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OHC&AT is a family of specialist education providers that have significant experience and knowledge and a strong reputation for making a positive impact. Many of our staff regularly speak at INSET days, conferences and workshops and our resources and specialist teaching is accessed by many external providers.

Please see below information of OHC&AT conferences and events, publications, research and useful links.

OHC&AT Conferences & Events

Social Emotional & Mental Health Conference16 October 2018 – This conference is jointly hosted by Dysart School and Bedelsford School with guest speaker Professor Barry Carpenter and Inquiring Minds research with Jo Egerton and Beverley Cockbill.

eCelebration of Digital Discoverythis annual event takes place in February of each year and is a showcase of our students digital talent. Further detail on the 2019 event will be available once confirmed.

Publications

My Academy,  Working Together:  Inclusive Mainstream and Specialist SEN: The Benefits of a MAT for Pupils with SEND, John Prior, Executive Headteacher/Deputy CEO OHC&AT

 Videos

The Skills Hub and Young People’s Academy have worked in partnership with Innovating Minds to support the change in culture for staff and students on SEMH. See the video below

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of OHC&AT will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.   We are looking forward to a bright future as part of the OHC&AT family.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

Latest News

Bedelsford School continues to be ‘Outstanding’

We’re delighted to announce that following its short Ofsted inspection in December Bedelsford School continues to be Outstanding! The report found: “You and your team have extremely high aspirations for your pupils and you lead a truly inspirational school.” “Maximum …

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DfE approves OHCAT’s Free School bid for Hounslow

The Department for Education has approved Orchard Hill College Academy Trust’s (OHCAT) Free School bid for a special school in Hounslow to meet the local need for school places for children with complex social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). …

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Chart Wood School joins Orchard Hill College Academy Trust

We’re delighted to announce that Chart Wood School has officially joined Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT). Chart Wood School is located in Surrey and is a special day/boarding school for boys (105 day pupils and 24 boarders) aged 9 …

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Dysart School ‘continues to be Outstanding’ following Ofsted’s short inspection

Students, staff, governors and the wider school community are celebrating the result of their recent Ofsted short inspection (November 2018), in which the inspectors judged that Dysart School ‘continues to be outstanding’. This is the first Ofsted inspection since Dysart …

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