Relocating a special school into the new HLC development The Hadley Learning Community includes a relocating special school. The Bridge caters for children with severe and profound learning difficulties and it’s moving out from cramped and inadequate facilities. But with government building guidelines rather out of date, headteacher Una van-den-Berg feels she has to fight hard to ensure her pupils get the space and facilities that she feels they will need at the new school.
Including the Special School features the hardships that staff and pupils face in the old Bridge school and how Una and her team get involved in designing the new school. The Principal of the HLC wants the expertise that the Bridge school team bring with them to be an important part of the management of the HLC, offering opportunities that the mainstream schools can use to enhance provision.