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Welcome To St Luke's!

We are a proud Special Needs School for children with complex needs; happy, positive and on the up! Click here...

Our Family

St Luke's School is a Learning Disabilities Special Educational Needs School for children with complex learning disabilities including Autistic Spectrum...

Assessment

Here you will find information about what we measure, how and why.

What We Teach

We reflect on the needs of the children now and how they evolve as they transition into adulthood. As...

St Luke's Partnerships

St Luke's School builds reciprocally strong partnerships We work with many organisations and individuals that help the school...

Health And Wellbeing

Our children and staff's health and wellbeing are extremely important in our drive to thrive in life.

Welcome By The Heads

Jamie Caple: Head of School Stephen Hoult-Allen: Executive Headteacher

When School Is Open & Closed

The School Day, Office Hours, Term Dates.

Friends Of St Luke's (Fosl)

The Friends of St Luke's has two distinct 'wings' 1) to ensure parents and carers feel connected with the...

Parents' Evenings 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Grant And Additional Funding

Pupil Premium Grant, Pupil Premium Grant Plus, Sports Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Premium funds.

Progress And Attainment Of Vulnerable Groups

Through a range of assessment measures, we monitor the progress of our vulnerable groups of learners, to put in place...

Behaviours For Learning

Behaviours for learning are modelled and supported. For each child to shine and thrive, they need to develop an...

Stapps - St Luke's Assessing Pupil Progress Scheme

StAPPS is our own system of assessing pupils' progress, achievements and attainment - covering what matters; not just academic subject areas.

Who We Are

St Luke's School is proud to be a Hertfordshire Local Authority maintained Foundation Special Educational Needs School for children with...

Volunteering At St Luke's And Forest House Education Centre

How volunteers support the work of the school. There are many ways to be involved.

How Well Are We Doing?

Every child and adult matter at St Luke's School. We are working to make improvements to our school in order...

St Luke's Staff Teams

The school is currently undergoing a transitionary period to a new staffing structure in Spring 2018.

Learning Interventions

Interventions are in addition to high quality classroom teaching. Support is bespoke to the needs of the child and...

Child Protection

We strive to keep children safe and protected from abuse.

St Luke's School Vision, Mission And Values

Where we are travelling and how we intend to get there...

Admission To St Luke's School

Information about how children are placed at St Luke's School

Free School Meals

If you are able to claim free school meals, there may be other benefits you can apply for.

Need Advice?

Here you will find information on where to get advice locally.

Autism

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ...

Literacy

Literacy is the ability to read and write, but also the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other...

Numeracy And Mathematics

Mathematics is a specific form of communication with its own language of signs and symbols and is particularly motivating for...

Art

Art has the power to changes lives, soothe and excite us. Art is about creativity - something we relish...

Procedures For Sensory Profiling

And the identification of appropriate Waves of Intervention.

Waves Of Intervention

The levels of support required for children to access the curriculum as well as possible.

Nine And Three Quarters

Nine and Three Quarters is the name we give to a suite of rooms, which are staffed to support children...

Online Safety

Online Safety (previously called e-Safety) is about being safe when using the internet and technology.

Homework

Homework is set across all year groups at St Luke's in order to support each child's progress and ensure parents/carers...

Reading

Reading is proven to be one of the most effective activities to improve progress in school.

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia

Specific Learning Difficulties

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) affect the way information is learned and processed. They include: Dyslexia. Dyspraxia or Development Co-ordination Disorder.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty for mathematics, or, more appropriately, arithmetic.

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dysgraphia

Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia - Otherwise known as DCD

Psd

Personal, Social (and Emotional) Development

Physical Interventions & Restrictive Physical Interventions

For some children, sometimes, we need to physically intervene to support the safety of the individual and others.

Social Stories

Social Stories outline events (future or past) to help children and adults understand the sequence of events - preparing them...

Health And Safety

Health and Safety at St Luke's School covers a range of situations, needs and access requirements.

Hertfordshire Send Strategy

On this page, you will find information about Hertfordshire's SEND strategy.

St Luke's School And Forest House Education Centre Governing Body

The governing body aims to ensure the school provides the best possible education through robust monitoring and analysis of the...

Travel Training

Travel Training begins as soon as pupils join the school. The intention is to develop independence and confidence with...

Communication: Prime Focus

Kinaesthesia/ Movement

Most of our children learn best by 'doing'. Keeping active and developing skills to improve coordination are integral parts...

Student Teacher Placements

First steps into teaching are daunting, though a placement at St Luke's School equips you to perform with confidence!

Complaints

This page tells you how to complain and the policy we have in place to support you in being heard...

Commendations

It's always great to know when things are going really well. We often forget to let people know this...

Post 16

Options for Post-16

Learning Interventions In 9 3/4

Nine and Three Quarters is the name we give to the part of the school where magic happens...

School Improvement Planning

In looking to improve the school, we rigorously monitor what works for our pupils now and to prepare each child...

Hertfordshire's Special Educational Needs Schools

There are different types of provision in Hertfordshire for children with complex learning needs. The sectors work collaboratively and...

Behaviour Support: Asd Self Injury

Some pupils with Autism injure themselves as a result of high anxiety or frustration.

Fundraising Vision

Everything we are fundraise for is to support the children access our mainstream world with confidence and belief in themselves...

Fundraising Contacts:

Stephen Hoult-Allen Executive Headteacher Gillian Lawton Head of Engagement & Fundraising Harry Crawford Engagement & Fundraising Jan Maddern Fundraiser

Phonics

Sex And Relationships Education (Sre)

Relationships are an important aspect of a thriving life. We talk about relationships from an early age, building knowledge...

National Curriculum

The National Curriculum

Partnerships For Improving Literacy

We are proactive in working with other partners to expand our child's opportunities to develop their literacy. We are...

Professional Development - Learning And Influence

Learning Links With Other Schools

We love working with other schools in partnerships that support our children and, ensure our mainstream school partnership pupils get...

Science

Science which matters is taught at St Luke's.

Music

Drama

At St Luke's School, we use drama as a means of communication, understanding plots and characterisation as well as to...

Humanities - History And Geography

Understanding the world around us: humanities subjects are covered through our Topic work in class.

Languages

We learn the value of languages as well as key words and phrases through Topic, English, Cookery, RE, Science and...

Computing At St Luke's

Physical Education (Pe)

Why we do PE, what it's like at St Luke's and where we are developing it further.

Citizenship

Subjects Areas At St Luke's School

We teach subjects from the National Curriculum as an entitlement for our pupils. What should be learnt is the...

Transitions

Transition means to move from one activity/place to another.

Cookery

We believe our pupils need to experience Cooking to learn how to eat healthily and enjoy food.

Religious Education (Re)

At St Luke's School, we follow the Hertfordshire Guidance on RE teaching.

Outcomes Data

Local And National Support Contact Details

Here, we list the websites of organisations that we feel might be helpful to the families of children at St...

Payments

If you are wishing to make a payment for school dinners donate to the school, please find the links through...

Fundraising Plans

Our Fundraising Planning for the next few years is focused, though flexible in order to respond to changes in education...

How Can I Help?

What fun could you (and your friends) have, raising funds for StLuke's School?

What Does Differentiation Mean?

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome (and also called Down's Syndrome) is caused by having a copy of chromosome 21 in our genetic makeup.

Published Work & Qualifications

An aim of the school is to provide a world class provision for the children now and future cohorts. Research,...

Awards Achieved

Awards are incredibly important to children and adults - they foster pride in our school community and a desire to...

Outreach

St Luke's School offers Outreach services to secondary schools in DSPL 8 as well as Business Support in Hertfordshire and...

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (Send)

Our Speciality!

Global Development Delay (Gdd)

Global Development Delay

Williams Syndrome

Williams Syndrome

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Problems With Eating

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (Fas)

Learning Disabilities And Difficulties (Ldd)

What does the term mean?

Fragile X Syndrome

Attachment Disorder

Children with attachment disorders or other attachment problems have difficulty connecting to others and managing their own emotions.

St Luke's School's Strategic Aims

Letting you know what our priorities are and why.

Reducing Anxieties

Most of us feel anxious at some time or other. Some of our pupils live in a constant state...

St Luke's Curriculum

Our curriculum is focused on children's needs for now and their future adult life.

Speech And Language

Our integrated approach to supporting children's Speech and Language Communication Needs (SLCN)

Who Is Outreach For?

St Luke's School supports secondary schools in DSPL8.

Outreach Resources

Please have a browse through our attached resources to see what type of resources we can provide as part of Outreach.

Request Outreach Support

Here are ways you can contact us to request support for individual staff or groups working with Primary aged children...

Outreach Business Request

We work with business organisations to support improved team working relationships where one or more of the team has learning disabilities.

Risk Assessments

We calculate risks in order to protect the children and adults of the school and for our visitors.

Speech And Language: Scerts

SCERTS: Social Communication & Emotional Regulation Transactional Support

Speech And Language: Elklan

The World Of Work And Employability

We look to ensure our pupils are prepared for the world of work through effectively managed work experience placements, extended...

Parents & Carers

A starting off point to find the information you want/need...Click on the links below

Children's Attendance And Sickness

Attending school and what to do if your child is too poorly to be in school.

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube...

How To Donate

Donations of money, time, skills, resources and help are always gratefully received!

Smsc

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of learning and living at St Luke's School

Visits Are Welcomed!

We look forward to welcoming you. Information about your visit is detailed below:

Glossary, Acronyms And Jargon

What does that mean?

Medical Needs At St Luke's School

Medical needs have additional complexities in children with learning disabilities. We closely monitor individuals' welfare, the administration of medication,...

Ehcp Annual Reviews

What we do regarding EHCP Annual Reviews

Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice is rightly loud and proud at St Luke's School

Research And Development: Post-Graduate Work

Building on a rostrum of inquiry in search of responsive pedagogy and practice for pupils with complex learning profiles. ...

Mental Health

Mental Health issues affect many of us. For those with cognitive disabilities, they are 6 times more likely to...

Lotc

Learning Outside the Classroom - What it entails at St Luke's and why we feel it's important.

Repair Shed

St Luke's Partnership Since 2018. Repair Shed are working to 'make and mend' at St Luke's School.

Research & Development: Teacher Led Developmental Work

This page focuses on work currently being undertaken by our teaching staff.

Autism & Eating

Many individuals on the autism spectrum may have a pattern of avoidant or restrictive eating, including rejecting food that was...

Careers & Further Education

We ensure our pupils are prepared for the world of work through effectively managed work experience placements, extended work experience...

St Luke's News

Updates on St Luke's School: Forthcoming Events & Recent News

Association To Federation?

St Luke's, Forest House Education Centre and the Collett School are in an 'Association' and are considering becoming a 'Federation'....

Gdpr

We keep data on pupils, their families and staff secure.