Welcome to The Jean Rees Centre

Welcome to the Jean Rees Centre

I would like to welcome you to the Jean Rees Centre and hope that you will find our website informative. 

The Jean Rees Centre is our Post 16 Centre which is integral to Elmwood School. Elmwood is a secondary school which caters for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged between 11 and 19 years. Elmwood School is part of a small Federation along with Penrose School which is a Primary Special School. All three sites are situated within Bridgwater.  

I am very proud of everyone at Elmwood School and the Jean Rees Centre, we have a team of very dedicated and passionate staff who work hard for every student and strive for excellence in everything that they do. 

I am also very proud of our students and everything they achieve.

We welcome visitors at the Jean Rees Centre, if you would like to visit the school or have any questions about our work, please contact the school office on the contact details below.

Helen Farnell

Executive Headteacher

The Jean Rees Centre aims to create a positive learning environment, where learning and achievement is both recognised and celebrated. In which personalised programmes for all learners are developed and progress made to date, is built upon; further developing independence skills and personal autonomy as young adults, helping them find their place in the wider community. The Centre works with young adults who have significant learning challenges and for some, accompanying social, emotional and mental health issues manifesting in challenging behaviour. We are an educational provision and our students come to the Centre to learn.

 Students who have very complex learning and sensory needs, they follow the Multi-Sensory Curriculum. They continue to work towards accredited outcomes through Life and Living Skills which recognises their development of life skills. 

Student follow a personalised curriculum built on their individual aspirations. They follow an accredited curriulum through OCR. All students follow the Life and Living Skills Programme, whilst some learners follow the English and Maths Functional Skills.

Every student has a personalised timetable and opportunities to practice skills which will support independence in their future. This includes the skill to become emotionally aware and know how to manage triggers that have a negative impact and provoke the individual to demonstrate challenging behaviours.

We believe that in order to secure a prosperous future, we need to prepare our young people for the world outside of school.

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