Welcome to Sandwell Learning Centre
- ADHD, ASD, Asp, SEMH
- 8-19 yrs
- 52 Week
- Boys & Girls
- Good Provider
About Sandwell Learning Centre
Located in the South East, our fully integrated therapeutic, education and care provides our small group of young people with the perfect back drop to release their full potential.
A big warm welcome to our website
Sandwell Learning Centre is a vibrant, happy learning environment supported by our staff team, who bring a vast range of skills and expertise to support our pupils to achieve their very best. We use a racing car analogy that features in every aspect of our daily lives; the pupils are the drivers in charge of their journey, and the staff team take on the role of the pit crew, who are the facilitators and support progress and transition.
We promote seven strands of ethical education into our curriculum - trust, wisdom, kindness, justice, service, courage and optimism. These enable pupils to enjoy learning, make progress, achieve, and become confident in leading healthy and fulfilling lives and make a positive contribution to our society.
We are here to help parents, carers, social workers and local authorities in their search for the right provision for young people. If you feel that you would like to know more or to arrange a visit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Head Teacher, Andrew Southwell
Aims and ethos
We are committed to providing our pupils with a caring, positive and welcoming learning environment where they can achieve their full potential in their education and develop their social communication.
Our broad curriculum allows pupils to pursue both academic and vocational paths allowing individuals to strive in their areas of strength.
We are committed to the following principles:
- To respect the value of all individual pupils and staff
- To provide the highest standards of care and education
- To ensure safety, security and opportunities for success
Our Integrated Therapeutic Offer allows us to provide sector leading standards of education, therapeutic support and care for small groups of young people, all on one site. This approach mirrors that of a traditional children’s home and school relationship, but considers the additional support required by young people with significant special educational needs. The young people will live in a children’s home located on-site. These purpose built homes provide an extremely high quality living experience for young people.
We offer a complete package of residential care, in conjunction with our on-site learning centre, that consistently allows children to realise their potential, both academically and socially. Each young person is closely supported throughout their school day and home life. There are strong links between the children’s home and learning centre to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved for each young person and that all of their social, educational and therapeutic needs are met.
The unique characteristic of an integrated provision is the delivery of ‘wrap around’ care, education and therapy to all young people, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Awards and accreditations
Our school at a glance
Highly personalised, structured curriculum with a full range of nationally accredited qualifications including GCSEs and vocational qualifications
A comprehensive learning centre with a range of specialist teaching facilities equipped with state of the art technological resources to engage young people and develop skills and confidence.
On-site Therapeutic Services Team that includes an Accredited Counsellor, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Educational Psychologist, and a Speech and Language Therapist.
Purpose built, high quality children’s homes, all with en-suite facilities and a range of reception/living areas, furnished and equipped to the highest standards
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.
Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.