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Welcome to the Short Stay School for Norfolk

Des Reynolds Executive Head Teacher

Des Reynolds
Executive Head Teacher

The Short Stay School (SSSfN) is an extraordinary and diverse school which caters for young people throughout the county of Norfolk. We are an all through environment whose students and pupils range from the age of 5 to 16. Like many traditional schools we have a number of sites, only ours are spread across the county in order to ensure good local services for the schools and communities we serve.

The Short Stay School has 4 main functions. Primarily we provide education and support for young people who have been permanently excluded from school. The needs and profile of these young people vary tremendously but in the majority of cases our role will be to prepare them for return to a new school within a term or so support them in a successful reintegration to mainstream school.

The SSSFN also operates a commercial behavioural support service for schools entitled “The Child Support Team.” This multi-disciplinary team uses teacher, support staff and other professionals to provide a holistic approach to supporting young people who are exhibiting challenging behaviour. We are fortunate in being able to offer schools the services of our own Educational Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist as part of this team. For further information please see our CST page.

Ofsted Report

Please read the result of our recent Ofsted Inspection

Full report available here

Our third main function is to provide education and support to Norfolk Young People who are unable to attend school due to their medical needs. Again this is a wide and varied field which encompasses those with both physical and emotional ill health. Across the county specialist teams of staff work with young people in their homes, in our bases as well as in hospital.

Finally the SSSfN is an educational base for Children who are missing education. We provide educational packages for any child in Norfolk who is without a permanent school place until such time as their school place can be finalised. In this role we cater for a diverse population which includes those who are new to the county or the country as well as those with significant learning difficulties awaiting more specialist provision.

As I hope you can tell our provision is very wide ranging so I encourage you to spend some time reviewing the different sections of our website to get a full understanding of the different parts of the Short Stay School for Norfolk.

Best Wishes
Des Reynolds
Executive Head Teacher