Adelaide Link

Adelaide Link is a provision for young people of school age with an EHCP for Social, emotional mental health difficulties. Adelaide Link was established in November 2015 and began with 9 pupils. We now have over 30 pupils on the caseload. Each pupil has an individualised plan and timetable for their education. This time table is devised with the pupil and family to give them the best opportunity to achieve in a setting that meets their needs.

Adelaide Link has a team of highly experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistants that all have specialisms that they focus on. They plan and deliver lessons and support pupils in alternative settings and with life skills work. This is overseen by a Lead Practitioner and qualified Teacher.

Adelaide Link ensures that pupils’ education needs are met and that they have every opportunity to gain qualifications in Maths and English as well as receiving a broad range of experiences to enhance their curriculum.

The pupils do not attend a school centre but AL provides opportunities and help to ensure that pupils are attending their tuition and other provision. We have recently created two satellite classrooms and educational resources; one at Space 4 Autism in Macclesfield and the other at Regents Park in Nantwich.

We have tried to ensure that all the pupils have at least one other experience of alternative education. We work closely with Alternative provisions and ensure that they can provide a safe learning environment for our pupils, our providers, past and present, include:

  • Outdoor Education with Steve Wilson and Josh Cook (Cheshire East Youth Support)
  • Forest School-Our Space
  • Redshift Radio
  • Cre8
  • Project Inc. Silk Museum
  • Everybody Academy
  • SMS/Broadstone School
  • The Fermaine Academy
  • Community Recycle Cycles
  • N-gage
  • Creative Action Team, Crewe

We also try to encourage our students in KS4 to access our local colleges such as Reaseheath and to try out work experience supported by

  • Changing Education
  • Total People
  • Safe Opportunities

This is some of the work we have been doing at The Silk Museum. (Click here)