Head Teachers Welcome
Welcome to Marjorie McClure School, a school where we believe that learning is an adventure, one filled with inspirational, creative opportunities and a variety of experiences to enable every individual to grow and become their best self.
Marjorie McClure is an outstanding foundation special school for students with complex medical needs and physical disabilities. We cater for students from 4-19 years old. All students must have an EHCP in place to attend.
I have been Head Teacher at Marjorie McClure since September 2019, and it is a great privilege and pleasure to work with such amazing students, families and staff. Our school really is a family, and we endeavour to support our broader community.
At Marjorie McClure we value the broad scope of learning and achievement, with a personalised curriculum richly embedded with aspects of development in communication, independence, life skills and social skills as well as the traditional academic areas. We celebrate every step of achievement and recognise the significance of small steps.
We embrace a multi-agency approach and work closely with the nursing team, speech and language therapists, occupational therapist and physiotherapists that are based here at Marjorie. We have an exceptional team of teachers, advanced skills assistants, teaching assistants and health care assistants who are highly specialised, offering highly specialised education and care.
This year is a momentous one for Marjorie McClure School as in April 2023, we moved into a fantastic new purpose built site. The new facilities have been specially designed to meet the needs of our students and include a wheelchair friendly outside play area, a sensory room, an immersive room, soft play room and rebound therapy room.
Please take the time to explore our website where you can learn more about our vision, curriculum, policies and Marjorie life.
Chair of Governors Welcome
I think that the greatest privilege of being Chair at Marjorie McClure School is being able to see the school in operation during a normal school day. The huge energy that fills the building as the amazing staff work with our students every day, making their learning journey exciting and moulded to the abilities of each and every child. Since becoming involved with the school, we have had to cope with the complexities of the Pandemic and how to maintain a mixture of on campus and remote learning. I have huge admiration for the staff across the whole school in the way that they coped with this and in some ways I think that this has made the school more resilient.
Rebecca Cottage and the rest of the Senior Leadership Team have made many changes to the curriculum and also to the communication, both within the school and with families, making it much easier for staff and families to follow the progress of each student throughout their journey through the school.
As Rebecca has said, we are looking forward to moving into our new site in early 2023 and this will be such an improvement to our facilities and will be felt by everyone that comes into the school. On behalf of everyone on the Board of Governors, thank you for taking the time to look through our website and hope that it gives a good insight into what we have to offer
Chair of Governors