A Warm Welcome
From our Headteacher
Victoria Clough, Headteacher
I am extremely proud to be the newly appointed Head of School at Co-op Academy Southfield, after working here for over 10 years. I have taught within special schools for almost 14 years and have held senior leadership positions in 3 of them.
The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. There is a strong and shared safeguarding culture throughout the school, which is supported by designated leaders in each key stage.
My son has grown so much in confidence since he has been at this school. He feels safe and is happy. As a parent of a child with autism, I feel so lucky that he gets all the help and support that he needs.
The number of pupils entering the school has increased sharply over recent years and, at the same time, the school is supporting a greater number of pupils with complex needs. Despite these pressures, at the heart of the school is your strong commitment to meeting the needs of every pupil. In the light of these changes, you have ensured that the curriculum is effective in preparing pupils for adulthood and their place in the community
My child is very happy here. She feels she belongs, the teachers understand her, and she enjoys school.
Parents welcome communication with staff and say that leaders are always quick to respond to any concerns. Parents feel that their views are listened to and that they are encouraged to make a positive contribution to their children’s education.