Elms Bank School and College

Elms Bank Supported Internship

Elms Bank is a vibrant and forward-thinking community secondary special school based inBury, Greater Manchester. All our students have a Statement of Special Educational Needs. Our age-range is from 11 to 19. Our Key Stage 3 and 4 students attend our Ripon Avenue, Whitefield site and our Key Stage 5 students transition to our College Hub Provision, Bury Old Road, Prestwich. 

Students are assessed on entry and placed within one of our five highly personalised pathways: Inspire, Explore, Nurture, Specialist Provision and Thrive. Each pathway has a bespoke curriculum and particular learning approach that enables all of our students to flourish.

Central to our vision is to work in partnership within a multi-disciplinary approach to meet the needs of all the young people in our school community. We create a safe and happy learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. The website contains information about all the people who work in partnership with us. These include a range of services from the National Health Service, Educational Psychology and the Local Authority SEN Department.

The staff team are the greatest strength of the school and college. We aim to provide the highest standards of education and care for our special young people. We plan to meet each student’s specific needs. We look for every opportunity to celebrate their achievements. Working with our young people’s families is very important to us and we will endeavour to assist you in any way we can.

About the Service

The Supported Internship is based predominantly at Fairfield Hospital in conjunction with Northern Healthcare Alliance. Most of our placements are based at Fairfield Hospital in estates, catering, administration and the creche. We also offer placement in the local community with work experience in catering, maintenance, and schools within our trust.  Students will attend a work placement three days a week to develop their customer service and employability skills whilst on placement.

Students are supported in their work experience placement by job coaches who will job shape a role allowing for reasonable adjustments in the workplace.  Whilst on the internship students are supported to become independent travel trained to their placement and make informed choices about their adult life.

Students also attend college one day a week to gain an accreditation in customer service. The Supported Internship supports students into employment and volunteering opportunities in the local community.

Contact Details
Elms Bank School and College
Ripon Ave
M45 8PJ