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Transforming Lives

School Dog

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 visits classes, listens to young people reading, and sits with them to create a calm space.  Bailey's breed is kind, loving and people orientated, he does not shed fur and is bred for being hypoallergenic.  .

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Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

Hope House School works with the RDA has an external curriculum provider.  Our young people attend every Wednesday morning and complete a curriculum of caring for and riding horses.  The progress made by our attendees is unbelievable with regular awards, certificates, and trophies given out.

Future Projects 

Trustees have been investing in new projects to enhance the provision for young people at Hope House School.  Being developed this academic year (2021/22) are:

  1. A brand new library with books developed to support reading, exploration and love of literacy. 
  2. Indepdendent Living Space to enable development of skills necessary to support an independent adult life e.g. cooking, cleaning and washing.
  3. Mental Health and Wellbeing area to develop and support coping strategies for young people who can become highly dysregulated.
  4. Forest School to promote positive outdoor learning.