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Welcome to Discovery Special Academy

Discovery will help to meet an increasing demand for special needs facilities within the Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland authority areas.

It is the culmination of five years of work, dedication and commitment from Tees Valley Education staff and our partner local authorities, along with other specialist providers, to secure much needed extra capacity for local children and families.


Helpful Information

From April 2021 there will be a new South Tees pathway for children and young people with autism and other neurological conditions. This will be called the Neurodevelopmental Pathway which is explained in more detail in the attachment. The new pathway aims to provide needs led support for both the child and family before, during and after diagnosis.

We need to hear from as many parent carers as possible before the end of October 2020.  We want to hear about your family experiences, to ensure the support offered on the new pathway reflects needs.  One way you can do this is by completing our independent survey:

​As well as completing the survey, we have another opportunity for you to have your say and share your experiences, by joining us in some free, online, focus group sessions.  We will be exploring in more depth, support that works for you, what doesn’t work and where the gaps may be.  This information will help shape future services around your child and family needs and will help other families who need support.  Pre-set dates in each area are:


Monday 12 October, 10:30 – 12:00

Thursday 22 October, 10:00 – 11:30

Redcar & Cleveland

Tuesday 13 October, 10:00 – 11:30

Monday 19 October, 12:30 – 14:00

Online meetings will be set up by us.  All you need to do is provide your email address and we will send you a link.  You click on the link and it will take you to the online meeting.  If these dates don’t work for you, please get in touch and we will try our best to work around you.

Please email or call on 07593 448 829, if you would like to take part in a planned focus group session or would like to give your views in any other way.  Don’t forget to also complete the online survey.

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