Sunningdale School is the only school in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, for children aged 2-11 with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties including Autism. This encompasses a wide range of learning difficulties, disabilities, syndromes and disorders. Sunningdale School also caters for children with a range of Physical Difficulties and Speech, Language and Communication Needs in addition to any cognitive difficulties they may have.
At Sunningdale School we adopt a holistic approach to each child’s development. We develop highly individualised Personalised Learning Plans based around their needs in the areas of Cognition and Learning; Communication and Interaction; Social, Emotional and Mental Health; and Sensory and Physical Needs. All of these areas are developed simultaneously, rather than in isolation, and classroom based staff are supported by a range of professionals* to ensure that skills in these areas are constantly being reinforced.
We have a range of specialist environments at Sunningdale School including a hydrotherapy pool and a range of sensory environments. We also have a number of bespoke environments such as a forest school area, comic book library and Lego therapy room.
Where appropriate we also offer ‘Dual Placements’ where a child might attend a mainstream school for specific sessions and ourselves for particular interventions or teaching.
*For example, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists and Educational Psychologists.
PLEASE NOTE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TO PUPILS ON FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2020 FOR STAFF INSET.
SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR HALF TERM W/C FEBRUARY 17th FEBRUARY.