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Mission, ethos and values

Working together to transform lives

 

Our Mission:

“OHC&AT exists to support, enable and champion the talents, skills and rights of the most complex and vulnerable people in our society in order that we can release their potential, promote their wellbeing and transform their lives.”

Our Ethos:

“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. At the core of our ethos is the conviction that there should be no limit placed on what is possible and that everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.”

Our Values:

As an organisation, we adhere to the seven principles of public life to drive our behaviours and provide a framework for our actions. These are: loyalty, openness, objectivity, selflessness, honesty, integrity and accountability. Within this framework, we have defined our own set of core values and behaviours based around the word ‘create’.

Confident

Respectful

Equitable

Advocacy

Team working

Enabling

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Click here to read our Strategic Plan 2019-22

 

 

 

 

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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