the Therapists play an important role in the training of all staff. As part of induction new staff have an introduction into the therapy needs of the students. This is followed by further workshops in which staff develop knowledge, strategies and skills for working with specific areas of Speech and Language, appreciating sensory differences and managing students’ free time.
 
We also have a full time Health and Safeguarding Manager who oversees the well-being and health needs of students.
This includes person centred planning, medication, health issues and mental health issues. We also have excellent links with the local GP practice, Dentist and Opticians in the local town.
 
In addition we have a Consultant Psychotherapist visits the school once a fortnight and a visiting team of Educational Psychologists are in the school once a week.

iii) Prepare for adulthood and independent living?

We understand that changes can be worrying for students and their families and therefore transitions are managed in a timely and sensitive way.

We ensure that students make numerous visits to new settings with their Key Worker. Staff may transfer
departments with the student or receiving staff will have had opportunities to get to know the student and have received training to support their individual needs.

From the age of 14 years we start the transition planning process in liaison with parents and professionals. The process involves considering future options and identifying an appropriate ongoing placement that appropriately meets individual needs.

Throughout their time at the school we work to develop life skills to enable students to become as independent as
possible as they move into adulthood. This includes building their confidence and self-esteem, developing their
communication skills, giving them the ability to self-manage their behaviours and social skills, the ability to keep
themselves safe, developing their ability to take care of personal hygiene and shopping and cooking skills.

 

13. Where can I access further information?

Please call us on 01332 378840 or email info@senadgroup.com

SEN Information Last Updated On: 13/02/2019

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