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Brookfields School - a little about us

Students in art classBrookfields School is a large, thriving and dynamic special school in West Berkshire offering an ‘outstanding’ (OfSTED 2010) education for pupils aged from 2 to 19 who have a learning difficulty.  The school is able to offer tailored, personalised education programmes to meet the unique and individual needs of pupils with Moderate, Severe, Complex or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. In addition to a learning difficulty, some of the pupils we support may have additional needs such as ASD, ADHD, sensory impairments or a physical impairment.

Brookfields School Equalities Statement

All pupils at the school are offered a broad, balanced, stimulating and relevant curriculum regardless of their background, culture or ability. Each pupil is valued for who they are and what they bring to the school. We appreciate and celebrate the richness of diversity within the school community as well as the wider community. Through the work we do across the school on developing Values , we actively promote the importance of tolerance, co-operation, courage, determination, friendship and respect. Through this approach, pupils develop independence, confidence and  integrity which prepares them for their future lives.

Students outsideWe deliver our pupil centred approach through the school's multi-disciplinary team consisting of the parents, class room staff, speech therapists, physiotherapists, OT, MOVE practitioners, and school nurse.  We are a highly regarded resource offering a cutting edge approach to the education of pupils with ASD through our development of the REACh (Relationship Education for the Autistic Child)curriculum and also to pupils who have sensory impairments through the school's Sensory Resource.  A well established ABSS (Autism and Behavioural Support Service) team work in school and also with families from mainstream schools.

The school is unique as we have a range of services available for parents and professionals to use such as our highly regarded training courses; our SISS (Specialist Inclusion Support Services)  where we are able to offer advice and support for statemented pupils in a mainstream setting; support from qualified and highly skilled staff outside of the traditional school day.

The Specialist School status (although no longer in place) initiative enabled the school to enhance the  opportunities available to both staff and pupils – we had a brand new state-of-the-art drama studio; a specialist literacy assistant to develop pupils reading skills; a woodwork technician to work alongside pupils to assist them with Brookfields Enterprise Education; an aroma therapist and masseur for pupils with complex needs and a specialist numeracy assistant to enhance the teaching of maths and numeracy skills.

Brookfields School is proud to be connected with a range of community partners who actively support the work we undertake.  A large part of our work is to offer our services and expertise in the area of SEN to other mainstream schools.  We offer a wide range of training courses and consultancy in many areas of SEN such as raising disability awareness in local businesses and schools.

Some of Our Partners

  • Denefield School
  • Downsway Primary School
  • Westwood Farm Junior School
  • Parents and carers of children and young people with SEN
  • Microsoft
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • Talentino!
  • MOVE Partnership
  • Reading College
  • Newbury College
  • BCA
  • Schools from Gloucestershire, Norwich and Nottingham

 

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