Special educational needs school

ISP schools strive to help each and every single one of our pupils and young people to reach their potential in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Safe, calm & nurturing

Our schools offers a safe, calm and nurturing learning environment in which pupils are supported to reach their potential. Our holistic, therapeutic approach promotes positive relationships, self-discipline, self-esteem, and resilience, enabling pupils to make excellent progress in line with their learning needs and individual starting points. We are attachment and trauma-informed, so we work sensitively to enable pupils to feel safe, included within the school community, and attend regularly.

Pupils benefit from small, friendly classes – no more than 7 pupils per class – where Teachers and Progress Engagement Guides (PEGs) build trusting relationships, which form the basis for our way of working. Our professional team acknowledges the uniqueness of each pupil by identifying individual strengths and needs and differentiating the curriculum accordingly.

Pupils' needs are regularly reviewed by the SEN team, which includes the Head Teacher, SENCo, and Speech and Language Therapist, and interventions are delivered by all staff in the school.

Personalised curriculum

Our school curriculum challenges and extends our learners, enabling them to develop their personal, emotional, social, and academic skills and knowledge.

We offer a highly innovative and personalised curriculum that is tailored to individual pupil's needs and provides pathways that enable a smooth transition to higher education, training and apprenticeships.

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ISP Polar Re-Start is our specialist education setting for Key Stage 2 pupils, 7-11 year olds with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH), communication and interaction, cognition, and learning needs. This is a small provision with a maximum of 12 pupils with complex needs who often present with challenging behaviours. We offer a safe and nurturing environment, with well trained, supportive staff combined with our therapeutic approach we believe enables our pupils the tools and skills they need to achieve their potential.

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"My child has come on in leaps and bounds at ISP school. The teachers are so helpful and very caring and always keep me in the loop on a daily basis. I cannot say enough good things about this school."


Tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.