In accordance with government guidelines the school will open to a wider group of children from Monday 8 June.
We cannot safely reopen the whole school. Attendance will be limited and prioritised based upon supporting children of key workers, those at key transition points and students in most need of support in school across all year groups.
Please contact the school office on email@example.com for any further enquiries.
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
Thank you Emily for sharing such a heartfelt video on Thank a Teacher Day. Your message made us feel valued, proud and a little emotional. We miss you all and can’t wait to see you all back at school. Click …
It is brilliant to see how students have been adapting to learning at home. Their strength of character and creativity shines through in these photos that have been shared. Here are some examples of great imagination, concentration and commitment.
Our therapy team are keeping students busy with their Zoom therapy sessions and weekly newsletter encouraging students to choose activities to try out at home. The list includes; building, writing, moving, helping and playing. Each week they will share stories …