We would like to thank all our pupils, parents and carers, friends and families for your ongoing support in this difficult period. Stay safe, look after each other and we wish you all the best for the days ahead. Let's hope we can return to business as usual for us all as soon as possible.
Advice, Guidance and Support|
How to contact us
If you would like to speak to someone, the school office is currently open between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.
If your child is worried about the coronavirus please visit this page of the website
Promoting Learning and Positive Behaviour at Home
NCSE have created a Behaviour Support Pack for Children and Young People with Additional Needs to help promote learning and positive behaviour in the home.
The aim of this Behaviour Support Pack is to support your child, you as a parent, and your family during this difficult time. This booklet is divided into 3 sections, the first two sections contain practical advice and strategies to promote learning and positive behaviour. The third section provides information regarding behaviour in crisis.
To access information and activities for home learning, please select the Home Learning section of the site.
If you need guidance or support, please see below.
Urgent Advice from the Child and Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - 01253 957160
CASHER (mental health support out of hours) - 07810696565
Do not go to your GP or hospital. Follow guidance on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service .
Other Health Issues:
In an emergency call 999; find your nearest A&E
Safeguarding and Child Protection:
If you are concerned about a child Call 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.
If you think a child is in immediate danger – don't delay call the police on 999.
If you'd like to read more about health concerns, visit the nhs.uk to read about conditions, symptoms and treatment information and to find out how your medicine works, how and when to take it, and possible side effects.
We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm caused by neglect or abuse. This includes investigating any allegations that a child might be being neglected or abused, and if necessary take appropriate action to protect the child.
The NSPCC website https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/signs-symptoms-effects/ has advice about the signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse and neglect.
There are lots of useful links on the school website, here.
The Government have set up a national scheme to provide vouchers for free school meals. The Government guidance is available here:
We have shared voucher codes with parent-carers by email. If you are elgible for free school meals, please check your emails, including your junk and clutter folders, to receive your free school meal voucher code. If you have any issues please contact us at school (details of opening times are below along with other ways of contactng us).
Stay safe, and keep looking after yourselves and each other.
Welcome to Great Arley School Website|
Thank you for visiting our website.
You may be considering a place at a special school for your son or daughter and I hope to be able to provide you with some information which will assist you with this very important decision.
Great Arley School is a local authority maintained special school for children aged 4 to 16 years. Having a wide range of ages in school enables us to foster a family atmosphere in which the children and young people are extremely happy, they feel valued and supported by each other and all the adults in school.
The school teaches children with a wide range of needs, including moderate and severe learning difficulties, autism, speech, language and communication difficulties and social and emotional difficulties. The teaching and support staff are very experienced in meeting the needs of all pupils by delivering a highly differentiated curriculum through personalised learning and by celebrating progress and achievements.
All visitors to Great Arley School receive a very warm welcome and once you have browsed our website, I hope you will come to meet our delightful children and young people. They will enjoy showing you their work and I would be extremely happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact the school office in order to make arrangements to visit the school. If you would like further information about our school, the curriculum or would like to discuss any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr P Higham
What do OFSTED say?|
"Positive relationships are the foundation of the school. Pupils are happy and thrive.