• Ofsted 2018 - GOOD with OUTSTANDING for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Welcome to The Linden Centre

Our Values

Self, Assessment, Intevention, Learning, Achievement

The Linden Centre is an Assessment and Intervention Short Stay School for Primary KS1-2 and Secondary KS3 pupils based across two school sites; the Primary school in Overdale and the Secondary school in Dawley.  Each school has 24 part time placements or 12 full time placements and 2 Twilight places and we have classes which are no larger than 6 pupils. We serve pupils from Telford and Wrekin and pupils access a placement via the Fair Access Process (FAP) due to behaviour concerns or at risk of permenant exclusion or those that are permanently excluded from school. We pride ourselves in supporting learners

with a wide range of difficulties as most pupils have some sort of a social, emotional or learning need, whilst  others have a diagnosis of Autism, Asprergers, Attachment ADHD and/or PDA .

The Linden Centre is part of a borough wide strategy to promote inclusion and positive behaviour in a safe, secure, child centred, positive and nurturing environment:

  • We provide specialist teachers, HLTAs, TAs and Intervention Support Officers and wide ranging support, observation and intervention to develop self esteem, confidence, social skills and overcome barriers to learning in order to effectively re-engage and reintegrate Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 pupils back onto their learning journey.
  • We assess the needs of each individual pupil and identifies and applies consistent strategies and interventions to transform their behaviour.
  • We work in partnership with a range of mainstream schools, special schools, therapists and agencies in order to support each individual child in achieving their maximum potential through an enjoyment of varied learning opportunities, positive arts intervention, workshops and enrichment opportunities.
  • We communicate closely with parents, carers and school staff to help them to overcome the difficulties experienced by their child and provide opportunities for them to work with their child in reflecting on their behaviour, identify coping strategies and praising their child.

Our ethos is centred on pupils developing an intrinsic desire to make progress both academically and with their own emotional, social and behavioural skills.

It is a happy place to learn.

Miss Rachael C Brown

Executive Headteacher