Here you’ll find all the information on Hollybank School including information about our head teacher, policies, our school governors and term-dates.
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Ailsa Moore is the Headteacher at Hollybank School and is also our Head of Children’s Services.
Ailsa is also on our board of school governors. She studied at Edge Hill University and qualified as a primary school teacher in 2002.
After two years of teaching in a mainstream primary school, Ailsa began to work at Hollybank as a class teacher. In 2006, she gained the position of Assistant Headteacher, in 2010 became Deputy Headteacher, in 2014 Headteacher and is now the Head of Children’s Services at Hollybank. Ailsa holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship and Post Graduate Certificates in the Leadership of Education, Health and Social Care.
Alongside her professional role within Hollybank, Ailsa also has a personal connection to the Trust, as a sibling of a past pupil which she believes gives her a broader understanding of the needs of our children, young people and their families.
If you are a school parent, click the button below to log in to the Evidence for Learning app to see what your child has been doing in school.
Here you can view and download all of our school policies. If you require any paper copies of the policies please contact the school on 01924 490833 and we will be happy to send a copy out to you in the post, free of charge.
It is vital to have a behaviour support policy to achieve a harmonious, safe and stimulating environment for everyone.
All of our services and departments rely and depend on feedback from children, young people, adults and carers of the service offered.
Read our charging policy for Hollybank’s Nursery School.
At Hollybank we promote British values through our own school values, curriculum delivery, school offer and enrichment activities.
Read our School Protection Policy
Read this document to see our school mission statement, priorities and aims.
Take a look at our School Mission Statement.
We aim to provide all pupils with strategies for dealing with their special needs in a supportive and caring environment.
Hollybank is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our children and young people.
At Hollybank we respect the need to provide our learners with an environment rich in opportunities to proactively engage in communication and early literacy activities.
The Hollybank School curriculum is based on the principles of personalised learning. Please see our school’s mission statement below.
“Our children and young people will be nurtured in a supportive environment. They will receive the highest possible standards of support, guidance, care and education. Everyone is valued, all achievement is celebrated and together we will overcome challenges so that all lives are lived with quality”
Below, you can view and download documents with additional details about the elements that make up our school curriculum.
This is our school’s mission statement and it is our core ambition for all learners to reach their full potential and make a successful transition to adulthood.
The Hollybank School curriculum is based on the principles of personalised learning.
This area is concerned with the pupil’s ability to appreciate the significance of physical and social contexts.
Read through our Physical Skills document to learn more about our physical skills programme.
Communication is of prime importance in the curriculum. Learn more about what we offer.
Our senses play an essential role in our education and the way in which we grow and interpret the world.
For many pupils with complex needs, access to situations and events that may be
considered commonplace, everyday experiences for other pupils may be restricted.
Transition into adult services is a process that starts from the age of fourteen to allow pupils the time needed to become accustomed.
In line with Government policy, all pupils at Hollybank School have an entitlement to receive Relationships & Sex Education.
Our anti-bullying policy clarifies for everyone at Hollybank School that bullying is always unacceptable.
This document contains our school attendance policies, procedures and the related legislation.
Here you can find information on Hollybank’s school governors.
Chair of Governors & Impact Link Governor
Jan was appointed by the Governing Body in March 2014
Head of Children’s Services
Associate Head Teacher
Community Governor and Vice Chair of Governors
Brigette was appointed by the Governing Body February 2022
Coreen will be appointed by the Governing Body September 2023 and will take on the role of Link Governor – Early Years.
Mohammed was appointed by the Governing Body December 2023
LA Governor Kirklees
Helen was appointed by the Governing Body February 2022
Executive Director of People, Communication and Children’s Services
Rachel was appointed by the Governing Body in September 2022
Link Governor—Behaviour & Safety
Eva was appointed by the Governing Body September 2017
Address: Hollybank School, Roe Head, Mirfield, WF14 0DQ
Contact us by phone: 01924 490833
Email: [email protected]
School contact: Our Family Support Officer, Dawn Hufton deals with all school enquiries.
We are also able to signpost the families we support to other services that may benefit them.
We have access to all the facilities on Hollybank’s main site in Mirfield, including a hydrotherapy and rebound centre.
“I have zero concerns with my child’s schooling. The Evidence for Learning App is extremely heart-warming to see. I love seeing all the stimulation my child receives.”
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