Dorothy Goodman School is an all age (from ages 4-19 years) SEN School.

Our children & young people have a wide variety of special educational needs and disabilities including pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities, severe learning difficulties, moderate difficulties and those with Autism. Some children & young people also have social, emotional and mental health difficulties associated with their learning difficulties.

What is important to us at Dorothy Goodman School?

Working within our values of RespectNurture and Independence, we provide experiences for children and young people which develop their personal qualities, learning and engagement skills.

Therefore our children and young people will have:

  • choices
  • fun while learning
  • equality with others
  • friends

and they will be:

  • respected and accepted by others
  • valued and listened to
  • challenged and motivated
  • safe and cared for
  • known as a whole person not a diagnosis

Find out more about the Dorothy Goodman School

The Fusion Academy is a special school for young people who have communication and interaction as their primary need. It is a school for young people who, for reasons associated with their communication and interaction difficulties, find accessing a mainstream school environment difficult. Attendance at the school may be for a few years or for a longer school career.

Before you go on to explore more about The Fusion Academy, you’ll want to know what’s important to us at the school:

  • We value every pupil and the contribution they can make.
    We ensure they have a voice and feel listened to.
  • We teach individuals.
    Every young person has a tailored approach to their learning and our teaching reflects current research and best practice.
  • We challenge our young people.
    We have high expectations and recognise that their needs will change at different times therefore we remain flexible to adjust their curriculum and our teaching.
  • We nurture every pupil.
    We strive to understand each young person and help them to get to know themselves and develop in all aspects of their life.
  • We use a holistic approach
    By using a multi-professional team and specifically teaching social communication skills and emotional regulation strategies, we will help prepare our young people for independent futures.

Find out more about The Fusion Academy