Welcome to The Link Secondary School
Our small special school values all our learners equally, recognising their individual strengths, barriers and aspirations. It provides a calm and nurturing environment in which to flourish.
All of our learners have additional communication needs that present barriers to learning. As a school team we are driven by our school vision of “Achievement for All”, wanting our learners to overcome barriers and achieve their potential academically. Generalising learning into community settings, work and leisure opportunities as well as quality relationships is seen as a priority as we help our young people develop positive esteem and greater independence.
Leavers follow a pathway system from school entry, which enables them to access the most appropriate external courses for their ability – this includes Functional Skills, GCSE’s, ASDAN and BTEC courses. Academic learning is complemented through a joint educational and therapeutic model of support. The school has its own therapy team, consisting of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and a School Counsellor who work towards helping young people overcome their barriers so they are in a place to learn continuously and make the most of the opportunities offered.
As a team we strive for excellence in all areas, working to be the best that we can be for our young people who deserve the very best that we can offer.
Sandy Turner - Executive Principal
Achievement – Well being – Communication – Independence
There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent
The Link Schools are ambassadors for and passionate about sharing good practice, knowledge and ideas. We are fortunate to have so much expertise within our staff teams and these skills and knowledge have been utilised to create an informative article …
Well done to Johnson Class who were in charge of our Red Nose Day fundraising this year. They demonstrated their fundraising skills by organising a bake sale. This entailed making, decorating, packaging and selling cakes and sweet treats to students …
Our sixth form students would normally attend NESCOT College two days per week to participate in vocational taster sessions. This is a valuable part of their careers and independence curriculum and development. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions prevented students from attending college …