Elmwood & Penrose Federation Outreach

Elmwood School Penrose School

Elmwood & Penrose Federation

Headteacher: Helen Farnell

Address: Penrose School (Primary), Albert Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 7ET; Elmwood School (secondary), Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6AW; The Jean Rees Centre (post 16), Chilton Trinity Campus, Chilton Street, Bridgwater TA6 3JA

Penrose T: 01278 411222

Elmwood T: 01278 456243

The Jean Rees Centre T: 01278 423660

Brief description of school(s): Elmwood and Penrose is a federation of two special schools in Bridgwater. We meet the needs of children and young people from the age of 2 years old, through primary and secondary age ranges into sixth-form and adulthood. Our students have a wide range of complex needs and we teach from P level 1 to GCSE. Our focus is on developing independence and living full and rewarding lives.

Support for Pupils at Risk of Exclusion

  • Specialist TA available to local primary schools
  • Classroom audit
  • Lesson observations
  • Resources
  • Planned intervention and feedback to schools
  • SENCo forum


  • We offer training through an Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and colleagues from Health to lead training

Individual bespoke requests

  • Initial teacher assessment
  • On-going TA support
  • Access to resources
  • Learning Resource Base access
  • Personalised resources - symbols and work station tasks

TA Support

  • Through negotiation we may be able to offer specialist support within your school to cover absences, staff leaving.

Learning Resource Centre

  • We host the LRC for Sedgemoor
  • Borrow SEN resources
  • Access training and support
  • Networking with other SEN staff

Support for CLP

  • Chaired by Headteacher Opportunities for CPD
  • Opportunities for shared support
  • Successful in funding applications for Big Lottery for community work, Malachi Trust

Outreach Centre

  • Primary aged students work on social and emotional wellbeing
  • Individual assessments
  • Individual sessions
  • Small groups
  • After school clubs
  • Targeted support in schools for class based staff
  • Support and training for lunchtime supervisors
  • Family support
  • Reports back to schools on progress
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