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In the Media

OHC&AT’s expert practitioners and partners regularly contribute to a range of articles and best practice pieces across specialist and education media.

July 2021

Trust-journal.org.uk Preparing to Meet the Post-pandemic Challenges Head-on, John Prior, CEO, OHC&AT.

June 2021

Teachwire.net Why Mangahigh and other games are great for SEND pupils, James Akerman, Head of ICT at Arbour Vale School.

May 2021

Autism Parenting Magazine Being Extraordinary for the Extra Ordinary, Sandy Turner, Executive Principal of The Link Schools and Judy Turner, PDA and Outreach Teacher at The Link Primary School.

April 2021

Autism Parenting Magazine Building Emotional Health in Children with Pathological Demand
Avoidance
, Sandy Turner, Executive Principal of The Link Schools and Judy Turner, PDA and Outreach Teacher at The Link Primary School.

March 2021

NASEN Connect Magazine Championing Skills for SEND, Susan Barnes, Head of Apprenticeships, OHC&AT

The Key Wellbeing initiatives: what they look like in practice and how the board is involved, Dr Asha Patel, CEO and clinical psychologist of Innovating Minds (featuring Young People’s Academy)

January 2021

SEN Magazine Mental Health and wellbeing at our school, Laurie Cornwell, Executive Principal/Deputy CEO, OHC&AT

December 2020

Autism Parenting Magazine OCD and Autism: Unpicking Children’s Behaviour in a Dual Diagnosis, Sandy Turner, Executive Principal of The Link Schools and Danielle Donnelly, Primary Class Teacher and Maths Co-ordinator at The Link Primary School

September 2020

Education Today The cost of caring – supporting the mental health of staff, Dr Asha Patel, CEO and clinical psychologist of Innovating Minds (featuring Young People’s Academy)

August 2020

MyEdupod.com EduPod becomes a part of the core safeguarding offer for Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, OHC&AT

July 2020

InnovatingMindscic.com Youth endowment funding to support children impacted by domestic abuse, OHC&AT

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

Latest News

Winner of a Natspec Award 2021!

We are thrilled to announce that Orchard Hill College has won a Natspec Award 2021 for Curriculum Innovation! The college’s nomination was for was the recovery curriculum; RESET, RECOVER, RECONNECT! The creation and implementation of the recovery curriculum was to …

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New toolkit launched for therapists

Sarah Gummett-Hart, a Music Therapist at Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust has led a group of therapists from across Natspec (membership organisation for specialist further education) to develop a new toolkit. Natspec has assembled a toolkit to support therapy …

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Being Extraordinary for the Extra Ordinary

Executive Principal of The Link Schools, Sandy Turner and PDA and Outreach Teacher, Judy Turner have joined forces again to write another article for the May edition of  Autism Parenting Magazine. The article is entitled “Being Extraordinary for the Extra …

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Pathological Demand Avoidance article published in Autism Parenting Magazine

We are proud to advise that The Link Schools have had another article published in Autism Parenting Magazine – April 2021.  Executive Principal, Sandy Turner and PDA and Outreach Teacher, Judy Turner collaborated to write the article entitled “Building Emotional …

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