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Mr Mark Phillips
Welcome from our Headteacher
"Every day is an opportunity to shine"
On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to Barndale House School. I hope that this website gives you a glimpse into the life of our school and begins to help you understand ‘The Barndale Way’ of doing things. We are very proud of what our wonderful school can offer your child and family and our website is a good place to find out exactly what you can expect from us.
I feel very privileged to be introducing myself as the Headteacher of Barndale House School. I have worked in special education for over sixteen years and to be the Headteacher of such a fantastic, friendly and welcoming school is a job I feel very fortunate to have. The positive, warm atmosphere and commitment from staff to providing the best possible education, opportunities and outcomes for all of our amazing pupils is something that excites me very much. It makes Barndale House School a very special place to work.
Our personalised and flexible approach to teaching and learning will ensure that your child is placed at the heart of everything we do. Our team of brilliant staff are highly skilled, caring, hardworking and committed to promoting every aspect of your child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. We understand and appreciate that progress for every child will look very different and we recognise this in numerous ways. We promote a positive and supportive culture in school where every achievement is recognised and celebrated.
We know how valuable each day at school is and this is reflected in our motto - ‘every day is an opportunity to shine’. We therefore work hard to ensure that all of our pupils are happy, safe and have access to a meaningful, FUN and balanced curriculum. You can find out more about our curriculum by visiting the relevant pages on this website.
We see parents and carers as key partners in the education of their children and aim to work very closely with families. We have a calendar of events which you are encouraged to attend and we will communicate with you through our home-school diary system, but you are also very welcome to come into school at any time to discuss any issues, concerns or ideas that you may have. You know your child best so we believe that working in partnership is the best way forward. Our vision is for Barndale House School to become a centre of excellence within the field of special education, training and support and together we will make sure that we continue on our journey towards this goal. We may be a small school (at the moment!) but we have some big ambitions.
I hope that you find this website useful, but if there is anything else you need to know then please contact us. We love our school and we hope that you will too!
I look forward to meeting and working with you.