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An Undershaw Student

At Undershaw our provision is as unique as our learners.

Our student profile is diverse but our learners are likely to present with mild to moderate levels of the following:

  • Processing delays due to acute or chronic medical conditions, hemiplegia or mild cerebral palsy
  • Social communication difficulties (including ASD)
  • Speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Specific learning difficulties, e.g., dyslexia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Medical vulnerabilities
  • Phobias inhibiting school attendance or day to day living, e.g., OCD
  • Refusal to attend school

Given our student profile and the education we wish to provide, we believe that learning:

  • is a life long skill that goes far beyond school days and traditional classroom environments
  • can take place in a variety of settings
  • is more likely to take place effectively when conditions for learning are best matched to a child’s individual needs
  • is more likely to be successful when the young person is involved in planning for his/her learning and has some responsibility for it.

We also recognise that many children in our care have:

  • missed a lot of schooling and have significant gaps in their learning
  • disengaged from all, or some, aspects of their learning or have become disaffected with it
  • lost confidence in their ability to learn
  • have a poor self-image of themselves as learners
  • reluctance to return to some or all aspects of learning for a variety of reasons.

We take pride in our innovative offer. The pillars of our offer are well-documented but what is just as vital to our success is ‘how we do it’.

Testimonials

She’s made friends and really looks forward to coming to school.

Post 16 parent

At all times our family felt supported.

Post 16 parent

J has felt able to put her trust in the school from her very first day.

Post 16 parent

E has many years ahead of him at Undershaw and I am excited about the opportunities he is going to get.

Year 4 parent

The world is kind, because I have now found a better school.

Elliott

Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents too

Year 4 parent

I absolutely have my trust in the leadership team, the wonderful staff and the vision for the school going forward.

Current parent

The emotional support and advice has been wonderful

Year 4 parent

I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality education

Year 4 parent

Our daughter commented to me after her first day that the difference in atmosphere was enormous.

Post 16 parent

Eliminating the impossible