Blog & News
Keep up to date with Abbey School news and blogs from our teaching team and academics.
07 December 2021
A curriculum is a clear and unambiguous statement of what a school plans to teach. Every school has a timetable that delivers its curriculum and lesson plans that specify teaching methods in detail.
13 September 2021
The buildings we live and learn in have a significant impact on our mental and physical health. Physical comfort, aesthetics, and functionality combine to influence how we feel about the spaces we use.
22 July 2021
Most of us want to feel we belong and that we connect with others in a meaningful way. Belonging and connection are basic to everyone, including those who may have a learning disability and a diagnosis of autism.
21 June 2021
Abbey School for Exceptional Children, a specialist school in Chester city centre that caters for children with autism, is set to open its brand new residential offering.
18 June 2021
At Abbey School for exceptional children, we believe strongly that all children with special educational needs deserve an education that is truly excellent and we have worked diligently over the past year to make this ambition a reality.
23 April 2021
This year marks an exciting milestone at Abbey School as our beautiful new residential accommodation Abbey Green opens in September and we look forward to welcoming new faces and friends as pupils join us from all over the country.
22 February 2021
Abbey School launches a residential offering this spring, following the transformational refurbishment of a building called Abbey Green at the school.
9 February 2021
How can Positive Behavioural Support help children who present with challenging behaviour, in ways that are respectful and culturally sensitive?
29 January 2021
As we are currently unable to hold our open days within our fantastic school buildings, we are using this as an opportunity to provide you with a more personalised experience through virtual open day sessions.
14 January 2021
Dean of Chester, the Venerable Dr Tim Stratford has joined city leaders in celebrating the launch of our new school.
1 January 2021
Head of Clinical and Behavioural Services at Abbey School, Professor Sandy Toogood, is to be awarded a British Empire Medal.
10 December 2020
An outstanding SEN education is made up of a combination of several key ingredients, as well as the Abbey School ‘icing on the cake’.
2 December 2020
Partnership can drive innovation and best practice where the goal is strengthening provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and behaviours that challenge.
13 November 2020
We explore how creating a learning journey that will work for a child with special educational needs is an important part of unlocking their potential.
30 October 2020
How did we go about creating a school that will improve the life chances of our pupils, and offer an improved quality of life for family members and others?
We’ve put together this helpful visual guide to help you along the journey.
For parents just beginning the SEN journey – it can seem like a challenging and complex landscape to navigate. Here’s what you need to know…
14 October 2020
When an out-of-area placement is needed for pupils with SEND, what features of provision are likely to maximise benefit for pupils and families?
2 October 2020
In this podcast we explore the legal landscape around SEND provision and the rights of pupils and parents.
28 September 2020
Our brand new school and centre of excellence for special educational needs and disability, Abbey School for Exceptional Children, has opened in Chester’s historic Abbey Square.
25 September 2020
Children are exceptional in different ways and we wanted to draw attention to this in the most positive and affirming way possible.
4 September 2020
Many children with SEND enter the education system without the pivotal skills that are essential for lifetime learning.
28 August 2020
Ensuring people with special educational needs and disabilities are empowered and equipped with the tools they need to contribute to public life…
27 August 2020
How can a highly personalised curriculum empower those whose characteristics, behaviour and learning capabilities sit outside of the typical?
28 July 2020
Over 200 roles will be created, including social care staff, qualified teachers, behaviour analysts, speech & language therapists, and more.
24 July 2020
In our first Abbey school podcast, we explore the school’s Educational Research Alliance (ERA) and the strides being made in the field of educational development.
29 June 2020
Our brand new school and centre of excellence for special educational needs and disability in the UK is set to open in Chester.
26 June 2020
We want to set a new standard in special education – a standard that is aspirational and imposes no limits on what can be achieved for each and every pupil.
We are developing an app - the Abbey School Model APP - and associated software to help staff plan, deliver, and monitor outstanding teaching and learning at school, home and in the community. A version of the APP will also be available for the adult social care sector.