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Northbrook Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1PR
Phone: 01929 422760
Purbeck View School is a 38 and 52 week mixed-gender residential school for students aged 7-19 with a diagnosis of autism, or whose difficulties place them on the autistic continuum. Day provision is available for students who live close by.
Our students often have complex needs, learning difficulties associated with autism and challenging behaviour. We believe that children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) do not progress and develop if left alone. Only with consistent, appropriate intervention will they learn the skills necessary to achieve their potential in later life.
We offer access to the National Curriculum using modified or differentiated programmes of study where appropriate. In addition we provide vocational training and further education opportunities. Drawing upon our proven expertise in specialist education and 24-hour care, we focus on the development of personal, social, communication and living skills. Multi-disciplinary teams and high staff ratios ensure intensive individual support.
Admission can take place at any time during the school year.
We support our students through a wide range of clinical and therapeutic inputs including:
The schools location in the seaside town of Swanage ensures that integration into the community is a part of daily life. Students have access to all the local amenities, the beautiful Purbeck Hills and coastline trails.
Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Purbeck View School to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility. The agenda comprises:
• Voice of the Child – student feedback
• Head Teachers Highlight Report outlining achievements and challenges and progress against school improvement report
• Outcomes for Children and Young People - Care
• Outcomes for Children and Young People - Education
• Outcomes for Children and Young People - Therapy
• Commercial Performance
• Staffing and Personnel
• Estates report
• IT report
Chair of the board is Anne Marie Carrie who is contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0208 735 6150.
The Governing Board contains key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is welcomed.
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