Look at what Clare’s Class have been doing this week.

999 calls

Clare’s class have been finding out about how to deal with an emergency. They learnt how to make a 999 call and which emergency services might be involved. The children thought about how to deal with minor injuries and role-played how to treat injuries using different bandages. They understood the need to stay calm in an emergency.

Food Art

We have been learning about food art, focussing on the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo. We have been painting with a range of food-based dyes and paints including red cabbage, beetroot, spinach, tumeric, paprika and coffee. We were surprised at the range of strong colours we could make with food. Arcimboldo painted pictures of people made from different foods. We used both pictures of fruit and also real fruit and vegetables to create our own food faces.

We also have something exciting happening after the Easter holidays

London 

Some of our secondary pupils were lucky enough to visit London last week. Whilst there we visited the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Shrek Adventure Land, Harry Potter Studios and watched a show at the theatre. One of the highlights for all involved was having the opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Prompraise 24. It was a fantastic week and the children made us incredibly proud. 

For more pictures see our gallery 

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Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

Look what Maddi’s class have been doing this week.

This term in Maddi’s Class, we have been learning about plants and growing, we have created some lovely flower paintings and lots of colourful art work. Our story has been the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and we have enjoyed exploring the hungry caterpillar food and fruit! We have made jelly caterpillars and used a variety of things such as ice cream cones and potatoes to paint and print with!

The children are developing their independence skills so well, with some now taking their coats off when they come in and putting them on their pegs, and they have all made amazing progress with their communication skills.

We still have lots of exciting things to explore, including growing our own plants with our next story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and we are really looking forward to it!

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Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

Look what Lara’s class have been doing this week.

Literacy

In literacy this term we have been reading the book ‘Lost and Found’. The children have enjoyed sequencing the story and retelling it using our text map and Makaton signs. They have completed some great writing from the story and will further be creating their own narrative writing pieces.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

To celebrate random Acts of Kindness day we have spoken and thought about what kindness is and why it is important to be kind. We have tried to seize many different opportunities to show kindness towards the adults and children in school. We shared our favourite activities with our friends, taking turns.

Curriculum

In Science we have been learning about fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We have compared their structure and focused on important features and facts to help identify, name and classify them. We have learnt that we as humans are also classed as mammals due to our distinct features.

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Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

Look at what Morgan’s class have been doing this week.

This term in Morgan’s class the pupils have enjoyed learning all about families. The pupils have explored different types of families and have enjoyed listening to our stories ‘Owl Babies and Peace at Last’.

The pupils have made some fantastic pieces of artwork whilst exploring 2D shapes – triangle, square and circle. The children have also been practising their counting and investigating numbers one to five.

We have been having lots of fun moving and dancing to action songs such as head, shoulders, knees and toes and baby shark.

The class have worked really hard on their independence skills, practising taking their own coats and shoes on and off for breaktimes.

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Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

Look what Michelle’s class have been doing this week.

This week in Michelle’s class we have been enhancing our independence skills by finding our own coats for outdoor learning and trying hard to put them on. 

Our class story is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We have had lots of fun exploring the sensory story tray and making feathered owls, fingerprint owls and drawing owls.  The video of Owl Babies is available on the school website for you to share with your child. 

The children have worked hard on their communication and interaction using sentence strips around the class and wider school to help them use their voice and make requests. We are very proud of them all! 

All of the children in Michelle’s class are enjoying accessing our beautiful sensory rooms in which we can regulate, complete our sensory programmes and enjoy 1:1 intensive interaction and activities. 

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Well done to all our explorers this week.

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Our School

Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

Look what Zahida’s class have been doing this week.

Explorer of the Week

Well done to our explorers this week.

Reading

We love reading at Discovery. Have a look on your child’s class curriculum page on the website for a video of the text they are currently sharing at school.

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Our School

Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

We have had a great first 2 weeks back. The children have settled back into the routines brilliantly. Look at some of the things we have been doing.

Explorer of the Week

Well done to our explorers this week

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Our School

Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

Happy new year to all our pupils and families.

Look what Sophie’s class have been doing this week.

Welcome back and a Happy New Year!  

We have had a great first week back in class. The children have all settled well back into our daily routines and enjoyed exploring new activities.  

This week we are reading ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ by Julia Donaldson and exploring the story sack with characters for retelling. The children have started the week by designing ties which the Giant gives to the Giraffe for his cold neck. We used a range of mediums to mark make and create different effects. On Wednesday, we were busy making shirts as a sail for the boat for the goat.  

In maths, we are singing ‘Ten Green Bottles’ and exploring numbers which we are then hanging on a washing line with pegs to help to develop our fine motor control.  

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Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

In Charlotte’s Class, we decorated our own Christmas Tree and made some baubles using clay and a snowflakes cookie cutter. We enjoyed choosing Christmas song using a choice board and exploring the real and fake snow! We have been exploring Christmas through maths and fine motor skills by practising our wrapping of presents.

We all loved meeting Mr and Mrs Claus! We hope you all have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Santa

We had a surprise visit from Mr and Mrs Clause at our Sandy Flatts Lane site this week. More photos can be seen in our gallery.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

School will re open in the new year on Monday 8th January 2024. From everyone at Discovery, we want to thank you for your continued support and wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

In Kathryn’s class, we have been very creative with poetry and magic! We found a winter wonderland of play in our classroom when we arrived at school. We played at building snowmen and towers, made our own snow, created a winter web and even snowballed each other! We made so much magic in our classroom that it actually started to snow outside!

We went into our outdoor area and felt the snowflakes on our faces. It was amazing!

When we came back to the classroom we were buzzing with ideas! Some people wrote their ideas on the whiteboard straight away and others wrote snowy magic words on the paper roll across the floor. We had so many ideas that we wanted to write our poems inspired by Kit Wright’s The Magic Box straight away.

Here are a few of our magical poems:

I will put in the pink box,

A naughty little elf,

Happy white snowman,

Pink, fluffy, candy corn teddy, Popcorn!

AG – Year 7

I will put in the box:

Shiny icy snowflakes,

A majestic snowball game,

Glowing lights and hot chocolate.

I will put in the box:

A pink folder full of special secrets,

Creative colouring pictures,

A purple notebook.

ZN – Year 7

I will put in the box:

The jolly smile from a frosty snowman with an orange crunchy carrot as a nose.

The whirling, twirling, spinning blizzard from a heavy snowstorm.

The laughter from a fierce snowball fight.

My box is fashioned from:

The silky fur from a mighty lion’s mane.

The red-hot sand from a deserted island.

The boiling fire from a dragon’s nostrils.

I will sledge in my box,

In the refreshing air of a holiday,

With the excitement of opening presents on Christmas day,

In the waves of the salty sea.

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Our School

Reviews

When you enter the main building, you are greeted by a beautiful large fish tank and an overwhelming sense of calm and quietness. That is not to say incidents don’t happen, they do, but the staff have a very calm manner of dealing with things.

Moving through the school and its grounds you see that Discovery Special Academy and the Trust recognise the uniqueness of every child and promotes inclusion through their holistic approach. Having an holistic approach to ensure the children made progress socially and emotionally as well as academically was evident and underpinned every decision the school leaders and staff made.

Staff across school are passionate about supporting all children and everything they do places the children firmly at the centre. Staff work as a close team and feel trusted to work for the good of all. They are innovative in their approach to supporting the needs of children. The clear systems and processes evidenced in their daily day-to-day practice make school a calm place to learn and work.

Parents are extremely supportive and appreciative of the work of the school. One parent said of the staff ‘It’s like having another parent for my child’. Another said, ‘Everything I need is here from the staff because through their support they know the children better than we do’. Through the work of the Pastoral Team the school is keen to continue to encourage parents to play a part in school life.

There is a feeling of ambition, enthuisiam and passion for the students of Discovery

-IQM Assessor

You are all brilliant!

-Parent

The environments have a calm feel to them. The classroom structure is suited to the pupil needs

-Student Teacher

My child has come on leaps and bounds since joining Discovery, staff are doing a fantastic job, the school is always willing to help in and outside of school.

-Parent

The learning environment, resources and the use of ICT is designed to create an innovative and enriched experience for all pupils

-IQM Assessor

The staff have all been very nurturing and loving to the children. They are very fair.

-Student Teacher

Discovery is an amazing school with fantastic staff, who help your child through every aspect.

-Parent

The environment is very calming and suited to the needs of children. Everything has been considered to make the best of the learning environment for the children.

-Student Teacher

Absolutely AMAZING school with brilliant, hard-working and passionate teachers and staff! I would 100% recommend Discovery to any parent. My child has made significant progress since starting Discovery, plus my child is so happy and enjoys going to school, couldn’t ask for anything better for my child.

-Parent

We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.

-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.

-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service

"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."

- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy

This is a school where relationships matter. Relationships are seen as pivotal to success and are valued and nurtured.

-IQM Assessor

I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.

-Trainee Teacher

"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."

- Parent

"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."

- Dance Teacher

Staff have worked hard to develop an understanding of each child and to ensure they develop into successful young people

-IQM Assessor

"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"

- Parent

Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.

-IQM Assessor

Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.

-Trainee Teacher

Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.

-IQM Assessor

"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."

- Parent

"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."

- Parent

Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.

-IQM Assessor

"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."

- Parent

The positive attendance trends at Discovery Special Academy.

-IQM Assessor

The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.

-Parent

I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!

-Supply Teacher

I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.

-Trainee Teacher

The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through

-Parent

I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery

-Parent

This is a place where children are safe, want to be and want to learn.

-IQM Assessor

I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery

-Parent

Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch

-Parent

She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too

-Parent

The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy

-Parent

The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.

-Trainee Teacher

I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery

-Parent

When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.

-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

My son is learning new things everyday.

-Parent

I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.

-Parent

Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.

-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)

It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other

-Trainee Teacher

Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.

-Parent

Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.

-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)

My child had a great night 10pm that's the earliest she has gone to sleep with no fuss till 7.30am this morning. She did not want to get up this morning. I can't thank you enough for your support that's the best nights sleep I've had in 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your schools support. Massive thank you to the lady and the driver who picks my child up they are amazing they make my child and me feel so comfortable sends her into school. Thank you.

-Parent

Thank you so much for making my visit so memorable. It was a real pleasure to come and share my books with the pupils. They were all wonderful and should be very proud of themselves. It was such an honour to see them doing activities inspired by my books - and it warmed my heart to see how inclusive the school is.

-Author from our visit

I am so happy. My child said two words to me for the first time today. Thank you very much to all the wonderful teachers.

-Parent

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