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Cressey College is a multi-site special school for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and/or additional complex needs.
Cressey has a proven record of helping students make exceptional social, emotional, academic and behavioural progress, and with employability skills and preparation for adulthood.
Our approach has four key elements.
Firstly our whole approach is nurture based, with positive management of behaviour, supported by a rewards system that helps promote positive outcomes. Our environment is caring and supportive.. Each young person has an individual timetable and their own student support plan, we find positive ways to work with each and every young person.
Secondly Cressey has very strong staff ratios, so we can provide our young people with intensive support, tailored to them as individuals. Young people are taught in small classes of up to 5 students at the most, or in pairs or individually, as appropriate. Our staff are highly motivated, and we offer excellent training and development opportunities.
Thirdly, we place each student in the right environment for his/her particular needs. To do this we have seven separate small sites each catering for different needs, and two off-site programmes.
Finally our approach is outcomes driven, focusing on the appropriate positive outcomes for each student, and every child has their own individual student support plan. There's a strong focus on improving literacy, numeracy and ICT skills, and on developing personal and social skills. We follow the National Curriculum, individually tailored to each of our students' needs, talents and interests.
We are proud that Cressey succeeds where previous schools have been unable; and we succeed in the long term, not just briefly.
Looking ahead, we will continue to strive to improve the excellence of our education.
We welcome visits. So please come and see for yourself.
Krishna Purbhoo, Executive Principal