Recognising Strengths, Gaining Skills,
Achieving Success

Welcome from –

Churchward school

Churchward School was approved by the Department of Education in 2016 with an expected opening date of September 2018 to provide secondary and sixth form places for students with autism and associated social communication difficulties.

We are very excited about the proposed special school as we are convinced that it will provide life changing opportunities for some of the most challenged young people in our community.

The school will be part of the Brunel SEN MAT, and sponsored by Uplands School. Although Churchward School will be a separate entity with separate governance and accountability there will be an on-going connection through a shared vision and set of values.

This new school, with its bespoke packages and highly specialist staff, will equip students with the skills to enable them to make appropriate life choices, achieve their aspirations, build and maintain social relationships and therefore make a positive contribution to society.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Churchward School. We hope you will respond to this consultation using the questionnaire.

William Wyldbore-Smith
Chairman of Brunel SEN MAT Board of Directors

Derek Fry
Chair of Governors

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Consultation period

The statutory consultation period will run from the 20 November to 5 January 2018.

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Introduction

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What is a free school?

Churchward is a free school that will be apart of the SEN MAT. A Free School is an exciting opportunity for a school to open and tailor itself around parents’ and carers’ specific needs and preferences for their learners’ education.

A Free School is funded directly from the Government which means the school can focus on each students’ bespoke learning pathway independently from their local authority and national curriculum. This allows a Free School to enable each student reach their maximum potential.

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Why is it needed?

The Brunel SEN MAT and Swindon Local Authority have identified a need for additional provision for students with autism and/or social communication and interaction difficulties (SCID). The current provision in Swindon is full to capacity, with significant additional pressure predicted over the next few years. Churchward School is a necessary and timely solution to this urgent problem.

Partnerships

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Our Vision & Ethos

Recognising strengths,
gaining skills,
achieving success

Churchward School will be a research focussed, forward-thinking, innovative and aspirational school with our students, their families, and their communication

The Curriculum

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Our Vision & Ethos

Recognising strengths, gaining skills,
achieving success

Churchward School will be a research focussed, forward-thinking, innovative and aspirational school with our students, their families, and their communication