Westfield House School caters for children who have been excluded from mainstream school for exhibiting challenging behaviour. Such behaviours are usually compounded by many factors, which include diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Condition, ADHD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Some students have significant attachment disorders and some have been recorded as previously engaging in risk taking behaviours. This means we expect all staff to remain vigilant to maintaining the students’safety and welfare.
All our existing students have previously experienced significant and prolonged periods of disengagement and/or disaffection in their previous schooling. Many students have significant difficulties in regulating their emotional responses and managing any resulting negative behaviours. This has impacted negatively upon their previous levels of achievement and motivation to succeed at school. We are committed to countering any such experiences and making sure all students’ are engaged in a meaningful and worthwhile education. Our curriculum is carefully balanced with firm, fair and consistent boundaries. Our approach is measured and responsive.
We provide support and a structured learning environment and despite their challenging personal circumstances, our students make progress.
Our school is a special community full of amazing young people and staff. We treat everyone as an individual and we attempt to maximise their potential.
We listen, we work to end conflict and we work hard to produce positive, respectful relationships throughout the school.