Headteacher’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to look at our school’s website. Wolverdene is a special school and meets the needs of children with SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) needs. All children who attend the school have an EHCP (Education and health care plan) and will have gained attendance through the SEMH primary panel meetings. These are run by Hampshire County Council. Wolverdene is a primary school and children who attend are aged between five and eleven years old.

Children within the school are grouped according to social learning needs and therefore classes are mixed-aged groups. This really helps pupils to learn to navigate the social world, and to make and maintain friendships. Classes are led by teachers,  and a small team of teaching assistants (TAs). All staff are highly skilled, well-trained, enthusiastic, and accepting of the children and work hard to support children to make progress. Teaching is adapted to meet the needs of learners, many of whom will have had a difficult start to their education and view school as a negative place. We work hard to support children to change this view and regard school as a safe and fun place in which to grow and learn. We are all about ‘nurturing a love of learning.

We are very proud of our small school community and recognise the important role we play in supporting our pupils to re-engage with learning, make friends, express difficult feelings safely and prepare for the next stages of their education. I hope you find enough information on this website, but if you have specific queries please contact the school office in the first instance.