It is a pleasure to welcome you to Welcombe Hills, a 3 – 19 special needs school in Stratford upon Avon, which, together with Arden Fields in Henley in Arden, forms the South Warwickshire Academy Trust. Our school has two separate sites: the main site on Blue Cap Road, and our Sixth Form Hub in Drayton Avenue. We are an inclusive school with a team of staff who have the specialist knowledge and skills to meet the needs of our students. Our school is generic and includes students who have a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: complex Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
At Welcombe Hills, we are committed to providing the best possible education for our students and we are passionate about providing them with meaningful and challenging learning experiences that promote their development and independence. We focus on holistic development through a flexible curriculum which has been personalised to meet every individual’s learning needs and style. There is a wide range of expertise throughout school, from our highly skilled teachers and teaching assistants to a range of learning support teams offering therapies, including: nurture, hydrotherapy, sensory processing and communication support. Our teachers lead their class teams using shared goals that are informed by parents, families, NHS therapists and multi-agency support teams.
As Head, I feel privileged to be leading a highly committed team of staff who are dedicated, knowledgeable, caring, highly skilled and full of enthusiasm. Our staff closely work together to provide a curriculum and learning environment that engage, motivates and enthuse our young learners. At Welcombe Hills School, we aim to provide a safe and happy place where our young learners can become more independent and where they can learn to communicate and thrive within their local community.