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Larwood School

Part of Larwood Academy Trust

Quick Background

Larwood is a dynamic and successful primary special school for up to 64 boys and girls with a range of social, emotional, and behavioural change to mental health related difficulties. At any given time, many pupils have an additional diagnosis of ADHD and autism.

The school is named after Harold Larwood, the English fast bowler famous for his part in winning the Ashes. The name Larwood was chosen because Harold was a working man who became a sporting hero through effort, hard work, and by ensuring that an individual effort helps a team to function and improve.

Located in Stevenage and situated in its own grounds, Larwood is well staffed with excellent resources and facilities for learning, sport and recreation, play and enjoyment.

We have a wide ranging curriculum providing learning, rewarding and enjoyable opportunities delivered across the school and extended day, as well as weekly boarding for up to 12 children. The ethos and approach to the management of pupil behaviour is developed from a consistent use of the Hertfordshire Steps program which emphasises a therapeutic approach as well as an ethos of consistent positive support, rewards and consequences.

As a member of the Larwood Team you will receive support, guidance and training to enable you to deliver the high expectations we have as well as unlocking and realising the true potential of our pupils. For many pupils and parents, Larwood School is a life changing experience.

All staff are expected to embrace this philosophy and deliver consistent responses and actions at all times. If you believe in yourself and have the desire and commitment to succeed with the most challenging and rewarding children, then we cannot wait to hear from you and look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Sean Trimble
Headteacher