Cornfield, Herons Dale, Oak Grove and Palatine Federation of Special Schools
On the 21st September 2017 Herons Dale School joined the Federation of Special Schools compromising Cornfield School, Oak Grove College and Palatine School. Together the four schools form the Thrive Federation of Special Schools and they have one governing body, chaired by Geoff Palmer.
Cornfield School provides education for 9-16 year olds with SEMH as a primary need and is led by Mrs M Davis as Headteacher.
Herons Dale School provides education for 4-11 year olds in a generic primary special school environment and is led by Isabel Robson as Headteacher.
Oak Grove College provides education for 11-19 year olds in a generic secondary special school environment and is led by Phillip Potter as Headteacher.
Palatine Primary School provides education for 4-11 year old in a generic primary special school environment and is led by Catriona Goldsmith as Headteacher.
The aim of the Thrive Federation is to ensure all of our young people from 4- 19 years of age can benefit from “Learning without limits”.
There are a number of policies that apply across all four schools and other policies are operated at a school level.
Our Federation Education Research Blog
Follow this link to the education research blog. This is a place to reflect on new and existing research about education practice as well as a forum to share experiences and thoughts of teachers, school staff and the wider community about how we can continue striving for excellence for our students. This blog is the collaborative initiative of the Cornfield, Oak Grove and Palatine Federation of Special Schools.