Head of School - Jen Lamidey
Jen (pictured) was previously the head of English at a large special school before taking this lead role.
She is passionate about finding bespoke packages for children who have previously been considered hard to reach, many of whom have been out of education.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission Statements
“To be the best you can be”
“Healing pasts, building futures”
Name of Proprietor: Andrew O’Reilly
Head of Education: Sarah Earing
Eden School provides bespoke, individualised education for young people aged 6-16 who previously had difficulties attending school or sustaining a school placement.
Eden is based in Macclesfield and the children attending Eden School all have EHC Plans and present with needs such as autism, social and emotional mental health needs.
Our primary goal is to help children be the best they can be. To do this we create personalised education and behavioural plans and develop bespoke curriculums, based on a young person’s EHC Plan. This bespoke approach allows pupils who have previously struggled with education to thrive.
Full list of Ofsted reports available here.
Number of formal complaints for year 22/23 – 0
We constantly see pupils who have previously struggled in education start to thrive, with a curriculum that is based around their individual needs.
Pupils are involved in shaping their own curriculum which improves pupil engagement with their learning. The curriculum is delivered in a cross curricular way with digital technology playing an important part.
iPads are used regularly and film-making technologies such as ‘green screen’ and ‘stop motion animation’ are used to enhance the teaching of English.
Supporting the wellbeing of each pupil is a core part of what we do, and therapeutic approaches are integral to the culture at Eden School.
A priority for us is to support pupils to develop their emotional literacy and social skills alongside their academic skills. This enables pupils to begin to self-regulate their behaviours and take responsibility for their own learning.
Supporting pupils to take an active part in the wider community and to develop their life skills are important elements of our teaching.
Learning regularly takes place outside the classroom and this serves to enhance the curriculum and support pupils to develop their social skills and self-esteem.
For more information contact Jen Lamidey – Head Teacher on 01625 501074 or email email@example.com
For an early conversation regarding admissions for the upcoming term please email firstname.lastname@example.org
No formal complaints recorded in the year 2022/23
Eden School Policies
Term times for Eden School are highlighted below. For school closures or other announcements, parents will receive email notifications and texts.
We also post updates on our Facebook page which you can follow here.
Autumn Term 2023
Open: 06 September
Close: 20 October
Half Term: 23 October to 03 November
Open: 06 November
Close: 20 December
Christmas Hols: 21 December to 02 January
Spring Term 2024
Open: 04 January
Close: 09 February
Half Term: 12 February to 16 February
Open: 19 February
Close: 22 March
Easter Hols: 25 March to 05 April
Summer Term 2024
Open: 08 April
Close: 24 May
Half Term: 27 May to 31 June
Open: 04 June
Close: 25 July
Summer Hols: 26 July
Other Closed Dates
Bank Holidays: All bank holidays including 27 May 24 and 01 June 2024.
PD Days (x5): 04 September 2023, 05 September 23, 03 January 2024, 03 June 2024 and 26 July 2024.
PD days can take the form of days or twilight sessions. 26 July 2024 is subject to change with advanced notice.
“Parents and carers who spoke with the inspector felt that the school had made an immeasurable difference to their children.
Parents commented that the work of the school had been ‘life changing’ for their children and for them. The comment, ‘Eden has unlocked my child’s potential and given my child back their life,’ was a typical sentiment from parents.
The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Considering the difficulties that pupils have in managing their behaviour, pupils conduct themselves extremely well around school. The school is typically a calm, orderly place, where pupils feel protected and able to learn.”
Head of Education - Sarah Earing
All our staff are highly experienced in working with children with special educational needs which impacts greatly on children’s learning in Eden’s quiet and unique setting.
We have developed the provision; through a creative, nurturing and therapeutic curriculum, tailored to each individual academic, social and emotional needs.
Pupils are taught by qualified and highly skilled staff and they have weekly access to a therapist who works with the team to advise on our therapeutic provision.