- Headteacher’s Welcome
A warm welcome to Pears Family School website.
Thank you for visiting our website. I am delighted to welcome you to our school. The Pears Family School is proud to be a tolerant and caring learning community welcoming students from all cultures and faiths. Our vision is to provide vulnerable young people and their families with a therapeutic, nurturing, as well as academically … Continue reading Headteacher’s Welcome
- Our Vision and Ethos
The Pears Family School is a centre of high-quality and innovative alternative education provision for children, families and schools across London.
INTRODUCTION Combining the highest quality teaching methodologies with elements from the most up-to-date CAMHS practice, The Pears Family School eases behavioural and mental health-related blocks to learning, and provides learning opportunities that keep pace with the pupil’s ability to learn and achieve. Considerable evidence has been gathered to show that helping a child to change … Continue reading Our Vision and Ethos
- Meet the Team
We aim to put family at the heart of Pears Family School but it is the PFS staff that work hard to create an environment in which students and their families can thrive. Our team is made up of talented practitioners, passionate about education and supporting children to succeed. Each and every one brings their own unique set of skills and experiences, contributing to a diverse ecosystem that can adapt to each student's needs.
Brenda McHugh and Neil Dawson are the co-founders of the school. They are contracted to provide Clinical Lead and Multifamily Therapeutic Support.
- Why Place a Student at PFS?
Pears Family School is an Alternative Provision (AP) school specialising in providing short and long-term placements for students with complex needs.
Who We Are Neil Dawson and Brenda McHugh (right and centre) are the Co-founders of Pears Family School (PFS). Both are Consultant Psychotherapists who have worked for over 20 years within the NHS developing the evidence-based therapeutic intervention which will be used at TFS. Stephen Taylor NPQH (left) was the Founding Headteacher of TFS. Stephen … Continue reading Why Place a Student at PFS?
- What Ofsted said (June 2017)
In line with the Department of Education's commitment to inspect all free schools within the first 3 years, an Ofstead inspection team visited the Family School in June 2017. The Family School received an Outstanding grade for their work which highlighted key outcomes for pupils including:
Behaviour Pupils’ behaviour improves rapidly when they join the school. Pupils were unfailingly respectful, friendly, polite and honest during the inspection. There were no incidents of poor behaviour. Pupils are confident that staff deal with any form of bullying effectively. Academic achievements Teachers place great emphasis on teaching writing and mathematics. Work in books shows … Continue reading What Ofsted said (June 2017)
- Additional Grant Funding
Pupil Premium The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. PE & Sport, Year 7 Catch-Up Premium The government gives extra funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport. This funding – … Continue reading Additional Grant Funding