A warm welcome to our website
Welcome to Quorn Hall – an inclusive and forward thinking school that supports children with a variety of special educational needs including autism, ADHD and social, emotional and mental health difficulties. In order to support these needs and associated behaviours the staff place the pupils at the centre of everything we do.
The team here at Quorn are highly skilled and trained in all aspects of their roles, particularly in enabling children to develop self-regulation strategies so that they can access education. In order to achieve this the educational team are actively supported by broad clinical and therapeutic disciplines ensuring a holistic approach to the achievement of wide-ranging developmental, social, communicative, sensory and academic outcomes.
Quorn Hall offers an integrated model of education and therapy which dovetail to ensure that pupils are challenged effectively to make their next steps whilst feeling safe and supported. The breadth of experiences and curricula offered ensure that every pupil is able to maximise their progress. In order to achieve this the academic subjects are implemented in an inclusive environment enabling children to overcome barriers to learning that they have often experienced in previous educational settings.
We utilise our therapeutic environment to support learning – in particular our outdoor facilities such as forest school, our green spaces and the river that runs through our land. We have found that outdoor, practical learning not only has an impact on academic progress but also supports pupils to self-regulate and self-manage their emotional and mental health difficulties. For those pupils that prefer an indoor environment we have invested heavily in our classrooms and specialist teaching areas including a new science laboratory, food technology room, music technology room and library.
All of our classrooms allow for specialist teaching in small groups with a high staff to pupil ratio in order to fully support learning. Our educational model is holistic with a great emphasis on pupils developing positive relationships with both staff and peers. We utilise the local area to develop cultural capital and broaden pupils’ learning experiences through a wide range of educational visits and trips. In this way we equip our students with independence skills, an awareness of safety and self-reliance, as well as developing the social skills and self-regulation skills they need to thrive in an ever more complex society.
We welcome visits to the school to discuss any further information you may need, and to meet with key staff to answer any questions you may have.
Vanessa Bingham, Headteacher
"I can’t believe how much he talks about school, whenever I used to ask; he’d ignore me and go to his room!"