Stepping Stones (Valley House School)

Specialist education for children and young people aged 12 to 19

Education is the best way to help children and young people with additional needs to achieve positive and fulfilling futures. They need a teacher who believes in them as an individual with hopes and potential

  • Stepping Stones offers a unique, warm, safe and caring educational environment for children and young people who may not thrive and achieve in an external setting at this point in their lives. We understand young people learn in very different ways, and a person centred approach enables success.

    Staff are passionate about making a difference and enabling them to reach their full potential. We understand how to personalise their learning and share in new experiences with them. We have clear pathways into more formal establishments, such as mainstream education, SEN schooling, college, employment, or work experience.

    Our individual, person-centred timetables will include core subjects, but the core curriculum is also embedded in holistic activities to enhance learning opportunities.

  • Every child and young person will have a 12 week assessment which will allow our teaching staff to gather information about their previous education achievements, assess their current needs and abilities, engage the young person in ownership of their potential and what is required of them to be successful and agree the best learning plan for them.


Education has always been difficult for me but Emma (the Teacher) never fails to bring a smile to my face. I have got what I wanted out of education while making a friend in Emma and getting a brand new spanking school as well!!

Pupil, March, 2016

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For further information on Stepping Stones (Valley House School)…

Please contact Emma Gillin, Head of Education – Stepping Stones and Virtual Schools
Tel: 07811 414551

Ofsted Parent View – Please use this link to comment or give feedback on Stepping Stones.

Please click on the links below to download and view the full details of our policies and procedures.

If you require a paper version of any of these policies, please contact Emma Gillin, contact details above.