I am so proud to introduce you to our school. Our team have worked hard to ensure that Bankside School is a nurturing and stimulating school which will support pupils in their educational journey and enable them to achieve success, however that looks for them.
Through a shared celebration of neurodiversity we have created an academic experience that meets the needs of our individual pupils, providing robust pastoral support, great communication systems and an engaging curriculum. All our pupils are consulted about their choices and preferences. We all share a sense of purpose.
We are a school that believes in the fundamental importance of developing students’ self-esteem, independence, relationships and belonging. Therefore, our personalised curriculum and therapeutic approaches truly help students develop their sense of self and prepare them for adulthood. Our beautiful setting, purpose built facilities and outside areas support students’ sensory and therapeutic needs.
We have a high staff-to-pupil ratio with one teacher and teaching assistant for 5-6 pupils, a strong pastoral team to support and differentiate access in the classroom, and a clinical team to ensure the needs of all pupils can be met.
Our staff are passionate about supporting our pupils, who will benefit from deep and nurturing relationships that will motivate, inspire and push them to succeed in ways they perhaps never thought possible.
We take time to understand each young person as an individual, building positive relationships to remove barriers that have previously prevented our young people from engaging in education. At Bankside School, education is highly valued, creativity is celebrated, diversity is embraced and every individual is encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be.