The Learning Environment & Partner Agencies
The school benefits from a wonderful outdoor environment which includes playground equipment, outdoor gym, a trampoline, a swing and a multi use games area. We have an extensive Forest School area that is fully accessible. In addition we have a memorial garden, orchard and allotment area at the back of school. This gives the students lots of opportunities to take part in outdoor education and we are developing our curriculum this year to incorporate aspects of forest schools.
The school is set over 2 sites, Heaton Moor and Cheadle Heath (P16). At Heaton Moor site the Sensory (PMLD) Departmnet has its own area and a sensory garden is n devlopment (Spring 2023), we have a superb Emersive LEarning Environemnt (Drama Studio), Cookery room and light rooms.
Performing Arts has always been a strength of the school. This, together with P.E, cookery, community links and work related learning, are areas of the curriculum which students really enjoy and which motivates them to learn and achieve.
The vast majority of our students need input from a team of professionals. The Heaton multi disciplinary team consists of teachers, teaching assistants, individual support workers, and the school nursing service. In addition, there are a team of therapists based on site each week including speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, Sensory Support Teachers, Music Tharapist CCDLT, CAMS and NHS Nursing staff. .
The support of an Educational Psychologist is available when required. HYMS, a Consultant Paediatrician, continence nurse and dietician also liaise with school and parents. Orthotics clinics also run in school and wheelchair services can see students in school.
We also work daily with the Childrens with Disability team at Social Services, who can assess children’s needs and give advice and support regarding other services. We have an effective Team Around the School (TAS) that supports children, parents and carers who may require additional support.
If your child is in year 5 or 6 and you are considering a place for your child at our school, please contact Karen Meese, Deputy Headteacher and KS3 Lead, at school to arrange a visit.