Specialist Education

Stratford Lodge's approach to behaviour change is positive and non-aversive. The teaching styles and strategies are developed with Asperger’s Syndrome in mind and are very much led by the needs of the students.


The curriculum is tailored to individual needs and it is supported by Individual Education Plans (IEPs). These plans allow each student to have access to a challenging, broad, relevant and differentiated curriculum that is designed to be Asperger’s Syndrome friendly. Importantly, they form the basis of the four-way partnership between the student, school, family and local authority.


Therapeutic Services


Stratford Lodge makes use of the therapeutic services and the crisis prevention intervention framework. The therapeutic services approach ensures difficulties are detected and allows students to receive support as needed.


Our overall aim is for our multidisciplinary team to work alongside the care and education teams, enabling students to overcome their difficulties and promote their individual strengths.


Student Support


Students are supported by:


✓ High staff ratio of between 1:3 and 1:1

✓ On-site therapeutic team

✓ Weekly personal tutor team


The school day provides opportunities for academic, personal and social skills to be developed. Full use is also made of resources in the local environment.


Our educational programmes allow individuals to engage and participate in activities such as shopping, sports, swimming, horse riding, social skills, library visits and country walks.


Every member of staff is dedicated to help all students achieve their potential through a personalised curriculum. This approach is designed to assist the students develop academic, social and life skills that will enable them to achieve the maximum amount of independence in their adult lives.


Our dedicated team include:

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Teaching assistants

✓ Residential staff

✓ Key workers

✓ Speech & language therapists

✓ Clinical psychologist

✓ Consultant adolescent psychiatrist

✓ Cognitive behaviour therapist

✓ Occupational therapists

✓ Message therapist

✓ School nurse

✓ Dietician