How we work

More about our staff, our approach and class sizes

Student and support worker in front of screen

Qualified teachers

In a class of six to eight, students are led by a qualified teacher and a trained learning support assistant. We provide specialist teachers for ICT (Information and Communications Technology), MDVI (multi-disability visual impairment), art, music and science. As part of our commitment to integration, opportunities to work with students from local schools are provided. We  also support dual placements with local schools.

Care staff and one to one support

Each student has access to further support in the daily class routines, through the involvement of residential care staff. Additionally, some individual students may have one to one support as part of their placement arrangements.

Safety and training

At Craig y Parc we employ an appropriate level of staff dependent upon the number of children accommodated on a weekly, termly and annual basis. They are all trained, qualified and checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service, (DBS) to work with our students, and receive regular supervision and an annual review that includes a developmental and training plan, We have an excellent training programme and facilities for all aspects of staff development.

Our approach

Relationships between staff and students are based on politeness, mutual respect and appreciation,  with a balance between education and social care a primary concern. To make the most of their experience in the school, most students are involved in their own learning experience with confidence and support.