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providing children with a

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providing children with a

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A calm, safe and secure environment

Building confidence, self-worth, resilience and aspiration

Calder Lodge school provides children with a calm, safe, secure physical and psychological environment. Highly experienced staff ensure that pupil’s negative behaviours and mindset are confronted in a non-confrontational way. Personal responsibility is placed at the forefront of behavioural change, supporting children’s ownership of themselves and their actions. Using strong boundaries and modelling social norms, children are given space to grow. By building confidence, self-worth, resilience and aspiration, we help furnish children with the skill set to engage with academic and social learning for life.

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Hello and welcome to Calder Lodge School.

Here you will find wonderfully unique children who have a range of needs including SEMH, ASD and all associated needs. Our vastly experienced staff base provides consistency and safe boundaries in which pupils feel settled, allowing them to be children. A rural backdrop and expansive varied curriculum helps pupils understand the social expectations of life but more importantly themselves. Pupils thrive in the calm and ordered operations of the school. High expectation and belief in the pupils allows them to believe in themselves, increasing engagement with learning across the academic and social spectrum.

Kelly Farnworth – Headteacher

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Judges’ Lodgings

Oakenclough Class enjoyed a trip to Judges’ Lodgings, in Lancaster. Judges’ Lodgings dates back nearly 400 years on a site that has been at the centre of Lancaster’s history for…

Caton moor wind farms

As part of the Science topic in Calder class which is circuits andconduction. Calder class took a trip to Caton Moors Windmill Farm onTuesday 30th January. Calder class put on…

Fantastic farming at Farmer Parrs

This term Parlick’s Topic is Long Ago in class we have been exploring images and videos of homes from the past. Identifying how the homes and lives differ from our…

Cultural Capital trip to Half Moon Bay

Oakenclough Class enjoyed a Cultural Capital trip to Half Moon Bay, Heysham, to ease them gently into the new term. The children took this as an opportunity to reconnect with…

Jump Maniax

Thursday saw our final trip of the week to Jump Maniax. The children, and staff, had a whale of a time on the huge inflatables. Lots of very tired children…

Chill factore winter wipe-out

On Wednesday the children experienced snow play at Chill Factore, they wrapped up warm and had fun in the snow, whizzing down the slopes on the doughnuts, making snowballs and…

Chocolatiers for the day

On Tuesday some pupils went to Carnforth to become chocolatiers for the day. They sampled delicious chocolate and made some yummy treats to bring home.

Meeting Rudolph at Ribby Hall

On Monday some children ventured to Ribby Hall to meet Rudolph and feed the reindeers. They had the opportunity to spend time in the Elf Workshop creating an array of…

Visiting our elders in the community this Christmas.

We made links in our local community on Wednesday 13th of December when we visited the residents of Cornmill Nursing Home in Garstang. We worked with the residents to make…

Christmas craft share.

Every year at Calder Lodge the pupils make each other Christmas crafts as presents. Each class makes a particular craft which is then brought together for the Calder Lodge mini…

Highest point Big Christmas Day Out.

Calder Lodge School had the pleasure of being invited to take part in the Christmas art competition at this years Big Christmas day out in Williamson’s park, Lancaster. The art…

“Be kind” initiative headteacher reward.

On Thursday 14th of December as a reward for our ‘can you spot me being kind’ initiative, the children who had received the highest number of recognition stars within their…

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