Good practice special school case studies

Within special school education, 95% of special schools are controlled, with innovative and effective practice key to enabling the children and young people who attend to achieve their potential. 

The case studies below are two examples of best practice in controlled special schools regarding pastoral care and targeted support. 

The Knockavoe School case study focuses on the school’s nurture provision, which inspectors described as of exemplary standard and highly effective in meeting the needs of the children experiencing social and emotional difficulties (SEBD). 

The case study for Longstone School focuses on how the school has enriched its pastoral care provision through its involvement with UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award. The school has an inclusive ethos and nurturing environment that permeates all aspects of school life. 

Download each of the case studies in the section below.