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
Last week students and staff made their way to Beddington Park to take part in the first whole-school cross country event. Set around the pond on the northern side of the park, the course was a 1.1km loop. Students could …
KS3 students have been exploring current issues and geographical wonders focusing this term on weather and climate. A wide range of learning strategies were utilised to bring the subject to life. Students had opportunities to discuss, identify and compare different …
We continue to share our expertise with a worldwide audience and are pleased to let you know that a further article written by Executive Principal, Sandy Turner and Judy Turner, PDA and Outreach Teacher entitled “Building Emotional Health in Children …