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News and Updates

News and Updates

16 Sep 2021

Hope House School Welcomes Bailey the Dog

Hope House School is pleased to announce our new School Dog Bailey who will be starting work with us in October 2021.  Bailey is Joanne Kiernan's (Interim Headteacher) family dog, and his breed is Cavachon.  Bailey has been school dog at a number of special needs schools and loves coming to work with Joanne.  During the day he will be visiting classes at certain times, listening to young peo... Read More

10 Aug 2021

Hope House pupils on Portland College NCS Programme

A first for Hope House School! Two of our Post-16 pupils were given the opportunity to participate in the National Citizenship Service programme run at Portland College....... click on the link to read more... Read More

13 May 2021

'Working towards independence with PRIDE'

The link below sets out the school's new ethos and values. It also outlines a plan for a PRIDE Force advocacy group so pupils can engage and interact in ways we should promote the PRIDE values (Peace, Respect, Independence, Determination and Equality). The team are delighted that the pupils have responded really well so far.  ... Read More

23 Apr 2021

Ofsted Progress Monitoring visit March 21 Parent communication

Letter to parents 21st April 21 Progress Report March 21... Read More

25 Feb 2021

National Careers Week

A Parents Guide to National Careers Week... Read More

10 Feb 2021

Useful links for Parents

National Autistic Society’s Parent to Parent Service – Parent to Parent (P2P) is the NAS’ UK-wide confidential telephone support service providing emotional support to parents and carers of a child or adult with autism. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers, who all have at least one son or daughter with autism.  The Parent to Parent volunteers ar... Read More

07 Feb 2021

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

RHS Campaign for School Gardening... Read More

07 Feb 2021

Home - School Agreement

Home - School Agreement... Read More

27 Jan 2021

Remote Learning Policy

Click here to view the School's Remote Learning Policy... Read More

08 Jan 2021

Home Learning Jan 21 - Useful Websites

Please click on the link to access a series of useful websites to support home learning... Read More

20 Jan 2021

Coronavirus Risk Assessment

Coronavirus Risk Assessment... Read More

24 Nov 2020

Unique Art Awards 2019

Congratulations to Ron for his amazing Silver award at the Unique Art Awards 2019 Please click on the link to read more about Ron's achievement and see some wonderful artwork from our pupils at Hope House. Ron has also been recognised for his writing. ... Read More

25 Jan 2017

Riding for the Disabled

We are delighted to announce that Hope House School is now a registered Riding for the Disabled Centre! Our two horses, Largo and Bella, along with our donkeys, Kenny and Chloe, are now providing riding and equine therapy for not only our pupils but also SEN and disabled children who access our Clubs and Befriending service.  We have enlarged our existing ménage and are able to incr... Read More

10 Mar 2019

Our Senior Pupil

Eleven years ago the Principal Mrs Terri Westmoreland worked with an outreach pupil in Leicester.  He had been described as their most difficult child.  Through hard work and patience Terri forged a bond with this child and although she never managed to get him to put pen to paper, she kept in touch telling him she would be there for him when he was ready to learn. In December 2014 he... Read More

10 Mar 2019

Animal Assisted Learning

Animal Assisted Literacy Support lessons are delivered with the help of our therapy co-ordinator Denise Hawkins. Along with Bella and Largo we now have Rosie, the school dog on site who has proved very popular with the pupils and staff alike. ... Read More

03 Sep 2018

Food Technology and our allotment

All the Leads of the Areas have a Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate to enable them to deliver Food Technology to the pupils.   One of the new Projects is "Are carrots orange?" There were several menu cards which the pupils in Rufford made during the Food Technology Session.  Sherwood are following ASDAN Food Wise Short Course in Food Technology.  The staff are particularly happy to t... Read More