Residence and Pastoral Care
Springfield House School is a residential special school, which means that it has a residential unit open on week days during term time. Residence is based in the Lodge which can accommodate up to ten children at a time, in its two wings. Residence is a flexible arrangement for between one and four nights a week, reviewed on a regular basis. Children sometimes have residence identified on their Statement of SEN, but usually a referral is made when professionals working closely with the child feel that residence would benefit the child educationally.
During residence children are supported by experienced and skilled Care Team members who know them well as they also work with them during the school day. Residence means that children are able to be with their friends, participate in exciting and enriching activities, develop their life skills and grow in confidence and self-esteem. Pupils frequently ask to stay in residence because they recognise it as a great opportunity for positive social relationships and ordinary aspects of childhood which may have been difficult for them before.
Here are some recent comments about residence at Springfield House:
“Excellent service and care, seeing a big improvement on the residential side for my child” – Parent
“Positive and enthusiastic, child-centred and holistic” – Local Authority commissioning manager
“The residential provision absolutely fulfils the aim of the school to provide a nurturing environment…clearly makes a tremendous difference to children’s lives” – Ofsted inspector
If you have any questions about residence at Springfield House, please feel free to contact Stuart Broadaway, Principal Care Co-ordinator, at the school, and he will be happy to help you.