Churchward School Consultation Document

Welcome from Churchward school From the sponsors 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. Churchward School will be a separate entity with separate governance and accountability but 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 WELCOME