We work extensively with Speech and Language therapy colleagues to develop pupils’ communication to ensure that our pupils use communication systems that are well-matched to their profile of need and give them the best possible opportunity to engage meaningfully with the world around them. Staff are encouraged to build in meaningful opportunities for pupils to make choices as much as possible throughout their day.
As well as this we work closely with businesses in the Surbiton and Tolworth area to promote our pupils’ talents, working to reinforce learning and to positively address some of the misconceptions that may prevent young people with disabilities from fully accessing their local community. The promotion of pupil voice is a key part of our safeguarding offer.
We also have a School Council where pupils actively get involved in decision making
Our School Council meets regularly and plays an active part in shaping the way we move forward as a school. See below for how the School Council works and some of the key achievements.