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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. See below for some recent publications.

March 2022

SEN Magazine Making Shakespeare Accessible Bedelsford School featured in Francesco Ellis’ article.

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

Approval of the Merger and Expansion of The Link Schools

Our proposal to the DfE to formally merge The Link Primary and The Link Secondary Schools to become one entity and to introduce a satellite site to educate additional children has been approved and will take effect from September 2022. The …

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AVA welcomes local MP Sarah Jones

Local MP, Sarah Jones visited Addington Valley Academy to see students and staff in their new school building and there was plenty to get involved with. Students, Brendan and Shaun were ready to welcome our visitor and presented her with …

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New PRIDE Academy

The Young People’s Academy has moved into it’s fantastic new purpose-built site and the school has been rebranded as The PRIDE Academy to reflect the school’s PRIDE values or Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Empathy. All pupils and their families …

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Technology Award Win

Congratulations to staff and students from Bedelsford School and Orchard Hill College whose collaboration with Kingston University’s Ubitech project has won two awards in the Kingston Borough Business Awards 2021. The project won both of the categories that they were …

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