About Potters Bar Clinic School

Key Information about Potters Bar Clinic School

School Name:                                    Potters Bar Clinic School

School Address:                               190 Barnet Road, Potters Bar EN6 2SE

School telephone number:           01707 858585

Head of Education:                          Nick Rose

Head Teacher:                                   Tara Stowe 

Proprietor:                                         Kath Murphy T: 07469 084670 E: kath.murphy@elysiumhealthcare.co.uk

Our Core Values

Elysium have relaunched our values in partnership with those we support, their families, and our people. We all voted and decided together which values we hold most dear and which ones unite us all. Our values are our standards which we will uphold each and every day.

Kindness –

in everything we say and do

Integrity –

being honest and doing the right thing

Teamwork –

working together to deliver great care and outcomes

Excellence –

being outstanding at what we do

Our Objective

Our overarching objective is to ensure that all students at the school receive a curriculum that whilst maintaining its breadth, is personalised to meet every individual’s needs within the context of assisting in the care and treatment programme facilitated in conjunction with the hospital.

Mission Statement

Our aim is to deliver a bespoke, high quality learning experience akin to that which students are familiar within their current or previous educational setting. No student will be allowed to feel left behind with their studies or unable to access their chosen subjects because of being in hospital.

We work closely with the team at the hospital to provide a holistic programme which meets the needs of every student. We use the hospital admission process to address any gaps in a young person’s knowledge and help students by addressing any educational challenges that they may face. Fostering resilience, independence and confidence in a young person’s attitude towards their studies is key to our success and all are encouraged to maintain a healthy balance between their studies and well-being.

Our school environment is located on the hospital site and is a welcoming, bright space that fosters learning. The classroom environment is designed to meet the specific learning needs of our students.

Many of our students enjoy contributing to their learning area with inspiring quotations and creative pieces of artwork. The school is a calm and purposeful environment, supported by our high standards and expectations in areas such as behaviour and attendance.

We are committed to providing an environment in which all students can feel safe, happy, accepted and confident, so that they are able to develop to their full potential and successfully return to education.

Our Specialist Team

We recognise the importance of providing learning opportunities that are stimulating, fun and challenging, embedded within an environment where all students feel safe, and can develop their confidence to take risks and make progress.
However, none of this is possible without a dedicated staff team to help students realise their potential. To meet the needs of our young people within our services, our teachers are experienced in the area of SEMH. Teachers are ably supported by our Teaching Assistants, as well as medical staff when required.

We offer a holistic care and treatment programme which compliments the school provision. More information about this can be found on the hospital pages. We value the contributions made by home schools, each LEA, parents and carers to facilitate the highest expectations and most positive outcomes for our young people.

Every young person is allocated a Key Teacher. This is a central component of our provision as this person will oversee the progress and outcomes achieved at every stage of a young person’s stay at the hospital. Through regular meetings and our unique timetable, we support each student to take responsibility for both their learning and behaviour by giving them opportunities to make informed choices that contribute towards their future.

Fundamental to our approach is a positive relationship, based on mutual respect, where students are encouraged to contribute to a positive dialogue with adults and to be part of the decision-making process regarding their education and aspirations. Ultimately, we wish every student to achieve their ambitions by gaining optimum independence and qualifications which will allow them to participate in their community and lead them to a full and happy life.

Admissions – Potters Bar Clinic School
Children’s Privacy Notice – Potters Bar Clinic School
Parent, Guardian and Carers Privacy Notice – Potters Bar Clinic School
Staff Summaries – Potters Bar Clinic School

Tara Stowe

Head Teacher

Sasha Sharpe

Deputy Head Teacher

Mala Vasudev

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