We break up for half term on Friday 27th May. There will be an INSET day on Monday 6th June and students return on Tuesday 7th June.

Canine Support

Studies support the idea that interacting with a pet benefits many children with social, emotional and communication difficulties. Children with learning difficulties especially benefit from interacting with dogs, which can provide unconditional, non-judgmental love and companionship, acting as a social catalyst, encouraging positive social interaction.

At St Philip’s School students benefit from using two dogs in a therapeutic way on site:

Bobby is a lurcher who is based in the Student Support Centre.

Often pupils who find it difficult to communicate with start to interact around Bobby. He also helps 1:1 student support sessions.

Joker is a rescue Greyhound and is based in Mrs Clements office.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

Blog

Excelling in Mental Health

Well done to the Student Support Team and Teachers who have achieved the Excelling Accreditation from Edupod. Edupod is a project from Innovating Minds focusing on creating a mentally healthy environment in school for students and staff. This is the …

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Tate Britain Trip

Year 9 pupils visited Tate Britain as part of the Art curriculum.  They enjoyed taking part in a scavenger hunt amongst the ‘Hew Locke: Procession’ installation. They also had a lot of fun using drama and art activities to explore …

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Celebrate Chessington

We have been asked by the organisers of this year’s Celebrate Chessington event to share details with our families. It will take place during the half term on Wednesday 1st June from 12 noon at Churchfields Recreation Ground. The organisers …

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Parent Support Workshops

Parents at St Philip’s are very welcome to attend the following workshops that are being offered by Southborough High School to a cluster of schools in the local area including ourselves. There are four sessions: 1)      Youth Mental Health First …

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