Culverhill School

Supported by a multi-academy trust ENABLE TRUST

Culverhill is a special school that provides a high quality and holistic education for 135 pupils with complex learning difficulties aged 7-16 in South Gloucestershire. Our curriculum is a balanced mix of academic subjects, vocational, life-skills and employability learning, personal development and emotional health and well-being support which aims to equip our children and young people for healthy, happy, fulfilling, independent lives and the skills to gain meaningful work as they become young adults.

We aim to establish an educational community built on trust, respect, openness, honesty, compassion, excellent communication, integrity and a deep sense of doing what is right for our pupils.

All of our pupils have an Educational Health Care Plan which reflect moderate to severe learning difficulties plus a range of additional needs. We understand how our children learn best and how to embrace the challenges they face so we maximise their learning potential.

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Our young people are taught in small classes using practical, flexible and creative approaches which take account of their preferred learning styles. Learning is broken down into small steps with lots of visual, tactile and sensory clues with many opportunities for generalisation, reinforcement and consolidation. We personalise the pupils’ learning experiences, making them fun and exciting to ensure they engage and make the best progress possible. We have a highly dedicated, passionate and creative team of staff, all who work tirelessly in the best interests of our pupils no matter what their role in the school. Each class has a teacher and two teaching assistants which enables each pupil to maximise their learning and development whilst encouraging their independence, resilience and self-confidence.

All of our young people have communication and interaction difficulties and need additional support either in terms of their speech and language development or in knowing what is the appropriate thing to say in different social situations. They need help with recognising and expressing feelings appropriately and in building relationships with others. Our curriculum, therefore, has a strong focus on speech, language and communication, social and emotional development and well-being. This academic year we are introducing the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme in Year 9, extending this in future years to Years 10 and 11.

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Contact name:
Mr Andrew Buckton
01454 553001
Kelston Close
Yate Bristol BS37 8SZ
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