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A fabulous special school, proudly different! Proud winners with Warner Bros. & Reliance of the Careers Enterprise Co. Regional Award...

Our Family

The Collett School is Hertfordshire's only all-through Learning Disabilities Special Educational Needs School for children with complex learning disabilities including...

Assessment

Here you will find information about what we measure, how and why at The Collett School.

What We Teach

We reflect on the needs of the children now and how they evolve as they transition into adulthood. As...

Successful Partnerships For Growth

The Collett School builds reciprocally strong partnerships We work with many organisations and individuals that help the school...

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Thank you! You make a difference to children's lives every day!

Administration

Here you will find forms and documentation.

Health And Wellbeing

Our children and staff's health and wellbeing are extremely important in our drive to thrive in life.

Welcome From The Heads

Pam Stocks: Head of School Stephen Hoult-Allen : Executive Headteacher

When School Is Open & Closed

The School Day, Office Hours, Term Dates.

Friends Of Collett, Fundraising & Parent Voice Council

To find out more about our past events and completed projects, visit the Fundraising Gallery. We will be launching our...

Parents' Evenings 2017-2018

Tuesday 19th September 4.30 - 6.30pm Tuesday 16th January 4.30 - 6.30pm Tuesday 22nd May 4.30 - 6.30pm Booking...

Pupil Premium Grant And Additional Funding

Pupil Premium Grant, Pupil Premium Grant Plus, Sports Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Premium funds.

Progress And Attainment Of Vulnerable Groups

Through a range of assessment measures, we monitor the progress of our vulnerable groups of learners, to put in place...

The Structure Of Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is diverse, relevant and purposeful; organised to maximise opportunities

Behaviours For Learning

Behaviours for learning are modelled and supported. For each child to shine and thrive, they need to develop an...

Capps - Collett Assessing Pupil Progress Scheme

CAPPS is our own, in-house system of assessing pupils' progress, achievements and attainment. It is being used by other...

Who We Are

We are proud to be a Hertfordshire Local Authority maintained Special Educational Needs School for children with Learning Disabilities...

A Brief History

We celebrated our 50th anniversary with a huge party, whilst launching our Oral Histories Project - voices recounting the fifty...

Volunteering At The Collett School

How volunteers support the work of the school. There are many ways to be involved.

How Are We Doing?

Every child and adult matter at The Collett School. We know what we do well and what we need...

Staff

These are the adults who facilitate learning at The Collett School. Every member of staff has an equally important...

Learning Interventions

Interventions are in addition to high quality classroom teaching. Support is bespoke to the needs of the child and...

Child Protection

We strive to keep children safe and protected from abuse.

The Collett School Vision, Mission And Values

We have clarity in the direction we are travelling and what there is to do in order to get there....

The Collett School's Vision

Thrive in Life!

The Collett School's Values

Effective education has the power to transform the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities and raise expectations...

The Collett School's Mission

'Promote the Abilities in Disability'

The School Self Evaluation

We robustly monitor and analyse all aspects of our school to ensure the children, families and staff get the best...

Fundraising Gallery

Here is a selection of photos from our past events organised by Friends of Collett. People and companies have also...

Admission To The Collett School

Information about how children are placed at The Collett School and our Prospectus can be found here.

Free School Meals

If you are able to claim free school meals, there may be other benefits you can apply for.

Need Advice?

Here you will find information on where to get advice locally.

Autism

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ASC - Autistic Spectrum Continuum

Literacy

Literacy is the ability to read and write, but also the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other...

Numeracy And Mathematics

Mathematics is a specific form of communication with its own language of signs and symbols and is particularly motivating for...

Art

Art has the power to changes lives, soothe and excite us. Art is about creativity - something we relish...

Interventions For Supporting Sensory Needs

Sensory Needs play an increasing part in the school's provision.

Procedures For Sensory Profiling

And the identification of appropriate Waves of Intervention.

Waves Of Intervention

The levels of support required for children to access the curriculum as well as possible.

The Hive

The Hive is the name we give to a suite of rooms, which are staffed to support children access learning....

Online Safety

Online Safety (previously called e-Safety) is about being safe when using the internet and technology.

Homework

Homework is set across all year groups at The Collett School in order to support each child's progress and ensure...

Reading

Reading is proven to be one of the most effective activities to improve progress in school.

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia

Specific Learning Difficulties

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) affect the way information is learned and processed. They include: Dyslexia. Dyspraxia or Development Co-ordination Disorder.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty for mathematics, or, more appropriately, arithmetic.

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dysgraphia

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia/

Subject: Psd

Personal, Social (and Emotional) Development

Physical Interventions & Restrictive Physical Interventions

For some children, sometimes, we need to physically intervene to support the safety of the individual and others.

Social Stories

Social Stories outline events (future or past) to help children and adults understand the sequence of events - preparing them...

Health And Safety

Health and Safety at The Collett School covers a range of situations, needs and access requirements.

Our Charitable Status

Friends of Collett Registered Charity No. 1157000

Giving My Views

We welcome our partnerships with families and our wider community. Please let us know what you think we are...

Collett Catch-Up

The Collett Catch-Up is the school's weekly newsletter, written by Harry Crawford and pupils of the school.

Vole Class

Vole Class has pupils from Years Reception through to KS1

Hertfordshire Send Strategy

Governors

The governing body aims to ensure the school provides the best possible education through robust monitoring and analysis of the...

News From Your Child's Class

Our Learning Groups/Classes have been working hard. Click on the links in the right hand column to see what...

Our Prime Foci

The focus of our Collett School Curriculum: Communication, PSD and Kinaesthesia/Movement

Travel Training

Travel Training begins as soon as pupils join the school. The intention is to develop independence and confidence with...

Communication: Prime Focus

Kinaesthesia/ Movement

Student Teacher Placements

First steps into teaching are daunting, though a placement at The Collett School equips you to perform with confidence!

Complaints

This page tells you how to complain and the policy we have in place to support you in being heard...

Commendations

It's always great to know when things are going really well. We often forget to let people know this...

Pine Class

Hello Dani! Have fun creating this webpage!

Mulberry Class

Olive Class

Sycamore Class

Post 16

Post-16 Study at The Collett School is part of a collaborative partnership with West Herts College to create a 5-day...

Learning Interventions In The Hive

The Hive is the name we give to the part of the school, that is centrally located and where additional...

School Improvement Planning

In looking to improve the school, we rigorously monitor what works well for our pupils now, but in ensuring this...

Communication Strategies For Children With Autism

Hertfordshire's Special Educational Needs Schools

There are different types of provision in Hertfordshire for children with complex learning needs. The sectors work collaboratively and...

Behaviour Support: Asd Self Injury

Critical Thinking Skills

Fundraising Vision

The sole focus of our fundraising efforts is to support our children access our mainstream world with confidence and belief...

Fundraising Contacts

Across all three schools of the association (and supported by the Friends of Collett and Friends of St Luke's): Gillian...

Phonics

Sex And Relationships Education (Sre)

Relationships are an important aspect of a thriving life. We talk about relationships from an early age, building knowledge...

National Curriculum

The National Curriculum

Partnerships For Improving Literacy

We are proactive in working with other partners to expand our child's opportunities to develop their literacy. We are...

Professional Development - Learning And Influence

Learning Links With Other Schools

We love working with other schools in partnerships that support our children and, ensure our mainstream school partnership pupils get...

Science

Science which matters is taught at The Collett School. Extracting and manipulating DNA (Graduate level science) has meaning and...

Music

Drama

Humanities - History And Geography

Languages

Subject: Computing

Physical Education (Pe)

Why we do PE, what it's like at The Collett School and where we are developing it further.

Citizenship

Subjects Areas At The Collett School

We teach subjects from the National Curriculum as an entitlement for our pupils. What should be learnt is the...

Transitions

Transition means to move from one activity/place to another.

The Collett School Day

Cookery

Religious Education (Re)

Outcomes Data

How well our pupils do, from Reception to the end of Year 11.

Local And National Support Contact Details

Here, we list the websites of organisations that we feel might be helpful to the families of children at The...

Testimonials

Testimonials of the Pupils, Parents/Carers, Staff, Partnerships and External Assessors of The Collett School

Payments & Uniform

If you are wishing to make a payment for school dinners, trips, uniform or donate to the school, please find...

Fundraising Plans

Our Fundraising Planning for the next few years is focused, though flexible in order to respond to changes in education...

How Can I Help?

What fun could you and your friends have raising funds for The Collett School?

How Can My Company Help?

What ways could you motivate your company department or business to help the children of The Collett School?

What Does Differentiation Mean?

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome (and also called Down's Syndrome) is caused by having a copy of chromosome 21 in our genetic makeup.

Published Work & Qualifications

An aim of the school is to provide a world class provision for the children now and future cohorts. Research,...

Awards Achieved

Awards are incredibly important to children and adults - they foster pride in our school community and a desire to...

Outreach

The Collett School offers Outreach services to primary and secondary schools in DSPL 7 as well as Business support in...

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (Send)

Our Speciality!

Global Development Delay (Gdd)

Global Development Delay

Williams Syndrome

Williams Syndrome

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Problems With Eating

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (Fas)

Learning Disabilities And Difficulties (Ldd)

What does the term mean?

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems.

Attachment Disorder

Children with attachment disorders or other attachment problems have difficulty connecting to others and managing their own emotions.

The Collett School's Strategic Aims

Taking steps towards our vision that all our pupils will thrive in life, these strategic aims drive our school improvement planning.

Gdpr

General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR). We keep data on pupils, their families and staff secure.

Reducing Anxieties

Most of us feel anxious at some time or other. Some of our pupils live in a constant state...

The Collett School Curriculum

Our curriculum is focused on children's needs for now and their future adult life.

Early Years Foundation Stage (Eyfs)

Early Years principles underpin our curriculum from 4 years to early adulthood.

Finances

Leadership at The Collett School balances income and expenditure effectively as a result of excellent fiscal management. The successes...

Speech And Language

Our integrated approach to supporting children's Speech and Language Communication Needs (SLCN)

Who Is Outreach For?

We support mainstream primary and secondary schools and, we work with businesses to support their teams with adults with learning disabilities.

What Support Does Outreach Provide?

Outreach from The Collett School is a professional service providing information, guidance and strategies that adults in mainstream settings can...

Outreach Resources

Please have a browse through our attached resources to see what type of resources we can provide as part of Outreach.

Request Outreach Support

Here are ways you can contact us to request support for individual staff or groups working with Primary aged children...

Outreach Business Request

We work with business organisations to support improved team working relationships where one or more of the team has learning disabilities.

Risk Assessments

We calculate risks in order to protect the children and adults of the school and for our visitors.

Speech And Language: Scerts

SCERTS: Social Communication & Emotional Regulation Transactional Support

Speech And Language: Elklan

The World Of Work And Employability

We look to ensure our pupils are prepared for the world of work through effectively managed work experience placements, extended...

Business Matters

The Collett School is a £2million business that requires extensive attention to detail.

Collett News

Updates on The Collett School: Forthcoming Events & Recent News

Who Are The Outreach Team?

We offer personal and bespoke programmes of support for schools and businesses.

Parents & Carers

A starting off point to find the information you want/need...Click on the links below

Children's Attendance And Sickness

Attending school and what to do if your child is too poorly to be in school.

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube...

Thank You

For contacting us.

How To Donate

Donations of money, time, skills, resources and help are always gratefully received!

Smsc

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of learning and living at The Collett School.

Development Of The School Buildings

The ethos of The Collett School is supportive, friendly and happy. Our buildings and environment weren't reflecting this, until now....

Visits Are Welcomed!

Come see the school and what happens here!

Glossary, Acronyms And Jargon

What does that mean?

Medical Needs At The Collett School

Medical needs have additional complexities in children with learning disabilities. We closely monitor individuals' welfare, the administration of medication,...

Ehcp Annual Reviews

What we do regarding EHCP Annual Reviews

Robins Learning Group

LOWER SCHOOL Class Teacher: Miss Emma Graham

Wrens Learning Group

LOWER SCHOOL Class Teacher: Mr Alex Chaplin

Rooks Learning Group

LOWER SCHOOL Class Teacher: Miss Laura Turner

Ravens Learning Group

LOWER SCHOOL Class Teacher: Mrs Gina Smith and Mrs Michelle Dearlove

Linden Learning Group

MIDDLE SCHOOL Class Teacher: Mrs Jennie Witter

Elder Learning Group

MIDDLE SCHOOL Class Teacher: Mrs Christina Self

Mahogany Learning Group

MIDDLE SCHOOL Class Teacher: Ms Heather Davey

Acacia Learning Group

MIDDLE SCHOOL Class Teacher: Mr Ben Linford

Sandalwood Learning Group

UPPER SCHOOL Class Teacher: Miss Eloisa Longley

Rosewood Learning Group

UPPER SCHOOL Class Teacher: Ms Miranda Brenham

Redwood Learning Group

UPPER SCHOOL Class Teacher Mrs Claire Wells and Miss Danielle Town (Trainee Teacher)

Post-16 Learning Group

UPPER SCHOOL Class Teacher: Mr Jonathan Tomlinson Our Post-16 Group is a West Herts College Provision at The Collett School,...

Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice is rightly loud and proud at The Collett School.

Managing Transitions For Pupils With Autism

Transitions - Supporting children with ASD to move from an activity or place to another.

Research And Development: Post-Graduate Work

Building on a rostrum of inquiry in search of responsive pedagogy and practice for pupils with complex learning profiles. ...

Headlice

Careers & Further Education

We ensure our pupils are prepared for the world of work through effectively managed work experience placements, extended work experience...

How Fundraising Makes A Difference

We fundraise because we want our school to maintain it's high standards, and aim to go above and beyond all...

Research & Development: Teacher Led Developmental Work

This page focuses on work currently being undertaken by our teaching staff.

Hive News

Keep abreast of all news from The Hive via this dedicated page. Stay tuned for more news over the coming weeks!

School Plays

Our school plays have an important role in the social development of our pupils. Communication skills and broader confidence can...

Autism & Eating

Many individuals on the autism spectrum may have a pattern of avoidant or restrictive eating, including rejecting food that was...

Music At The Collett School

Here at The Collett School, we believe that music should be an integral part of every pupil’s school experience.

Association To Federation?

The Collett School, St Luke's and Forest House Education Centre are in an 'Association' and are considering becoming a 'Federation'....

Mental Health

The mental well-being of school pupils and staff are crucially important in these pressured times.

Careers Information For Students

What career would you like when you leave education?

New Starters

Find out more about what your child's transition to The Collett School looks like...

School Letters

The majority of communications from the school are sent out electronically. If you have missed any, please see our archive...

Careers Week

We host a Careers Week for our students once a year to gain insight into the working world.