Compass Schools services are three specialist therapeutic-education provisions
based across Norfolk.
Compass Schools are run in partnership between staff teams from education (The
Short Stay School for Norfolk) and NHS NSFT Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Services (CAMHS). We also work closely with local Children’s Services to make
sure that all children and their families or carers are able to access all the
support they might need. Across the three schools we work with children from
key Stage 1 to 3 (6-14yrs).
attending a Compass School have usually found that mainstream education and / or
CAMHS have not been quite the right fit for them or their families or carers.
At Compass Schools, all children, families and carers are able to access
therapeutic support, while children attending are also able to access education
on a daily basis, designed to meet their individual needs. We often find that
we work with parents and carers as much as we do with young people coming to
school with us. In addition to accessing the National Curriculum on a daily
basis, we believe that children should be able to have fun, experience the
benefits of playfulness, emotional warmth, and care.
we offer specialist multidisciplinary and inter-agency assessment, meaning that
we are able to spend time getting a really clear picture of what might be
tricky, and how we can be helpful. We offer individual therapeutic sessions for
both children and family members or carers, and also offer training and
consultation to other professionals working with our young people. By doing
this, we hope to work together to ensure everyone’s educational, social, and
emotional needs are met.
The Compass Schools services comprise a range of educational staff (teachers, teaching assistants and instructors) and therapeutic staff (such as clinical psychologists, art therapists) who provide an integrated approach to looking after specialist educational, social, emotional, and behavioural needs.
We largely come to understand children's difficulties as being related to 'attachment'. Many young people we work with may have also experienced what we call 'trauma' in their early years' development.
We also specialise in supporting children and families with a range of other difficulties which include:
Our environment tends to be less suitable for people with learning disabilities or those on the autistic spectrum.
We welcome working closely with families,
parents, siblings, or carers. If appropriate and possible, we offer support to
other family members. We also believe it to be helpful to join with other
professional agencies wherever possible to ensure we all have a shared
understanding of where we can be more helpful, and what is going well.
6 – 14 years.
Administrative AddressCompassUnit 5a, Octagon Business ParkHospital RoadLittle PlumsteadNorwich NR13 5FH
Compass Belton (East)
Bell Lane, BeltonGreat Yarmouth NR31 9LD
Tel: 01493 923122
Compass Lingwood (Central)
School Road, LingwoodNorwich NR13 4TJ
Tel: 01603 717117
Compass Pott Row (West)
Cliffe-en-Howe RoadKing's Lynn PE32 1BY
Tel: 01485 601670
Telephone number (urgent)
Referrals are made through the education sector.