Welcome to Bladon House School
Bladon House School specialises in autism, speech and language disorders, moderate to
severe learning difficulties and associated behavioural difficulties. Through our work we also have also developed skills in achieving significant progress and successful outcomes for
children and young people with Prader Willi Syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance. We work with pupils aged 5 to 19 years. We are able to offer a range of placement options including:
- Day placements
- Weekly: Residential (Monday–Friday)
- Termly: 38 week residential
- Full: 52 week residential
- Extended Termly: 39-52 week residential with additional weeks as
per individual placement agreement
- Short Breaks: for young people placed with us
- Extended days: for young people placed with us
We have an Inter - Disciplinary approach which ensures that individual needs are met, and programmes developed to ensure that students are encouraged to attain to the best of their ability.
Our aims are to enable young people to:
- Find a way of life which suits them
- Achieve the maximum possible sense of physical and emotional well-being
- Behave less often in ways that are generally regarded as socially unacceptable and have maximum opportunities for inclusion
- Achieve their maximum potential level of independence
These are interconnecting and overarching aims which we endeavour to achieve through a range of policies and procedures meant to ensure we always have the:
- pupil at the centre of all planning and, whenever possible, is involved in developing and evaluating his/her programme.
- provide a respectful and responsive environment that acknowledges that all pupils are individuals with their own specific strengths and needs, likes and dislikes.
- provide a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the waking day.
- explore "Choice" with pupils in a manner consistent with their understanding.
- have a culture in which pupils achieve and this achievement is celebrated.
- work with and support pupils families.
- meet individual pupils cultural and spiritual needs.
- place emphasis on the development of pupils communication skills so that each has:
Opportunities to communicate
A system(s) of communication e.g. VOCA, symbols, signs
- provide an environment that keeps pupils safe and one which responds immediately to child protection, concerns or complaints and bullying issues.
- provide a range of social settings/relationships in which pupils can develop their social interaction skills.
- provide opportunities for regular exercise within the waking day curriculum and support individual pupils interests.
- meet medical needs in liaison with local services – G.P., Physiotherapist, Forensic
Psychiatrist, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Dentist and Optician.
- provide a healthy and balanced diet and meet individual dietary requirements taking account of individual preferences, medical and cultural issues.
- develop individual behaviour plans with specialist support which:
Identify strategies of support
- Emphasise the development of new skills, specifically communication, social skills and self management.
- develop individual programmes based on a thorough assessment of skills and with clearly defined individual targets for progression which are regularly evaluated.
- carry out comprehensive risk assessments.
- provide routine and structure, with emphasis on the use of visual strategies of support.
- provide adaptive equipment if required.
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