About The Centre

Who We Are

The Centre caters for the needs of children and young people aged 2-19 years who have severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties and we also have facilities, based on a TEACCH approach, for children with autism together with learning difficulties.

The Centre is part of the Northumberland Church of England Academy is located within the Josephine Butler Campus sharing the building with the Josephine Butler Primary and Secondary campuses.
The children and young people receive their education from a dedicated and highly experienced specialist team of teachers and teaching assistants.

The provision was purpose-built and opened in March 2012.  We have a well-resourced learning environment which includes;

  • multi-sensory rooms
  • food technology room
  • soft play
  • ICT room fitted with switches and touch screens
  • trampoline room for rebound therapy and trampolining
  • 2 fully adapted minibuses
  • hydrotherapy pool
  • independent living area

The Centre is supported by a range of specialist agencies including; speech & language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, Academy medical officer & nurse, community nursing team, social services, educational and clinical psychologists.

For each of our learners we offer an individualised curriculum, set out in an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Our curriculum is drawn from National Curriculum core & foundation subjects and an essential curriculum that covers all aspects of Personal and Social Education.

We also provide a sensory curriculum to support the needs of our learners with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

We hope that you find this information useful. If you would like to know anything further or to arrange a visit to the Centre then please do get in touch by contacting Ann Kain – Centre Admin Manager – 01670 844322