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St Piers School & College

We offer outstanding specialist education for students with neurological conditions and learning disabilities.Set in stunning rural grounds, St Piers School and College provides state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled and dedicated staff, excelling in teaching students with a range of conditions including:

  • autism
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • acquired brain injury
  • behaviour difficulties
  • epilepsy
  • moderate learning difficulties
  • non weight bearing needs
  • profound multiple learning difficulties

Who to contact

Contact Name
Education Liaison Team
Contact Position
Education Liaison Service
Telephone
01342 831202
01342 832243
E-mail
education@youngepilepsy.org.uk
Website
St Piers School & College
Notes

We are currently rated Good by Ofsted in all areas School, Children's Residential, College and Adults Residential

Where to go

Name
St Piers School & College
Address
Young Epilepsy
St Piers Lane
Lingfield
Lingfield
Surrey
Postcode
RH7 6PW
Notes

St Piers School and St Piers College provide education, health and residential services for children and young people aged between five and 25 who have special educational needs, which could include complex conditions. The school and college are part of the national charity Young Epilepsy, which offers a range of services across education, health, care, training and the delivery of information.Students do not have to have Epilepsy to attend St Piers. 

What makes us different is the approach we offer students with education, care and health needs. Our multi-disciplinary team delivers a holistic service. Our medical and therapy staff are based on the campus so we can be very flexible in the care we provide and the young person’s needs can be met immediately, if needed.

 

Our educational experts are supported by our on-site team which includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and play specialists. Our world-renowned neurologists, medical registrars, psychologists and nursing team complement the education and care team to ensure we build the ‘team around the child and young person’. We can provide the support your young person might require without the need to access multiple services in the community. This has the benefit of removing what is often a major cause of anxiety.
 

Our service is tailored to each individual student. We ensure that the level of support the student requires is always available, but our aim is always to work with each individual to ensure they reach their maximum potential and lead as independent a life as possible. 
 

We work with a number of employers and local mainstream colleges to encourage independence and employability for the future. This is something that particularly benefits St Piers College students.
 

Our students have the opportunity to reside on the campus or attend as day students. To cater for the ever-changing needs of children and young people, we offer flexible residential packages from 39 to 52 weeks including a Monday to Friday term-time option. We also offer a short break service for students who require care in the holidays, week days or weekends.
 

Our waking day curriculum means they continue their learning when the school or college day has ended. The young person has the opportunity to get involved in a number of extracurricular activities and groups and there is a regular disco. 

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Initial contact should be made to the Education Liaison Service team, Tel;- 01342 831202, Email:- Education@youngepilepsy.org.uk ,who will manage the referral process for anyone wishing to use our education, health and care services. The team gather information so we can understand your young person’s needs. Our multidisciplinary team assess the documentation following which an informal meeting will be arranged.

When a residential placement is sought, we invite the young person for a two day assessment which involves attending the school or college and spending an overnight stay on one of our residential houses. They would join in the evening activities with other students.

When a day place is sought, the young person is invited to attend a two day assessment. This involves attending lessons and undertaking activities with students of a similar ability. The young person is also assessed by our therapy and medical teams. This allows us to fully understand all their needs and how we could support and develop the young person. Following the assessment, the family will be advised of the decision. If appropriate, a funding request would then be made to the local authority.

Other notes

Our new state of the art school is now open allowing for more non weight bearing students

Local Offer

Description

St Piers School Local Offer

WHAT OUR SERVICE PROVIDES

 St Piers School and St Piers College provide education, health and residential services for children and young people aged between five and 25 who have special educational needs, which often include complex conditions.The school and college are part of the national charity Young Epilepsy, which offers a range of services across education, health, care, training, ground breaking research and the sharing of information and research findings both nationally and internationally.

 What makes us different is the approach we offer students in meeting a broad range of education, care and health needs. Our multi-disciplinary team delivers a holistic service. Our medical and therapy staff are based on the campus so we can be very flexible in the care we provide and the young person’s needs can be met immediately, if needed.

 Our educational experts are supported by our on-site team which includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and play specialists. Our world-renowned neurologists, medical registrars, psychologists and nursing team complement the education and care team to ensure we build a bespoke ‘team around the child and young person’. We can provide the integrated support your young person might require without the need to access multiple services in the community. This has the benefit of removing what is often a major cause of anxiety.

 Our service is tailored to each individual student. We ensure that the level of support the student requires is always available, but our aim is always to work with each individual to ensure they reach their maximum potential and lead as independent a life as possible.

 We work with a large number of employers and local mainstream colleges to encourage independence and develop employability skills for the future. This is something that particularly benefits St Piers College students.

 Our students have the opportunity to reside on the campus or attend as day students. To cater for the ever-changing needs of children and young people, we offer flexible residential packages from 39 to 52 weeks including a Monday to Friday term-time option as well as full time residential care. We also offer a short break service for students who require care in the holidays, week days or weekends.

 Our waking day curriculum means they continue their learning when the school or college day has ended. The young person has the opportunity to get involved in a number of extracurricular activities and groups and there is a regular disco.

 We also provide a range of services aimed at helping the 112,000 children and young people across the UK, living with epilepsy. We are a major provider of epilepsy training for education and health professionals. We also operate a helpline service for anyone requiring information about epilepsy and produce a range of informative books on the subject.

1. How does St Piers School and College know if children and young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child or young person may have special educational needs?

 National charity Young Epilepsy operates St Piers School and St Piers College. Both the school and college provide specialist education provision.

 Students come from across the UK. They can attend on a day basis or 38/39 week and 52 week residential basis or as day students. Short term placements are also available. We cater for children and young people between the ages of five and 25.

 Students that use our services have a range of conditions including:

Autism

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Behaviour Difficulties

Down’s Syndrome

Epilepsy

Profound and multiple learning difficulties

and a vast array of other associated medical and neurological conditions.

 Each child/young person is fully assessed prior to admission by our experienced and highly trained multi disciplinary team to ensure we can meet their needs and that all needs are catered for. Each member of the team will have detailed knowledge of each student. The team works closely with parents and with each other.

2. How will school / college staff support my child/young person?

 Support is provided to students by our multi-disciplinary team. The team delivers a holistic service that meets the young person’s education, care and health needs. Our medical and therapy staff are based on the campus so we can be very flexible in the care we provide and the young person’s needs can be met immediately.

 With a high ratio of staff to pupils, sometimes 2:1 or 1:2 but more often 1:1 and classes between 5 and 8 students, all staff have comprehensive training, focussing on the specialist knowledge necessary to support the complex needs of our students.

 St Piers School and St Piers College have a combined Education Governing Body. It features parents/carers, educational staff, residential care staff plus representatives from the business world to ensure that future employability of students is always given due consideration.

 St Piers School and St Piers College constantly monitor students’ progress to ensure they are progressing and also to make sure the provision offered meets their needs.

 The Annual Review process reviews the Statement and objectives and provides information on progress made – assessment is carefully recorded and analysed. Governors monitor progress through KPIs and reports on progress being made.

3. How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s/young person’s needs?

 Each student’s needs and abilities are assessed by our multi-disciplinary team. We create an individually tailored programme of education and provide a ‘waking day’ curriculum wherein learning opportunities are planned both during the day and in the residential setting. Every student has targets set for each area of the curriculum which are constantly monitored, assessed and reviewed.

 In the College an individualised curriculum is set for each student which combines, core skills, employability skills as well as vocational and life skills. All students have periods of work experience. These are planned carefully to take into account the interests and aspirations of students as well as their assessed aptitudes and abilities. Progress in achieving targets is monitored carefully throughout the year assessment carefully recorded analysed and reported on at regular intervals

In the School teaching staff and care staff set the Individual Education Plans (IEP) which are monitored closely by the Head of School. These are reviewed regularly and as and when targets are achieved during the year. A meeting between therapy, care and the School or College is held at the beginning of each year to discuss and set the IEP and parents and local authorities are also fully consulted.

4. How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s/young person’s learning?

 The progress of all students is monitored closely, both against personal targets and national data collected from other specialist schools and colleges. We have a formal system of reviews in place to ensure the young person is progressing and developing in line with their individual learning plan and learning targets set. We always immediately revise the plan if the student’s needs change to ensure that the targets are realistic but challenging.

 Parents/carers are always consulted and made aware of progress, problems that might emerge and of how they can help their child to continue to learn. Throughout the year there is a programme of meetings about students, their plans and progress to which parents are invited. The Annual Review meeting is the main, formal meeting to review progress. Parents, carers and Local Authority officials are invited to these meetings. On an ongoing basis, House Managers and Teachers maintain close contact with parents throughout.

 Regular reports on progress are produced and shared with parents and carers.

 Education doesn’t stop at the end of the school or college day and so we welcome

engagement, input and support from parents/carers and plan activities which will extend learning into all settings.

 All students in the school have a ‘day book’ that outlines what progress has been made during the day and what home learning is required. Wherever appropriate, parents/carers would be encouraged to oversee and get involved with home learning.

5. What support will there be for my child’s/young person’s overall well being?

 Considerable support is available for the young person. Our education specialists will do all they can to help the young person reach their full potential. In addition to this our therapy, health and medical specialists will meet any medical or health needs the young person has while our care staff will provide pastoral care. This includes providing a listening ear and emotional support.

 Young Epilepsy has a world-class medical centre providing 24 hour medical care. The organisation is unique because our therapists and multi-disciplinary team are based on site so we can bring support and care to the child instead of having to take them off site. A local GP visits twice weekly.

 There are also student councils in both St Piers School and St Piers College ensuring the student voices are heard and action is taken accordingly. This process is carefully monitored by Governors to ensure that students are fully involved in decision making.

 Young Epilepsy has an excellent Safeguarding Team and processes for ensuring that the safety of all students is maintained as an absolute priority. There are excellent reporting and monitoring systems that are rigorously applied.

6. What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school / college?

 Our multi-disciplinary team delivers a holistic service. Our medical and therapy staff are based on the campus so we can be very flexible in the care packages we provide and the young person’s needs can be met immediately if necessary. Young Epilepsy

 

Contact Name
Education Liaison Team
Contact Telephone
01342 831202
Contact Email
education@youngepilepsy.org.uk
Links
Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood(16+)
Secondary (11-15 years)
Primary (5-10 years)
Last updated: 11/11/2019
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