During the imposed lockdown, school will remain open for vulnerable and key workers’ children.
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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 Survey 2018
Dear families, friends and staff, Thank you all for getting behind our fundraising events to date. We really do appreciate it and are determined to provide as much funds as we can towards the Schools’ Playground Projects with a little …
Johnson Class have been working really hard on their enterprise scheme. Their business acumen and market research showed that the things that everyone needs at present are masks and sanitisers, hence them launching ‘Covid Kits’, which include a beautiful, personalised …
Whilst Mabel, our regular therapy dog is on maternity leave looking after her new puppies, we welcomed Pixie and her trainer Lisa, to The Link Secondary School. They are also part of the Canine Assisted Wellbeing Group (CAWG) which is …