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Bladon House School
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Out of County Specialist Provision

Bladon House School specialises in autism, communication disorders, moderate to severe learning difficulties and associated behavioural difficulties. Through our work, we have also developed skills in achieving significant progress and successful outcomes for children and young people with Prader Willi Syndrome.

We offer day and residential placements ranging from 38 to 52 weeks. We can also offer short breaks and extended days for young people placed with us. Each student has their own learning programme which meets each learner's needs in a holistic way. Our aim is to support all of the young people in our care to find a way of life that suits them, achieve their maximum possible sense of physical and emotional well-being, be able to self-manage their behaviour and develop their independence skills.

Young people receive specialised input from experienced qualified teachers and care staff and an onsite Health Team including Speech and Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

Who to contact

Contact name
Caroline Parker
Contact position
Group Referrals Manager
Telephone
01332 378840
Website
senadgroup.com/.../bladon

Where to go

Name
Bladon House School
Address
Newton Solney
Burton on Trent
Staffordshire
Postcode
DE15 0TA

Other details

Costs

Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
No

Availability

Age ranges
From 8 years to 19 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral details

Please contact us if you are interested in your child having a place at the school.

Caroline Parker
Group Referrals Manager
Tel: 01332 378 840
Email: info@senadgroup.com

Once we have spoken to your local authority we will carry out a multi-disciplinary assessment to confirm that we can meet your child’s needs and if so what education, health and care package would be required. Assessments usually take between one and four days. We will plan your child’s transition with you and professionals to ensure this is as smooth as possible.

International students

The SENAD Group holds a Tier 4 (child) Sponsor Licence which enables us to consider applications for students from overseas.

 For more information please contact: Caroline Eaton, Group Referrals Officer, Tel: 01332 378 840 Email: info@senadgroup.com

Full up-to-date information for the UKVI (United Kingdom Visas and Immigration)/Home Office may be found at https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa

Inclusion details

How we make our service inclusive

Each student is supported by a multi-disciplinary team which includes Care, Education and Therapy. The team sets targets and identifies progress across both academic and non
academic areas. These multi-disciplinary programmes ensure a continuity of approach and skills development through a ‘waking hours’ curriculum. We have a high ratio of staff to students across both education and care and class sizes are small.

All young people have a Placement Plan which includes health and wellbeing. This is reviewed in consultation with the Health and Safeguarding Manager. Each young person is registered with the local GP, Dentist and Opticians. If required they have
access to the CAMHS service. We support young people to be active and eat a healthy diet as this is essential in supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

The experienced staff team receive comprehensive ongoing training to keep them up to date with latest practice. Young people receive specialised input from  an onsite Health Team including Speech and Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

Students who are residential have a Key Worker  who ensures that their needs are met and that their voice is listened to. We also have a visiting independent advocate who will represent young people in meetings.
We have an interdisciplinary team consisting of highly skilled and experienced education, care and therapy staff.

As part of their induction all staff undertake a comprehensive induction training programme which includes mandatory training.  Staff are given additional training over their
probationary period which is specific to meeting the needs of the students. All staff working in Children’s Residential
services are supported to complete Diploma Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce. Registered Managers are supported to achieve Diploma Level 5 Leadership and
Management in Residential Services. Training is regularly refreshed and any improvements and alterations to best practice are cascaded throughout the school.

We have onsite Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Our Occupational Therapists work with students to help them carry out the activities that they need or want to do in order to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our Speech and Language Therapists work with our students to give them skills to access learning, skills to
function in society, motivation and confidence to communicate and the ability to generalise their skills in new settings and environments. In addition the Therapists play an important role in the training of all staff. As part of induction new staff have an introduction into the therapy needs of the students. This is followed by further workshops in which staff develop knowledge, strategies and skills for working with specific areas of Speech and Language, appreciating sensory differences and managing students’ free time.
 
We also have a full time Health and Safeguarding Manager who oversees the well-being and health needs of students.
This includes person centred planning, medication, health issues and mental health issues. We also have excellent links with the local GP practice, Dentist and Opticians in the local town.
 
In addition we have a Consultant Psychotherapist visits the school once a fortnight and a visiting team of Educational Psychologists are in the school once a week.

Staff SEND experience

Each student is supported by a multi-disciplinary team which includes Care, Education and Therapy. The team sets targets and identifies progress across both academic and non
academic areas. These multi-disciplinary programmes ensure a continuity of approach and skills development through a ‘waking hours’ curriculum. We have a high ratio of staff to students across both education and care and class sizes are small.

All young people have a Placement Plan which includes health and wellbeing. This is reviewed in consultation with the Health and Safeguarding Manager. Each young person is registered with the local GP, Dentist and Opticians. If required they have
access to the CAMHS service. We support young people to be active and eat a healthy diet as this is essential in supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

The experienced staff team receive comprehensive ongoing training to keep them up to date with latest practice. Young people receive specialised input from  an onsite Health Team including Speech and Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

Students who are residential have a Key Worker  who ensures that their needs are met and that their voice is listened to. We also have a visiting independent advocate who will represent young people in meetings.
We have an interdisciplinary team consisting of highly skilled and experienced education, care and therapy staff.

As part of their induction all staff undertake a comprehensive induction training programme which includes mandatory training.  Staff are given additional training over their
probationary period which is specific to meeting the needs of the students. All staff working in Children’s Residential
services are supported to complete Diploma Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce. Registered Managers are supported to achieve Diploma Level 5 Leadership and
Management in Residential Services. Training is regularly refreshed and any improvements and alterations to best practice are cascaded throughout the school.

We have onsite Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Our Occupational Therapists work with students to help them carry out the activities that they need or want to do in order to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our Speech and Language Therapists work with our students to give them skills to access learning, skills to
function in society, motivation and confidence to communicate and the ability to generalise their skills in new settings and environments. In addition the Therapists play an important role in the training of all staff. As part of induction new staff have an introduction into the therapy needs of the students. This is followed by further workshops in which staff develop knowledge, strategies and skills for working with specific areas of Speech and Language, appreciating sensory differences and managing students’ free time.
 
We also have a full time Health and Safeguarding Manager who oversees the well-being and health needs of students.
This includes person centred planning, medication, health issues and mental health issues. We also have excellent links with the local GP practice, Dentist and Opticians in the local town.
 
In addition we have a Consultant Psychotherapist visits the school once a fortnight and a visiting team of Educational Psychologists are in the school once a week.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

We have developed strong links with other providers and schools and colleges to ensure that we support our young people to access opportunities in the wider community

Support at key transition points

We understand that changes can be worrying for students and their families and therefore transitions are managed in a timely and sensitive way.

We ensure that students make numerous visits to new settings with their Key Worker. Staff may transfer departments with the student or receiving staff will have had opportunities to get to know the student and have received training to support their individual needs.

From the age of 14 years we start the transition planning process in liaison with parents and professionals. The process involves considering future options and identifying an appropriate ongoing placement that appropriately meets individual needs.

Throughout their time at the school we work to develop life skills to enable students to become as independent as possible as they move into adulthood. This includes building their confidence and self-esteem, developing their communication skills, giving them the ability to self-manage their behaviours and social skills, the ability to keep themselves safe, developing their ability to take care of personal hygiene and shopping and cooking skills.

 

Other local or national support

Please visit our parent resource page on www.senadgroup.com

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

Our complaints procedure is accessible from our website. Please visit www.senadgroup.com

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Last updated: 01/10/2019

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