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Message from the Headteacher

       Judith Salter, CBE

Welcome to our website. Glenwood is a community special school situated in Benfleet, South Essex. We cater for children and young people who have severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, aged 3 to 19yrs. This covers a wide range of needs including learners with autistic spectrum condition and those with complex physical and sensory impairments.We hope the website gives you a small insight into life at Glenwood but we know it cannot substitute for a visit. If you would like to know more about us please contact the school.

The Glenwood Way

Leaders set the bar high

There is an atmosphere of excitement and passion for the young people in the school which underpins a relentless drive for improvement; the school is committed to helping learners to be as fulfilled and independent as they can be; making the very greatest possible impact on progress and quality of life.

Each learner is a well-known and highly valued individual

Staff are persistent in gaining a detailed knowledge of each young person and how they make the very best progress by constantly exploring their strengths and potential; our job is to grow and develop happy, safe and secure people and we are successful in nurturing a sense of self within a social world; this involves the ability to foster and enjoy relationships and interactions with others.

Parents/carers and families are at the heart of the school

The whole family’s needs are considered alongside those of the learner because this directly relates to the young person’s welfare and sense of wellbeing; a strong, trusting relationship is formed with the family from the very start and is a true partnership.

Every member of the Glenwood community matters

All staff, learners, families and visiting professionals can make an important contribution to progress and are valued members of the team; different does not mean lesser and so in this way everyone is of equal worth and everyone’s part in the bigger picture is  equally important.