Welcome from Headteacher

A special message from the Headteacher

For those of you who do not know about Silver Bridge School, we are a special school which caters for pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties, including associated challenging behaviours. Many of the pupils that attend the school have additional special educational needs such as autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit and hyperactive disorders (ADHD) and communication difficulties.

Our approach is specifically designed to provide a positive experience for students, re-engaging and reconnecting them with education in a way that will not only extend their academic, vocational and social skills and abilities, but also promote personal growth and help to build self-esteem.

We recognise that for many students, the journey of education so far has been far from easy, so we take a more creative, individualised approach to learning, centred around well-being and skills for independence. From the time they arrive, we start thinking about where students will be moving to after they leave us to ensure they are well prepared to achieve their goals and succeed.

Many students are particularly vulnerable and have not developed at the same social or emotional pace as their peers. These students will benefit from the nurturing and more focused curriculum we provide, helping them develop core capabilities with enhanced social and emotional support, and successfully transition into an enriched learning environment with their peers.

Staff at Silver Bridge are confident and skilled in building positive relationships that help to break down barriers, build self-esteem and challenge disaffection. Teachers and support staff at Silver Bridge are highly trained to meet the needs of individual pupils.

I am proud to lead our child-centred school that provides an excellent educational provision. We provide an exciting and engaging curriculum that allows all pupils to reach their full potential.

Our website provides only a glimpse into the range of our provision, ethos, activities and the fun that our pupils and staff enjoy as they learn. Please contact the school if you would like to know more or to arrange a visit.

Dan Alipaz
Headteacher