Meet Rhubarb!

We are very excited to advise that we are introducing Pet Therapy to The Link. Pet Therapy can be used to improve social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Staff were introduced to Rhubarb, the most placid, calm and beautiful Lakeland Terrier during our breakfast meeting on Thursday.

Together with her owner, Lesley Nicolas (who also happens to be one of governors) Rhubarb has passed a Pet’s Therapy training course and has chosen our school to visit on a regular basis

We are hoping that Rhubarb will soon become a familiar face around the school and shortly plan to introduce her to small groups of pupils, so that they can get to know her and enjoy playing with her, talking to her, stroking her, enhancing their love of dogs or simply overcome any fears they may have. We would be very interested to know how your child currently reacts to dogs. Are they wary? Are they confident and used to dogs? Do they or any member of your family have any allergies to fur or dog hair? Please let your child’s class teacher know via the home school book or email the school office, so we can arrange introductions accordingly.

‘Thank you very much for all the help and support you have given our daughter. The Link is a great school and our decision to send our daughter here was the best decision we made.”

Parental Survey 2017

Latest News

Mother’s Day Celebration

What a wonderful celebration of our Mums, Nan’s and Aunties. I do hope that those of you were able to join us enjoyed the event that the pupils prepared. The skills that were bought to the fore organising this event …

Read more

Fundraising Fun!

Over the last week or so, our caring ethos has come to the fore, as we have joined in fundraising campaigns for two well-known charities. Last Friday, we all wore red and had a ‘bit of a silly’ day as …

Read more

Hazel FM

Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust’s  Digital School have been running podcasts with Hazel Class over the past few weeks. You can tune in and listen to them interviewing their teacher and playing their favourite songs. They also discuss how …

Read more

Mum Turns Author

Nadine Neckles, is a special needs blogger and life coach who has written for leading disability charities including Carers UK, Caring at the Chaos and Firefly. She is also Mum and full-time carer to her six year old daughter who …

Read more