Sandside Lodge is a special school catering for pupils aged between two and nineteen who have a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan.
All our pupils have learning difficulties and many have additional and complex needs including such as autism, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School Level 2.
The school is supported by
- a physiotherapist
- speech therapist
- a school nurse.
- an occupational therapist and
- social care teams as required
Key influences in the school are promoting pupils independence and learning in the community. Teaching and learning takes place both in the school building and in the local community with the pupils being taught that they have a role, a place and a voice in all things they do.
"Students trust the adults and they become confident in trying new experiences."
"Students’ behaviour is outstanding."
"Teachers take great care to plan for the individual needs of students"
Our Local Offer
Support and Help for All
To best suit the needs of our students we have developed our own Thematic Curriculum. Read all about it here.
There are three distinct populations in the school;
pupils who start school with us generally have higher and more complex needs.
Some of whom join us at year 7.
Even more students join us at the age of 16 and currently about a third of the school is in the 6th Form.
We are hoping to appoint a new Teaching Assistant this month to start work in September. See here