‘To give children and young people with additional learning needs every opportunity to pursue their fullest potential, by providing a specialised service through a holistic integrated approach.’
Craig y Parc is an independent special school for 40 pupils between 3 to 19 years of age. The majority of the children have profound and multiple learning difficulties. A significant number of the children have additional sensory and physical impairments, autistic spectrum disorder and social and communication difficulties.
Craig Y Parc is situated on the beautiful 34-acre grounds of Craig-y-Parc House, surrounded by historic grade II listed gardens and buildings.
To give children and young people with additional learning needs every opportunity to pursue their fullest potential, by providing a specialised service through a holistic integrated approach.’
To provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all pupils, challenging them to achieve their maximum potential through equal access to an appropriate and relevant curriculum.
Belonging We are a community with a shared purpose, everyone is accepted, everyone matters.
Commitment Every day we strive to make a positive difference for the children, young people and their families.
Ambition We have high expectations; we will never settle for ‘OK’
Our staff work collaboratively using a Multidisciplinary team approach. This approach involves professionals sharing roles, with blending of skills, teaching and learning. The transdisciplinary team meets weekly and explores each student’s ‘journey’. We view each child / young person holistically and within the context of their family and environment. The integration of our services provides a seamless approach and ensures that each student’s areas of development are optimised.
Our professional staff are on site and practice is firmly embedded within each classroom setting.
Communication is a basic need and the most important aspect of our curriculum is language development. We use sign language with some of the children who have no speech so that basic needs can be communicated. The school has a speech therapist on site for 5 days a week.
Our leadership team
A passionate, committed team.
Higher Learning Teaching Assistant
Craig y Parc School has a team of approximately 125 staff including:
Qualified teachers, QTMSI teachers, Learning Support Assistants, Support Workers, Residential Team Managers, Speech and language therapists (SALT), Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Catering staff, Premises staff, Administration, Finance and HR staff