Smallbrook School is a Specialist School catering for pupils aged seven to eighteen who have Special Educational Needs (SEN), especially Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH)
The school has facilities for and can accommodate up to 50 boys and girls with EHC plans on a non-residential basis.
Children are admitted from year five. Each group is usually taught by one teacher and one Special Support Assistant. The high staff to pupil ratio within classrooms is recognition that pupils coming to Smallbrook School have a range of learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties which require a significantly higher level of support.
The education we provide gives our young people the experience of achievement as well as the qualifications they need to get on in the world.
The school promotes a safe and supportive learning environment in which pupils are valued and can clearly see our high expectations of them.
Older pupils have the opportunity to access our specialist vocational training courses to pursue nationally accredited qualifications, such as motor mechanics, catering, construction and hairdressing within a purpose-designed learning environment.
We operate an integrated approach to care, education and clinical services ensuring that all staff know exactly what’s going on in a young person’s life and can tailor their approach accordingly.
In the classroom, we use praise, positive role modelling, behaviour management techniques and intervention strategies. Our young people work towards individual educational targets which are reviewed and monitored on an ongoing basis with the support of a school counsellor.