Hawkswood Therapeutic School is a small school with big dreams and aspirations, serving all secondary schools in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and other surrounding boroughs.
We offer a short-term therapeutic and educational intervention (typically two terms) for children aged 11-16 who are struggling with tier 2/3 mental health needs.
Our integrated SEND provision provides short-term therapeutic and educational intervention for pupils aged 11-16 who have a statement of special educational needs (SEN), and concomitant tier 2/3 mental health needs.
Our aim is to support pupils with acute mental health needs to better understand and manage their mental health so that they can confidently either return to mainstream school or a long term specialist provision.
Hawkswood Primary PRU is school which encompasses a KS1 Nurture Group, a KS2 PRU and a KS2 SEMH provision. Our school is underpinned by Nurture Group principles, which include:
Children’s learning is understood developmentally.
The classroom offers a safe base.
Nurture is important for the development of self-esteem.
Language is understood as a vital means of communication.
All behaviour is communication.
Transitions are significant in the lives of children.
We believe that secure, nurturing relationships and consistency are vital in enhancing children’s social, emotional, cognitive and mental health development.
Our safe and nurturing environment follows the National Curriculum with a bespoke take on outcomes to meet the needs of our pupils, inspire curiosity and develop a love of school and learning.
Our aim is to nurture and support personal development, mental health and academic outcomes. This enables children to successfully return to their mainstream schools or to transition into specialist SEND provisions as appropriate.