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Our Staff Team

Sedgemoor Manor School has a hardworking, diligent and caring staff team with extensive knowledge and experience of supporting children and young people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and specific learning difficulties associated with this diagnosis. They build exceptional relationships with young people that prepare them to learn and deliver the teaching, care and support that transforms their lives. Staff work closely together, applying a consistent and cohesive approach to learning and support that maximises its positive impact for our young people.

There is an emphasis on ongoing training and development for staff at our school that ensures their knowledge and practice remains up-to-date, innovative and effective. Our teachers have strong current subject knowledge that means a quality learning experience for our students. They are assisted by higher level teaching assistants and learning mentors, who support personal development and encourage engagement with learning.

“I saw my son’s anxiety levels drop within a couple of weeks of being at the school and I have full trust in the staff at Sedgemoor Manor School to continue their work with my son so his future is both productive and happy.”

Parent of a pupil at Sedgemoor Manor School

Our therapy team

Our therapy team focuses on providing the intensive and tailored support our young people need to address the challenges that autism can bring, to engage with learning and with life in general. The team includes a speech and language therapist, occupational therapist and art therapist. They work side-by-side with our teaching staff, enabling therapeutic interventions to be incorporated into each school day so young people progress and develop as individuals.

A calm and nurturing approach

The whole staff team take a calm and nurturing approach to supporting our young people and follow the Thrive approach to promote their wellbeing. There is a focus on the principles of ‘unconditional high regard’, and the development and maintenance of outstanding trusting relationships, where children and young people are listened to and understood. Our approach to positive behaviour management is to understand a child’s triggers and to focus on meeting their underlying needs rather than the behaviour itself.

Every pupil at Sedgemoor Manor School has a school tutor who builds a strong working relationship with both the child and their family, ensuring they are regularly consulted and updated on progress. The deputy head and head teacher also offer an open door policy to parents, ensuring they are accessible and approachable and communication is effective and two-way.

Seeking a rewarding career?

By joining our team at Priory Education and Children’s Services, you will have the opportunity to help change the lives of the children and young people that we support. To explore our current job vacancies, please click here.

Quotes from our Ofsted report

“The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good across the school. Teachers have a solid understanding of their subjects and use this to support pupils to achieve well.”

The close attention from staff to support pupils to overcome their barriers to learning enables pupils to become effective and successful young learners. The school plans pupils’ experiences on a three-tier system that acknowledges the amount of support that pupils need…Because of this careful support, most pupils make strong progress in their personal development and learning over time.”

“Pupils speak highly of the positive support they receive from staff and how this helps them to enjoy learning through new experiences, such as caring for animals.“

“Pupils speak highly of the positive support they receive from staff and how this helps them to enjoy learning through new experiences, such as caring for animals.“

“Leaders, including governors, have high expectations for pupils and a clear vision for the school. They ensure that the curriculum meets pupils’ individual needs and enables them to achieve well.”

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Sedgmoor Manor Ofsted Report.pdf 15.06.2020 (0.2 MB)