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Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre - SENAD Group

Summary
Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 5 to 19 years with Specific Language Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders, all of whom experience complex speech, language and communication needs. We also have expertise in working with children and young people with Acquired Brain Injury.


Description

Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 5 to 19 years with Specific Language Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders, all of whom experience complex speech, language and communication needs.

We also have expertise in working with children and young people with Acquired Brain Injury.

 

 

 

 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Caroline Eaton
Contact Position
Group Referrals Manager
Telephone
01332 378 840
E-mail
info@senadgroup.com
Website
www.senadgroup.com

Where to go

Name
Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre
Address
Alderwasley
Belper
Derbyshire
Postcode
DE56 2SR

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Day and flexible residential placements available

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
No
Cater for special dietary requirements
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
Lactose intolerant
Nut allergy
Diabetic
Gluten free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities details
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
ADD/ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes
Culture/ethnicities accommodated
All

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
From £1,655 Per week
Details
Annual Fee from £62,900
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

 

If you are interested in your child having a place at the school. Please get in touch.

 

We will carry out a multi-disciplinary assessment to confirm that we can meet your child’s needs, determining the education, health and care packages required. Assessments usually take between one and four days. We will plan your child’s transition with you and relevant professionals to ensure this is as smooth as possible.

 

Age Range
5 years to 18 years
Facilities
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Parking
  • Musical Instruments
  • Schools
  • Extended Services school
  • Sensory Room
  • Garden
  • Catering facilities
  • ICT Facilities
  • Visual aids
  • Transport

Local Offer

Description

Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 5 to 19 years with Specific Language Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders, all of whom experience complex speech, language and communication needs. We also have expertise in working with children and young people with Acquired Brain Injury.

The School and Sixth Form Centre are located on separate sites within five miles of each other and are situated in Derbyshire, close to the towns of Matlock, Belper and Wirksworth. The City of Derby is also within easy access.

The aim of all aspects of the curriculum is to prepare students for adult life by fulfilling their social and academic potential. Young people are supported to develop and achieve academic and vocational plans, develop independent living skills and a clear sense of identity enabling them to contribute to society in adult life.

The individual needs of students, as set out in their are met through Therapy and educational programmes, underpinned by high quality care.

We have a multi-disciplinary team approach which includes Teachers, Therapists, Care Staff and Specialist Support Staff. This ensures that all areas of our students’ needs are met. Any difficulties are addressed quickly and effectively and our students’ progress is constantly monitored. In addition we can ensure effective liaison with parents and placing Local Authorities.

We have a very high ratio of staff to students across both education and care. Class sizes are very small. Ongoing regular training ensures that staff are proactive and flexible in meeting students’ needs.

Younger students, aged 5 to 11 years are taught in our Primary Centre. They are taught by a very small number of familiar staff and follow a primary curriculum.

At Key Stage 3, young people gradually begin to widen their sphere of familiar staff and access a greater range of specialist resource bases. When they reach Key Stage 4, young people will follow individualised timetables incorporating Entry Level and GCSE subjects along with a range of other subjects which are taught in tutor groups.

Our Sixth Form Centre offers post 16 students a highly individualised educational, therapeutic and residential programme aimed at addressing the transition from Key Stage 4 to adulthood.

Contact Name
Caroline Eaton
Contact Telephone
01332 378840
Contact Email
info@senadgroup.com
Links

SEN Provision Type
Specialist

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

 

 

 

Do you operate a waiting list? 
No
Staffing arrangements 
Able to assist children/young people to access all activities and services
Staffing arrangements details 

We have a multi-disciplinary team approach which includes Teachers, Therapists, Care Staff and Specialist Support Staff. This ensures that all areas of our students’ needs are met. Any difficulties are addressed quickly and effectively and our students’ progress is constantly monitored. In addition we can ensure effective liaison with parents and placing Local Authorities.

We have a very high ratio of staff to students across both education and care. Class sizes are very small. Ongoing regular training ensures that staff are proactive and flexible in meeting students’ needs.

Younger students, aged 5 to 11 years are taught in our Primary Centre. They are taught by a very small number of familiar staff and follow a primary curriculum.

At Key Stage 3, young people gradually begin to widen their sphere of familiar staff and access a greater range of specialist resource bases. When they reach Key Stage 4, young people will follow individualised timetables incorporating Entry Level and GCSE subjects along with a range of other subjects which are taught in tutor groups.

Our Sixth Form Centre offers post 16 students a highly individualised educational, therapeutic and residential programme aimed at addressing the transition from Key Stage 4 to adulthood.

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

As part of their induction all staff undertake a comprehensive 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 a large onsite team of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. The Therapy team work with the students to address individual needs to provide strategies to access learning, to lead healthy and fulfilling lives and to communicate effectively and with confidence. The team involve staff and parents in the provision to ensure consistency of approach and success. In addition the Therapists play an important role in training staff and parents. 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 need.

In addition we have an integrated Mental Health Team comprising two Psychotherapists who provide weekly support for staff and where necessary, the school has access to a local Educational Psychologist.

We also have a Health Promotions Manager who oversees the well-being, medical and health needs of students. We have excellent links with the local GP practice, Dentist and Opticians.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Parent training
Directly with parents/carers
Learning events
Progress updates provided

Last Updated
16/05/2018
Keywords
SEN, SEND, Disabilities, Disability, Learning, Education, Residential, Specialist, Support
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