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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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What a fun time was had this week beachcombing and mudlarking with h2h Sensory Theatre. No need to go to the beach when you can have this much fun in school! https://t.co/83p6wgvgN2
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What a wonderful street party we had yesterday to celebrate the platinum jubilee. The sun shone and everyone had such fun! https://t.co/AuMOTwSRXY
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Two police officers visited pupils in Springboard and Ducklings as part of our topic ‘People Who Help Us.’ They had fun trying on different police hats and uniform, listening to police songs and sounds and engaging with little world play with the police officers. #Police https://t.co/I3wWX3ji9Q
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Wishing all our staff, pupils and their families a relaxing Easter break - you all certainly deserve it
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This week we collected our fabulous wheelchair planters kindly donated by our charity Destination Pond Meadow. The children quickly got to work planting seeds and we are looking forward to some lovely Spring flowers. https://t.co/6mm0EYsIC2
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Making yummy Easter nest cakes, the perfect Friday treat! Happy Easter everyone. https://t.co/0AViOtoKVw
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Post 16 classes had a fabulous trip to Chessington World of Adventures today, what a wonderful way to end the term! Lots of fun was had by all. https://t.co/FZT73KaAGh
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Our post 16 students planted 15 saplings in the meadow area this week. The saplings were provided by the Woodlands Trust as part of the ‘plant a tree for the jubilee’ scheme. Thanks to Volunteers from school for helping. https://t.co/xdtIM1PFqt
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The staff enjoyed getting dressed up to celebrate Comic Relief this week and the pupils raised an amazing £242 in their bake off well done team pond meadow! https://t.co/hoBPPR0uGt
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Community police constable Emma and Lisa visited us this week with their all important furry friend WIlbur. Our deputy head may have developed a soft spot for Wilbur! https://t.co/0aTwNAC8TR
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Naranja! Continuing the fruit theme, Beech class have been exploring fruit in Spanish, what better connection to learning about a fruit, speak and eat. https://t.co/niQ9t1fvFm
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Waterfall class have been getting creative making self portraits with fruit, exploring the artist Frida Kahlo and her fascination with fruit. I think Frida would have been proud of our iteration. https://t.co/gLOBhqIUqF
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Pond Meadow staff also playing their part in the World Book day celebrations! https://t.co/qLKYVHQeWW
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Celebrating World Book Day 2022 ..some amazing costumes from our children. https://t.co/wE6nQOV9qj
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As part of our ‘Being Healthy’ topic we have explored vegetables and munched a few too! In Literacy we have enjoyed the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ 🥦 🥕 and in Art we used vegetables to print on paper - the savoy cabbage leaf made the most interesting print 🥬 https://t.co/K2ZlrKv1gb
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Ready, Steady, Go! games were a great success in Springboard this week. Learning is fun! https://t.co/NxR9his6Al
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Last term we built a special area in our meadow with some lovely planters donated by our charity . Waterfall have been busy planting this week and learning about all the different types of plants. https://t.co/pxykrx7fHt
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We are very excited to introduce our new additions Garlic and Butter to the Lower school! They are 3 month old Giant African Land Snails. The children all voted in their names what great choices! https://t.co/J2obwAu1tF
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Cooking is a favourite part of the week at Pond Meadow, this week Herons made dreamy fairy cakes. https://t.co/TIwdjXbkEa
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Lavender class have been learning about Spain this week, we like the Spanish flag and Seville oranges! https://t.co/ryvpIt7fAA