2017 Witherslack Group Conference: supporting you and your child

Our Witherslack Group Conference aims to support parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs by sharing specialist advice and practical support.

This year we have another fantastic line-up of speakers offering a wide range of experience and expertise.  Our keynote speaker will be Dr Tony Lloyd, a Child Psychotherapist and CEO of the ADHD Foundation.  Dr Lloyd’s presentation will focus on managing anxiety and improving sleeping habits.

Find out more here 

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Our Mission

We consistently provide the highest standards of education and care for children and young people with complex special educational needs. This is achieved through an ethos of high aspiration, placement stability from our ‘team around the child’ approach, unique in-school therapy solutions and our inspiring environments.

These factors all combine to optimise life opportunities for children and young people, give confidence to parents and carers and deliver unmatched value for local authorities.

Our Story

As one of the most aspirational and innovative education and care providers in the UK, we are continuing to grow and extend our services and support, whilst at the same time further develop our existing schools and children’s homes to remain among the very best in the sector.

Learn more about our story and how we are evolving with the momentum of a great history behind us and a bright future ahead.

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  • 90% of our pupils make at least expected progress against mainstream expectations

  • All of our leavers go on to further education, training or employment

  • The percentage of our schools that are judged good or outstanding by Ofsted 100%

  • Number of qualifications available to our pupils 62

James' Journey

James’ journey is a truly inspiring one. He is a former pupil at our Chilworth House Lower and Upper Schools and is now a member of the staff team at our Avon Park School, where he has become a role model and inspiration to many of the pupils. Here he gives his own account of his unique and ongoing journey.

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