OPEN MORNING

Our next parents’ open morning will be held on Monday 7 February at 9.30am.  Please contact khayward@linksec.org.uk to book your place.      In order to limit numbers visiting the school, we would ask that only one person per household attends.

Welcome

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 

 

Latest News

Introducing Clicker 8

We are excited to let you know The Link Secondary School has now got Clicker 8! Clicker 8 is child friendly word processor that provides students with a writing solution. It is especially good for building confidence and promoting engagement with …

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OHC&AT Christmas card competition runner up

Congratulations to student, Ryan, who was awarded runner up in the OHC&AT Christmas card competition. He was presented with a framed certificate for his festive artwork, which local artist (and judge), Doug Shaw, said ‘illustrated great attention to detail’. Two …

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Classes this week have been looking at ‘Remembrance’. Tomlin class decorated the staircase with poppies that they made in their DT lesson. Students have also read and talked about some poems that were written by men who fought in the First …

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Spotlight on science

Students in KS3 have been learning about animals over the last few weeks. The BIG QUESTION was ‘What habitats are there local to The Link and what do they provide for animals?’ Students had fun drawing a huge map of …

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