Southlands School

Executive Principal

Karen Gaster

Telephone: 01590 675350

"I am pleased to welcome you on behalf of the students and staff of Southlands School. The process of moving to a new school can be a daunting experience, and thinking about a move to a specialist residential school will no doubt fill your minds with many questions. We will all do our best to inform and help you with this important decision and ensure any transition to Southlands School is as easy as possible."


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0800 138 1184


Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Southlands School to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility.


The agenda comprises of:


✓ 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 Naseem Akhtar who is contactable on


The Governance Board contain key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is always welcomed.