Welcome Back to the Second Half of the Spring Term

We’re running a mile every day!  Classes run for 15 minutes each day to build up stamina, have fun and get healthy.  We’re also supporting adults and pupils in wearing slippers in the building, to add to the homely atmosphere of the school and see if it supports progress like the research suggests!

School League Tables

All children at The Collett School have complex learning disabilities, working at or below the second percentile. It is therefore fantastic news when our pupils achieve GCSEs, BTECs and Entry Level qualifications that recognize the progress they have made by 16 years old. The newly published Progress 8 league tables rank schools in order of pupils achieving 8 or more Grade C GCSEs in specific subject areas. This summer we had our best GCSE, BTECs and Entry Levels successes, including one pupil achieving 8 GCSE grades B-G. Progress from pupils’ starting points is outstanding when comparing our children’s attainment with national data. We’re rightly proud of making the League Tables, acknowledging the ranking will only ever be ‘Below Average’ as a result of the cognitive disabilities our pupils have. Well done our children, parents and staff!

The Collett School Offers Outreach Services to Mainstream Schools

After a long time in the making, The Collett School can now offer support to mainstream school staff and pupils for working effectively with children with special educational needs.  Schools in DSPL7 area are eligible for this support as we are allocated this area.  In addition, we are working with some schools in DSPL8 area, though Woodfield School is leading this provision.  If you are a school interested in Outreach support, please contact outreach@collett.herts.sch.uk and/or telephone 01442 398988 and speak with Mrs Emily Smith.

Experience of Work

We are inviting adults connected with the school to host or accompany pupils on work experience placements. The values of work are instilled in our children from Reception through to Year 12.  Every pupil in the school is supported to value their strengths and have pride in their abilities.  The experience of work ensures a greater understanding of adult life and supports the transferable skills of schooling into working life.  We need your help to change attitudes and develop better societal values concerning the abilities in disability.  Let us know how you could take part in short-term and/or longer-term projects.

Securing Good Mental Health

This term, we will be raising our school community’s awareness of sustaining good mental health.  In doing so, we will be asking pupils and adults to consider strategies for achieving ‘mindfulness’ and how to look after, and sustain, our own wellbeing.

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