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We have a wonderful group of staff working in our Residential Homes and School who ensure that every young person can learn, enjoy and achieve each day. We take as much care when matching staff to each setting as we do when matching young people together.

Ruth, Head Teacher at the Cornerstones SchoolRuth Clifford
Head Teacher
Bright Futures School

Bachelor of Ed (Hons)
Masters of Education (Autism)
TEACCH trained

I joined Bright Futures in 2012 following on from a variety of special education roles within the local authority, including SENCO and managerial responsibility for ASD and curriculum development.

I feel that I have found my ‘home’ with Bright Futures as my personal aspirations for each student and my passion for education are reflected throughout the organisations ethos and practice.

As a Head Teacher I have the vision, support and resources to enable each student to achieve their academic, social and life skills potential, and most importantly to enjoy and take ownership of their education.

I embrace the opportunity to engage with families to ensure they feel actively involved in their son or daughters education and also to work alongside other local authority professionals and therapists to enhance educational achievement and outcomes.

Within our school we are not looking to stand still, but to learn alongside our students, and to find new ways to teach, share and overcome all barriers to meaningful learning and social inclusion.

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Lisa is an Occupational Therapist and an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration, having completed all of her training with the Sensory Integration Network. Lisa has also completed advanced training in the assessment and treatment of sensory defensiveness as well as completing advanced training in therapeutic listening.

Lisa is able to offer comprehensive assessment and intervention for sensory needs, which are often an underlying cause of challenging behaviours. Intervention includes working closely with young people, staff and families to ensure that potential is achieved within all areas of independence, social, learning and communication development.

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