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Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to our school.

Heatherwood School is a vibrant learning community and part of Nexus Multi Academy Trust.   It is a special day school for pupils aged 3–19 years with severe, profound and/or multiple learning difficulties. We have an additional post 16 provision for pupils with moderate learning needs, and a small cohort are educated at The Bridge, our offsite provision.

We live by our mission statement and seek to develop a better tomorrow for all learners, through a holistic blend of quality first teaching experiences; celebrating pupils’ strengths along a highly personalised learning journey.

At Heatherwood, we are committed to preparing our pupils for adulthood through the provision of outstanding levels of education and care.  We facilitate innovative opportunities and experiences to engage, and motivate, all pupils. Similarly, we are dedicated to a multidisciplinary team working, in partnership with parents and carers, to ensure all pupils develop appropriate skills for life and achieve their full potential.

We are pupil-centred, and place our young people and their families at the heart of everything we do. We strongly believe in our CORE curriculum and are driven by our school values, which are embedded in all that we do.  

Heatherwood is fortunate to be part of Nexus Multi Academy Trust, founded in 2016. Nexus has the highest ambitions possible for everyone they work with. Nexus is a forward-thinking and innovative trust with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within its day to day practice, ensuring that learners and their families are always at the centre of what we do.

 The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision is what we at Heatherwood aspire to, and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families.

I am extremely proud of Heatherwood School and feel privileged to work alongside a dedicated and incredibly hardworking staff team, serving the most wonderful pupils and their families. 

I look forward to meeting you soon, and welcome visits to our school.

Lyndsey Proctor