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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.

October 2021

NASEN Connect Magazine Satellite model of education – Thinking differently at Dysart School, Leigh Edser, Principal of Dysart School.

September 2021

SEN Magazine Bringing emotional wellbeing into the classroom, Andre Bailey, Principal of Nightingale Community Academy is quoted in Donna Hill’s article.

Nursing Times We have been supported to move out of our comfort zone and challenge our assumptions, Dysart School and St Philip’s School featured in Theresa Nash-Patel, Hannah Scrivener and Sashane Dean’s article.

Teach Secondary Tackle those anxieties James Akerman, Head of ICT at Arbour Vale School.

August 2021

Autism Parenting Magazine Supporting parents of children with Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance, Sandy Turner, Executive Principal of The Link Schools and Judy Turner, PDA and Outreach Teacher at The Link Primary School.

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

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Latest News

OHC&AT Governors’ Conference

Governors, Trustees and Members came together at the annual Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) Governor Conference held on 8 October. Jay Mercer, the Trust Chair of Trustees, welcomed everyone to the conference, saying, “Isn’t it nice to meet …

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Satellite model of education – Thinking differently at Dysart School

Principal of Dysart School, Leigh Edser’s article ‘Satellite model of education – Thinking differently at Dysart School’ has been published in the September 2021 edition of NASEN Connect Magazine. Click here to read how Dysart School’s approach has provided new …

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Sport Inclusion Hub

Orchard Hill College has been pleased to be involved in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport Inclusion Hub programme. This was introduced in the 2019/20 academic year as an opportunity for AoC Sport to gather insight into how colleges can …

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Virgin Money London Marathon

Ashleigh, one of our Therapists has been training really hard for this years Virgin Money London Marathon. She is raising money for the Orchard Hill College. To donate, please click here. Good luck, Ashleigh!

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