About us

‘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.’

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Overview

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.

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Our Main Services

On-site residential home, Tŷ Cwtch, available for up to 8 placements

Teachers

Allocated Learning, Support and Key Workers

Transdisciplinary Team: Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, alternative therapies including aromatherapy and music therapy

Access to IT and Assistive Technology Support

On-site 24-hour nursing support

Hydrotherapy and Aquatic therapy

Social care support workers

Rebound therapy

Student using assistive technology at Craig Y Parc school

Mission Statement

Vision

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.’

Mission

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.

Values

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’

Aims and Objectives

To achieve very positive outcomes for all the young people in our care and education provision.

Our aim is to support each young person in developing their full potential and equip them with the necessary skills to be as independent as possible in adult life

We place an emphasis on the development of a stimulating, multi-sensory environment for each young person, to encourage more awareness of visual, auditory and tactile experiences.

To develop careful and well-devised plans focusing on achieving through learning and development skills for life and independence whilst gaining an understanding of personal safety and risk.

To provide a safe, structured and nurturing environment.

To promote independence.

To develop confidence within the children and young people.

To develop individual support plans based on individual need

To prepare the children and young people for adult life.

Our approach

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.

Nursing

Assistive Technologies

Physiotherapy

Occupational Therapy

Our leadership team

A passionate, committed team.

Clair Spring

Clair Spring

Principal

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Vice Principal

Alex Allan

Alex Allan

Business Manager

 Luke Bacchetta

Luke Bacchetta

Assistive Technologist

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones

SALT

Tracy Bacchetta

Tracy Bacchetta

SALT

Hannah Marshall

Hannah Marshall

Physiotherapist

Debbie Hopkins

Debbie Hopkins

Higher Learning Teaching Assistant

Hayley Smith

Hayley Smith

Teaching Assistant

Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor

LSW

Wayne Wellington

Wayne Wellington

LSW

Janette Webster

Janette Webster

LSW

Suzy Gronow

Suzy Gronow

Nurse

Don Corris

Don Corris

Teacher

Liz Perring

Liz Perring

Teaching Assistant

Rhys Evans

Rhys Evans

Pupil Advocate

Kath Allen

Kath Allen

Catering

Rhianna Solosy

Rhianna Solosy

Teacher

Attila Halasz

Attila Halasz

Catering

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