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HONESTY
EMPATHY
ASPIRATION
RESPECT
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welcome TO PETHERTON PARK SCHOOL

I am privileged to be the Head Teacher of Petherton Park School and to support children and young people who have experienced difficulties in other educational settings to achieve their individual potential.

As an independent co-educational specialist provision, we specialise in supporting students from KS 2-4 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and associated challenges. We create bespoke learning packages to meet individual needs.

Our students are the centre of everything we do; we believe that all children should achieve academically, socially and emotionally.

Through promoting equality throughout our school, we recognise individual differences and celebrate diversity, we provide support and education to meet the needs of each individual child or young person, enabling them to achieve nationally recognised qualifications, develop key skills, strengths and resilience, thus promoting personal wellbeing and a secure future.

Our ethos embraces the Phoenix values of honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect and teamwork; thus, we employ a wide range of approaches to ensure learning is equitable, interesting, engaging and relevant.

I look forward to celebrating the progress of our students.

Jamie Wright
Head Teacher

“Leaders and staff prioritise and promote pupils’ welfare. There is a culture of vigilance, because leaders have ensured that safeguarding pupils is everyone’s priority. Staff receive regular training and updates that support them in this work. They report concerns quickly and appropriately.”

Ofsted December 2018

DELIVERING OUR VALUES

At Petherton Park School, the individual needs of our students are at the heart of all that we do.

We work closely with our children/young people, their families and professionals to create bespoke programmes of learning for students, which are tailored to their education, social and emotional needs, supporting them to achieve their full potential. This means that we deliver a personalised curriculum, which, where possible, acknowledges the national curriculum and meets the individual needs of our students, whilst also supporting them to meet the outcomes identified in their EHCPs.

To achieve this, every student has an individual Pathway Plan and Provision Map which identifies their areas of need and how we can best address them, both in terms of staff approach and the curriculum that they are provided.  Our goal is to provide access to the best academic outcomes possible as well as preparing our students for adulthood and the next stage of their education by equipping them with the skills required to achieve personal success.

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OUR CURRICULUM INTENT

Petherton Park School supports children and young people between the ages of 7 and 16 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties and associated challenges.

As a caring learning environment, students are able to experience positive learning opportunities, enabling them to develop their full potential socially, emotionally, academically and physically; becoming happy, confident and valued members of society.

  • Overcome
  • Encourage
  • Develop
  • Access
  • Individual
  • Potential

To overcome student’s barriers to learning and help them to be successful learners.

To encourage and support personal growth and self-reliance in a spirit of co-operation whilst re-engaging students with learning and building their confidence and self-esteem.

To develop basic skills in communication, literacy, numeracy and decision making, so that they can function in adult life and prepare them for the world of work, independent living and to take their place as active citizens in the UK.

Ensure that all Students have access to a broad, balanced and appropriately individualised curriculum that is personalised to their own particular learning needs.

Deliver a curriculum that is designed to address the individual development, sensory, physical, personal, social, and emotional and communication needs of every student.

To make learning an enjoyable experience which develops students as fully rounded individuals and enables them to explore their talents and interests and achieve their potential.

REFERRALS & ADMISSIONS

Student intake to Petherton Park School is determined through an assessment process. Parents and Social Workers are welcome to contact the school for more information once you have read our prospectus. We take applications at all points of the year.

  • STAGE 1
  • STAGE 2
  • STAGE 3
  • STAGE 4
  • STAGE 5
  • Parents/Carers/Social Worker/Placements team contact school for information.
  • Parents/Carers inform Local Authority of their school preferences.
  • Local authority consults Petherton Park School.
  • Senior leadership team assesses whether student needs can be met.
  • Further information may be required at this stage.
  • Home visit or School visit arranged.
  • Parents/Carers and Student invited for admissions interview.
  • Final decision made by Senior leadership team.
  • Local Authority informed of decision and education package agreed.
  • Admission Pack sent out to parents/carers to be completed and signed.
  • Individual risk assessment and positive behavioural support plan created.
  • All information added to School Information Systems.
  • Transport arranged through the Local Authority.
  • Clear transition plan created.
  • Student starts at Petherton Park School.
  • Baseline assessments commence.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

We work closely with our children/young people, their families and professionals to create bespoke programmes of learning for students, which are tailored to their educational and social and emotional needs, supporting them to achieve their full potential. This means that we deliver a personalised curriculum, which, where possible, acknowledges the national curriculum and meets the individual needs of our students, whilst also supporting them to meet the outcomes identified in their EHCPs.

To achieve this, every student has an individual education plan which identifies their areas of need and how we can best address them, both in terms of staff approach and the curriculum that they are provided.  Our goal is to provide access to the best academic outcomes possible as well as preparing our students for adulthood and the next stage of their education by equipping them with the skills required to achieve personal success.

REFERRALS

Our proprietors Phoenix Learning and Care, welcome enquiries for placements in any of our services.

Please call us on 03330 150331 or email referrals@plcl.org.uk

We will provide an initial response to all enquiries as soon as possible, advising the options available and indicative dates of admission.

The referrals team can discuss the local offer and where appropriate, put you in contact with the respective Registered Manager or Head Teacher to discuss the practical areas in greater detail.

The Young Person and/or Student are openly encouraged to visit along with parents, guardians or Social Workers to see if the placement is suitable.

Once the placement is confirmed, we work to ensure a smooth transition including the completion of required documentation.