School Site- Slades Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8RW
College Site- Fox Crescent Chelmsford Essex CM1 2BN
School- 01245 266880
College- 01245 262 779
Executive Headteacher- Georgina Pryke
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The School Site:
We are a day school catering for children and young people aged 7 to 13 years who have moderate learning difficulties - including multiple and complex needs - such as autism, speech, language and social communication difficulties.
We offer a tailored curriculum that focuses on key skills, whilst also providing a broad and engaging knowledge base. Promoting independence and personal and social skills are fundamental to every lesson.
We strongly believe in creating a culture of achievement and recognition, in which pupils want to participate, developing responsibility, tolerance and respect for others. We are inclusive and strive to work together to help our pupils reach their full potential. Our dedicated staff work hard to gain detailed knowledge of each pupil, to promote their strengths by nurturing and supporting progress so that everyone can develop confidence and build positive self-esteem.
We are keen to work closely in partnership with both parents and other agencies to build up a trusting
relationship and provide a consistent approach supporting each child’s welfare.
Thriftwood College as part of Thriftwood Academy, provides education for a range of students with moderate learning difficulties, including those with autistic spectrum needs, between the ages of 14 - 19.
The College offers a range of Foundation Learning courses and provides, in a safe, structured yet stimulating environment, opportunities for students to develop independence and skills in order to become a fully integrated member of their community.
We aim to offer our students a continuing education which is individualised and appropriately matched to their learning needs. We wish to enable young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to move on to the next phase of their lives, whether it is to further education and training, employment or to work towards a happy, healthy and independent life.