Maple View School Prospectus 2022 2023

Maple View School is a new inspirational specialist school for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties, aged 6 to 16 years. Located in Mackworth, a suburb of Derby, the school is a short distance from the City Centre. The School is purpose built with light, airy and flexible education spaces as well as quiet spaces and classroom break out rooms. The residential facilities are modern, spacious and homely and the school has a large secure garden and play area, all making Maple View a fantastic place to live and learn. Children placed at the school have a range and complexity of needs including: Autism Moderate to severe learning difficulties Speech, language and communication difficulties Challenging behaviour We offer day and 52 week residential placements. We may also consider term time residential placements. We have a multi-disciplinary team approach which encompasses Education Care and Therapy and ensures that all areas of our pupils’ Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) are met. We have access to a range of professionals including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychology Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and Physiotherapy.

Prospectus 2022/2023

A Specialist Day and Residential School for children with Learning Difficulties aged 6 to 16 years.

Maple View School is part of the SENAD Group who have over 25 years ’ success in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people with special education needs. We have an unwavering drive to ensure that children and young people have every opportunity to maximise their potential by providing the right environment and a fully individualised curriculum and care plan.

Maple View School 305a Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth, Derby, DE22 4LL

Tel:01332 404888 Email:



Welcome to Maple View School


The Curriculum


Residential Provision


Meet the Team


Referrals and Assessments


How to Find Us


The Local Community


Term Dates




General Information



Choosing the right school can be one of the most important decisions for parents and carers to take in their child ’ s life, particularly when the child has additional learning needs. I hope this prospectus will provide you with the necessary information as to why Maple View School could be the right place for your child. The school is situated in the heart of Mackworth, a suburb of Derby, with great transport links to a wide range of amenities in the city as well as access to parks and countryside. We have a large enclosed garden providing a safe and secure environment for the children. The school is purpose built with light, airy and flexible education spaces, the residential home is modern, spacious and homely, all making Maple View a fantastic place to live and learn. Welcome to Maple View School

Our Aims The school ’ s key aims are for our children to: 

Be happy, safe and active members of the school and wider community Develop their social, communication and academic skills to their full potential

Self - manage their behaviour

Develop self - care and independent living skills in order to live a rich and fulfilling life.

We provide individualised education and care programmes for children aged 6 to 16 years, with a range and complexity of needs including:

Individualised curriculum pathways, with Learning Intentions developed from EHCP outcomes, and a holistic approach to learning enable this.

Autistic Spectrum Conditions

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Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties

Associated behavioural difficulties

Prader Willi Syndrome

We are also able to facilitate children who have some mobility issues.

“ The school did very good job with my sons transition. He has built up a good and trusted relationship with his teachers and feels safe and relaxed at school. He has also started to learn how to manage his emotions and behaviour. The teachers are all kind and supportive and it also helps him to be calm and settled at home. ” Parent

We offer day or 52 week residential placements, we may also consider term time residential placements. Our multi - disciplinary approach, with Education and Care working together as one team, ensures that all areas of children ’ s Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) are met on - site. The only way to be sure that a school is right for your child is to visit yourself. Please contact us to arrange a visit, or to ask any questions. Please also have a look at our Facebook Page which we hope will give you a real feel for the school.

Amanda Grant Headteacher


The Curriculum

Children follow individualised curriculum pathways, either semi - formal or subject - specific, according to ability, with EHCP Outcomes and preparation for life after Maple View at the core of their pathway. Children are grouped with compatible peers based on development cognition levels and not necessarily chronological age. The multi - disciplinary teams work together to support development and learning through the establishment and tracking of Learning Intentions. Given the specialist focus of our school in meeting children ’ s development needs in a small - scale setting, we do not offer a sixth form. Children engage in classroom - based learning, including daily literacy, numeracy and PSHE activities. In the afternoons they can access horticulture and small animal care, cooking, Forest School and community - based activities and have the opportunity to work with children from other classes. There is a strong focus on creativity and well - being, with music at the start of the day and yoga to close. A half - termly book, accessible to all, is the focus of whole - school cross - curricular planning, encompassing the areas of music, art, literacy, science and the humanities. It also supports reading at all ages. Individual and group therapy sessions take place within the classroom, within therapy rooms, outdoors or in the community throughout the school day, with communication and sensory - regulation at the heart of the programmes. Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is at the heart of the curriculum, and intertwined into daily activities, with a focus on social development and equipping children with the skills and resilience required to safely and effectively participate within a range of communities. We belong to the ‘ Kindness School ’ programme and daily acts of kindness are encouraged and celebrated.

The school day is from 9:00 - 3.00 Monday – Friday. Class sizes are between 3 and 5 students in each of the 4 classes. Children are grouped according to their age, ability, communication style, social dynamics and sensory needs. In the afternoons, children have the opportunity to work with peers from different classes.

Progress is measured, using MAPP (Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress) in four key areas:

“ We are truly excited about the next educational chapter our son will be starting in September at Maple View. The school looks absolutely amazing, and the staff extremely welcoming and enthusiastic. The inclusion of skilled and experienced speech and language therapists and a dedicated occupational therapist makes the school so unique and essential in reaching positive outcomes for our son. ” Parent

Independence: from dependent to independent Fluency: from approximate to accurate Maintenance: from inconsistent to consistent Generalisation: from single context to many contexts

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The Home offers up to 8 children, both male and female, and of mixed abilities, the opportunity to live at the school. Residential Provision The ethos of Maple View Children ’ s Home is our individualised approach. Every element of the care package is bespoke to the individual child; whether that be the number of nights they stay, their specific routine, the input from professional services, diet, cultural and religious preferences. Each child has a bespoke care plan built around them. The level of support, the constraints of the environment, tolerance of peers and levels of risk, is established by the multi - disciplinary team prior to the child joining Maple View. This is combined to form a detailed profile of their support needs. In addition, each child has a Positive Behaviour Support Plan, Risk Assessment and specific information to that young person. This forms their Care Plan. The Care Plan travels with the child throughout the home as well as during the school day to ensure consistency of approach is maintained in all settings. The pivotal person in the child ’ s care is their Key Worker. Each child is nominated a Key Worker prior to their arrival. The Key Worker is the main contact for parents or carers, as well as professionals. They act as an advocate for the child, as well as their families, and attend all reviews and key meetings about the child. Each child has a room of their own, personalised for them from the start of their time at Maple View. The Key Worker is responsible for this from the outset of assessment, plus specific adaptions to the environment are made to ensure it is a safe and a positive living space according to the individual needs of the child. All children receive pocket money appropriate to their age, and are encouraged to manage their finances appropriately, at a practical level to their ability. Children who are with us on a 52 week basis also have a clothing allowance, as well as an allowance to support transport home or to see significant others six times a year, as well as a holiday. We support family contact for all children. We understand that children need to be entertained as boredom can often be a trigger for behaviours. We are very fortunate to be placed close to Derby City Centre and close to the Peak District National Park and are therefore able to offer children city based and countryside activities.

We are committed to ensuring that no child is prevented from experiencing and enjoying their childhood because of their SEND encompassing the Aims of the school detailed on page 1. We have an indoor sensory room, soft play and creative play areas. Evening activities are planned including, but not exclusively, walks, shopping, cinema, youth clubs, arts and craft activities, swimming, music activities, baking and games. It is essential that the children we care for have a voice and have a say in how the home is run. Their Key Worker has an essential role in acting as their advocate and ensuring their views are made known. To support the Key Worker in this role we also use the services of an Independent Advocate. In addition to this staff organise regular House Meetings to ensure the child ’ s voice is heard.

“ This is an absolutely brilliant school due to the hard working staff. In the three months my son has been at Maple View he has improved a lot. Maple View school has excellent indoor and outdoor facilities for all the children. ” Parent


Meet the Team

Head of Care & Registered Manager


Amanda Grant

Jamie Thomas

Assistant Headteacher

Andrea Burnett


Enquiry Please call us for more information and to talk through your child's needs. We will arrange for you to visit the school and let your local authority contact know that you would like your child to attend the School

Referrals and Assessments

Children are admitted in line with our Criteria for Admission. This is Specific Speech and Language Difficulties, Associated Behavioural Difficulties, Moderate and Severe Learning Difficulties or Autism. Formal referrals are usually made by the Local Authority and supported with referral documentation. We also welcome private referrals, although an assessment must take place before Maple View School can be named on a child ’ s statement.

Referral If your Local Authority supports your request for a placement they will send us your child ’ s referral papers.

Assessment A member of our senior team will arrange to visit your child either in their current school or at home.

Visit We welcome parents and professionals to visit the school and meet staff.

We are able to arrange free, no obligation assessments.

Placement Offer After the assessment has taken place we report our findings to the local authority and parents, confirming if we feel a placement at the school would be suitable. If we are to offer a placement we will give details of the needs identified

Following the assessment we will produce a clear written report. If we can meet the needs of the child or young person we will also send a fully costed proposal.

To make a referral please contact: Caroline Parker, Group Referrals Manager Tel: 01332 378 840

Transition Prior to admission we will plan the young person ’ s transition with parents and professionals to ensure this is as smooth as possible.


From the North Leave the M1 south at Junction 28 and take A38 to Derby and Matlock How to find us

At Little Eaton Island take the 2nd exit onto Abbey Hill/A38

At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ashbourne Road /A52

Take the first left onto Prince Charles Avenue

At the roundabout take the 2nd exit and stay on Prince Charles Avenue

At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit and stay on Prince Charles Avenue

The school will be on your left.

From the South Leave the M1 North at Junction 21 onto the A50

At Junction 4 keep left to take the A38 exit to M1/Birmingham/Burton on Trent/Derby

At the Toyota island take the 5th exit onto the A38 slip road to M1 North/Derby

Merge onto Burton Road/A38

At the roundabout take the 1st exit on Kingsway A38

Take the slip road off left

We're closer than you may think.. By Car

Turn right onto Brackensdale Avenue

Burton on Trent— 25 mins Stoke on Trent - 50 mins Loughborough – 40 mins

At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Knightsbridge

At the roundabout take the 1st exit on Prince Charles Avenue

By Train

The school will be on your left.


London— 1 hour 42 mins Birmingham— 45 mins Sheffield— 37mins

There are direct trains from London, Sheffield and Birmingham to Derby. Derby Train station is a 14 min taxi ride from the school


The Local Community

About Mackworth Mackworth is a large residential suburb of Derby situated North West of the City. The area has lots of green spaces, small shopping area and is close to a large park, Markeaton Park. About Derby & Derbyshire The City of Derby is a diverse, vibrant city with, large shopping centre, small independent retailers and a wealth of leisure facilities including theatre, velodrome, cinema and restaurants. With a large student populations due to university and college. The wider county of Derbyshire offers a variety of stunning countryside including the Peak District National Park and a wide array of interesting places to visit and things to do, whatever the time of year. Places to Stay The Mundy Arms 95 Ashbourne Road, Derby DE22 4LZ This hotel is a Premier Inn. Accommodation is provided in a converted single storey stable block.

The Mackworth Hotel 60 Ashbourne Road Derby DE22 4LY

Situated in what was once an 18th century farmhouse, The Farmhouse at Mackworth has found its home in this beautiful building blending old with new located on the edge of the tranquil medieval village of Mackworth and a stones throw away from the Peak District.


Term Dates

Autumn Term 2022 School in Session: Wednesday 31 st August Half - Term: Ends Friday 14 th October – return Tuesday 1 st November End of Term: Tuesday 20 th December Inset days: Tuesday 30 th August and Monday 31 st October Spring Term 2023 School in Session: Thursday 5 th January Half - Term: Ends Friday 17 th February – return Monday 27 th February End of Term: Friday 31 st March Inset days: Wednesday 4 th January, Monday 3 rd April & Tuesday 4 th April

Summer Term 2023 School in Session: Monday 17 th April Half - Term: Ends Friday 26 th May– return Monday 12 th June End of Term: Friday 28 th July School closed for Bank Holiday Monday 1 st May



The following information/documents are available on request from the School Office or the schools website,

• Complaints procedure and information regarding complaints received for the

preceding school year

Particulars of staffing numbers and summary of staff qualifications

• Pupil performance and leaver destinations for the preceding school year

Admission, Discipline and Exclusion

• Education and Welfare Provision for pupils for whom English is an additional language


Prevention of Bullying

Behaviour Management

Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety on Educational Visits

Policy to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Pupils at the School

Equality and Diversity

Disability Access Plan



Amanda Grant


Maple View School 305a Prince Charles Avenue Mackworth Derby DE22 4LL


01332 404888

Head of Care & Registered Manager

Jamie Thomas

Responsible Individual:

Mr Mark Ryder, Director of Care


Mr Brian Jones, Executive Chairman

SENAD Group 1 St George ’ s House Vernon Gate Derby DE1 1UQ


01332 378 840

DfE No. 831/6012 OFSTED Social Care Reg No. SC2581909


Other SENAD Group Services

Supported Living

Schools & Post 16 Provision

Transition Services

SENAD Community Our community support team is experienced in providing high quality support and personal care to people of all ages. With a person - centred approach, they create a team that works with the individual to formulate a plan to enable them to achieve their goals and maximise their potential. This includes (but is not limited to) one to one support and direct care for young people and adults who have: • Learning disabilities • Physical disability and/or sensory impairment • Complex health needs

OneNineFive, Staffordshire A transitional home for young adults requiring specialised care and support.

Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form, Derbyshire Age 5 - 20, day and 38 to 52 wk residential. Asperger's Syndrome, HFA and communication difficulties. Tel: (01629) 822586 Email: Pegasus School, Derbyshire Age 8 - 19, day and 38 to 52 wk residential. Challenging behaviour, severe/complex communication and

Adult Provision

Ecclesbourne Lodge, Derbyshire

learning difficulties. Tel: (01283) 761352 Email:

Winslow Court, Herefordshire

Cedar Lodge, Herefordshire

Bladon House School, Derbyshire/Staffs border Age 5 - 19, day and 38 to 52 wk residential. Autism, communication difficulties and moderate to severe

Park House, Herefordshire

Support can be provided: •

Fairfield House, Herefordshire/Shropshire border

learning difficulties. Tel: (01283) 563787 Email:

In the person ’ s home environment

In the person ’ s school/college environment To access community - based services and activities

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Orchard End, Herefordshire

Aran Hall School, Gwynedd Age 11 - 19, day and 38 to 52 wk residential.

During a period of transition

Learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders with severe challenging behaviour including sexually harmful behaviour. Tel: (01341) 450641 Email:

For more information about SENAD Community call: Tel: (01332) 200300 Email:

Rowden House School, Herefordshire (part of the West Midlands Learning Campus) Age 11 - 19, day and 38 to 52 wk residential. Severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. Tel: (01885) 488096 Email:

To make a referral please contact: Caroline Parker, Group Referrals Manager Tel: 01332 378 840


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