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Headteacher's Welcome

Equipping our Learners for Life

Pond Meadow Academy Trust is an outstanding special school where staff have high expectations and ambition for all children and young people.  We are committed to best preparing pupils from the moment they join us for life beyond school, which is reflected in our vision and values.

The school is situated in Bellfields, a suburb in the north of Guildford.  We provide education for Surrey children from 2-19 with a range of severe and complex learning disabilities and profound and multiple learning disabilities (including complex medical needs).  A very high proportion of pupils also have a diagnosis of ASD as well as additional complex needs.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the individual needs of every child/young person who attends Pond Meadow are recognised and listened to. Our progressive and responsive curriculum addresses the needs of all learners, particularly around points of transition, as does key investment in teacher and staff development.

We use a range of teaching approaches and strategies at different stages of learning that reflect the way our pupils learn.  Our classes are structured to promote communication, emotional regulation, self-help and independence. Our staff have expert knowledge in specialist strategies including TEACCH, Attention Autism, PECS, PODD, Bricks for Autism and Intensive Interaction.

If you are looking for a specialist provision for your son or daughter, then please do come and visit us or explore this website further.  As a parent/carer we welcome your contribution to our work and look forward to a close relationship with you.  We offer families support, information, training and practical help.

"Pupils at Pond Meadow make very strong progress from their different starting points. Teachers carefully assess what each pupil understands and can do. They use this information to inform their planning for each pupil, expertly building on pupils’ learning to make sure that pupils make excellent progress."

Ofsted 2017

You are very much welcomed to arrange a visit to see learning in action. The atmosphere at our school is truly unique – it is a community that is welcoming, caring and inspiring.

Emily Hayward

Headteacher

Social Panel

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Hedgehogs were very excited to begin Brick Club this week...here we are writing up the key learning outcomes of Brick Club. https://t.co/xiu5y9wTrA
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We always practise our practical life skills during the school week, Poppy class chose to make Jam sandwiches this week. Everybody loves a jam sandwich! https://t.co/W1UO21PfW7
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And we're back into the swing of it all quick as a flash...Springboard have been practising recognising names this week and their new storybook the fabulous Hungry Caterpillar, always a fave. https://t.co/wsjd83ZLE9
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This week our post 16's started work experience at Hatchlands Park, litter picking was the order of the day, to tidy up all the lovely picnic areas. Thank you NationalTrust. https://t.co/Q7030qAphK
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This has to be the picture of the week, and this week we have many to choose from. Our post-16's enjoying a real life snow globe experience. https://t.co/r7puSsLZZr
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Finisging the week with Christmas games, nothing better than a good old fashioned pass the parcel. https://t.co/8FoZbKjLGJ
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Christams crackers, paperchains and festive placemats for Chrsitams lunch from Maple class. https://t.co/fMMazAmd82
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It has been a week af festive activities throughout the school, here we are making personalised Christmas cards. https://t.co/yfCZr942cH
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This week we had therapy dog in, an amazingly calming experience for our children. https://t.co/uEqMBwyxKR
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We all enjoyed a lovely festive Christmas lunch yesterday, Poppy class made an amazingly festive table to receive it on! https://t.co/LyzogXgGnJ
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The PondMeadow Christmas Postbox is ready and waiting for our student elves to do deliveries…make sure you post your Xmas cards! https://t.co/0wDyY0fGe0
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The Christmas door competition has begun…who will be the winning class? https://t.co/dfeBpuXead
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This week Kingfisher Class have been using Numicon to help them during number sessions
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Bluebells class got creative in cooking this week, we made mr potato-head pancakes - they looked good and tasted good. Lots of fruit tasting too! https://t.co/pc32SrnpiL
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Robins class have had lots of fun mark-making with a windchime! The children moved their arms to make the windchime draw on the paper with the pens. Very clever! https://t.co/gYNGztdgp5
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Thank you and our lovely parent for our truly fabulous coffee and cake stand at parents evening. Have you ever seen so many home baked delights. It was hard to keep our hands off! https://t.co/dx6cTjpVx0
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An exhilarating parents evening tonight, our thanks to surrey choices, challengers, white lodge,activate learning, jigsaw, surrey CC adult learning and to our amazing therapists teams. And of course to all of the parents that came - it was so lovely to see you all.#parentsevening https://t.co/VIxbzSJCTk
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We are looking forward to seeing you all for parents evening tonight! https://t.co/0HwN7Ak8TF
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Primrose class watered all the plants in the foyer this week, the children enjoyed touching the leaves and pouring the water over the soil. https://t.co/smhtThs7y7