As Head teacher I feel privileged to be working in such an amazing school. Our dedicated staff are committed wholeheartedly to achieving the best outcomes possible for the children and young people – and along with our pupils, supportive parents, committed governors and a dedicated team of staff, Pathfield really is a school I am proud to lead.

Here at Pathfield School we provide high quality learning opportunities for children and young adults with severe, profound and complex needs including autism. I believe that the person centred approach we take in educating our pupils is fundamental in maximising their skills in preparation for life. I am committed to collaborative working and promoting the professional development of Pathfield staff and that of staff across our working partnerships. Keeping children safe is central to all we do. We have rigorous recruitment checks on all applicants. Visitors must report to reception, sign in and will be supervised at all times.

We provide a range of opportunities for our children to learn alongside their mainstream peers – and we are fortunate to benefit from the positive collaboration with the Pilton Association of Schools – Secondary, Special, Junior and Infant; as well as the SENtient Trust. Click on the SENtient link to visit the web page.

I value the sense of fun in learning and believe that with positive intervention, to encourage engagement, our pupils will achieve their potential and successfully overcome barriers.

Pathfield is a forward looking special school, keen to promote the opportunities for all pupils with special needs within their local communities – and having a fantastic network across these communities enables us to achieve this.

I hope this website provides you with an introduction to our vibrant school – but you are more than welcome to visit us at anytime – to meet our team and see our pupils at work & play.

As you can gather, I am extremely proud of our school – its pupils, staff and governors.

Kind regards,

Claire May

Head Teacher