AT NYLAND School, every day is a fresh start for the children.

What happened the previous day, week, month or year does not distract from the daily warm welcome as they step into the classroom.

Nyland School is part of the Nyland Campus provision for supporting pupils with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. Nyland Campus is part of a multi-academy trust, The Whitehorse Federation, formed in August 2012.

Principal, Becky O’Brian, said: “We strike a good balance between academic rigour and the PSHE and enrichment curriculum that is so important to the children in our care.

“We maintain high expectations for learning just like any other mainstream school. We follow the National Curriculum and there is a high level of accountability for teachers to deliver quality first teaching.

“We have a good understanding of the children’s learning, emotional, social and behaviour needs and personalise the provision accordingly.

“There is an emphasis on personal, social and health education and positive behaviour management. We are continuously reflecting on our professional practice.

“It is an aspiration of all the staff that the children might one day return to mainstream education so that they are living and learning with peers in their local community.

“Being a part of the White Horse Federation enables Nyland Campus to keep a valuable link with local schools, work collaboratively with our WHF colleagues, and provide a range of mainstream experiences for pupils.”

Mrs O’Brien is particularly proud of recent achievements at the school, including football team successes, Sainsbury’s School Games Kite mark, engaging families and strengthening the governing body.

“These are evidence of the enthusiasm and dedication of our team,” she said.

“I was really pleased to meet most families at my ‘meet the new principal’ day.

“This gave me a huge insight into the children’s journey to Nyland campus and how we as a school can support all our families.

“Both our Harvest Festival and Fab Friday were really well attended and families were able to share many enriching learning opportunities with their children.”

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Nyland School Address: Nyland Road, Nythe, Swindon SN3 3RD Telephone: 01793 535023 Website: Principal: Becky O’Brian Uniform: Black/Grey trousers, white polo shirt, Nyland Campus sweatshirt