Applications for Secondary Schools
The Admissions briefings that normally take place in September have been postponed for now due to the ongoing issues presented by Covid 19.
With that in mind here is some additional information for Year 6 parents regarding transition to Secondary School.
You may already be aware of the planned new special school for the Isle of Sheppey. The school is hoping to open for September 2022 but due to delays in the process for the building of the school, the school may not now be able to open until 2023, however everything is being done to open the school as soon as possible. The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust were appointed to run the school. The Trust is very experienced in running excellent schools and you will be able to find out about schools that they already run via this link: http://www.sabden.org.uk/
The school is due to open as a Secondary School for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties with autism spectrum conditions or social communication difficulties. It is planned that once established, consultation will take place to open a primary department in the future.
As part of the Trust’s development of the curriculum and preparation to open the new school, they are keen to consult with parents and carers who are willing to engage with a short questionnaire that can be done via phone or zoom. Gareth Lucas from the Trust will conduct the research and provide an independent report to SABDEN MAT. He is experienced in managing research and consultations and is an experienced headteacher. We are asking whether you can either identify parents that have children with aspects of SEMH, Autism or related needs and who would be happy to talk to Gareth, or to put something in your newsletter or on your school’s website encouraging parents to contact Gareth either via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via his mobile: 07809657589.