Meadows School provides outstanding care and good education as judged by Ofsted.
Meadows School underwent an educational Ofsted 'short inspection' on the 4th October 2016 - where the school has been judged as continuing to be good!!
Meadows School is proud to celebrate 9 years of 'Outstanding' judgements for residential provision (Ofsted - previously CSCI)
The most recent Ofsted Care Inspection was held on the 7th to the 9th March 2016 - rated as 'Outstanding'
Meadows School is 1 of only 2 independent or non-maintained residential special schools in Kent currently rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted Social Care!!
This article has appeared in the 'Tunbridge Wells Times' newspaper for the 20th May 2015;
Meadows School is a non-maintained special school in Kent run by Barnardo's. The school building is purpose-built and offers excellent facilities on a 19 acre site.
We offer placements on a 38 week Monday-Friday basis.
We provide education and care for;
- up to 80 students
- residential and day students
- girls and boys aged 7-19
- young people who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties
- young people with speech, language and communication needs, who are on the Autistic Spectrum or who have other associated needs
- young people who have a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or who are in the process of application with completion due shortly.
We offer a broad curriculum tailored to individual, special needs in order to help our students achieve their full potential at the school. This includes:
- opportunities to study for GCSE’s, BTECs, Vocational Skills qualifications, Entry Level Certificates and AQA Unit Awards. We also offer AS Levels for some 16+ students
- regular residential and day trips
- providing a key worker to work with every young person and their parents or carers throughout their time at the school
- celebrating achievements through school assemblies and weekly and annual prize giving ceremonies
This academic year is beginning with some staffing changes! Katie Bain - Deputy Principal (Education) is taking maternity leave and during this period of time we have appointed 3 Assistant Heads.
Camilla Gould - Foundation Curriculum: overseeing Years 4 - 8
Marianne Rodger~Weetman - Extended Curriculum: overseeing Years 9-14
Eddie Reilly - behaviour: overseeing behaviour across the school
We welcome them into their interim roles!!
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