Residential Provision

In addition to our day pupils, Linden Lodge School can accommodate 36 weekly or part-time boarders (Monday to Friday). Residential placements are designed as an integral part of each child's specific educational and social programme, forming a ‘waking day’ curriculum, which takes into account their sensory impairment, physical disabilities, emotional well-being and medical needs, enabling them to develop to their full potential.

Richley House, our purpose-built residential accommdation, caters for pupils of different ages, abilities and individual complexities and provides a stimulating, caring and happy environment in which the pupils can develop their self confidence, independence and social skills. Residential pupils are able to access all of the main school facilities e.g. the fitness suite, sensory environments, swimming/hydro, trampolines, interactive gardens, during the evening as well as having the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities such as Guides, Scouts, theme nights, arts & crafts, music group, drumming, ICT, Film Club. Trips within the community include activities such as Youth Club, Theatre, bowling, restaurants, rock climbing.

‘Waking Day’ Curriculum

By providing a ‘waking day’ curriculum for pupils who board at the School, we ensure that they have the opportunity to develop a range of daily living skills with the support of experienced Unit Managers, Residential Workers and a number of one-to-one support staff. The staff work in a multi-disciplinary way, developing strong links and communication avenues with other professionals in the School.

Our residential staff assess and implement specific independence-training programmes for each child, ensuring that individual needs are met and that all pupils are safe and well cared for. Pupils are given opportunities to develop a range of life skills in a supportive environment with experienced staff. To include skills such as:

Shopping
Cooking
Personal Care
Dressing skills
Mealtime skills
Communication
Community Living
Social Skills
Daily Independence
Decision Making
Participation in activities