Head's Welcome

A very warm welcome to Southview School. I hope you find the information here informative, helpful and interesting. Please feel free to contact me or anyone at the school if you need any further information or have any questions.

Southview School is a 3-19 day special school for Physically and Neurologically Impaired (PNI) learners situated in a modern, inclusive and accessible building in Witham.

It is unique in Essex Local Authority as the only special school exclusively for PNI learners. Southview School is staffed by a highly skilled and dedicated team of teachers, support staff and therapists who work holistically and collaboratively to provide a high quality learning experience for all our learners and students. By working with the school team, external agencies and of course parents and carers, we really do put our learner’s holistic educational needs first!

We are experienced in using a wide variety of equipment and technologies to support our learners, enhance their experiences and keep them safe. Southview is a school that values standards and achievement and we are extremely proud of all that goes on here (but we are biased!), so here is what OFSTED said...

‘A key strength in teaching is the way in which all staff work together to help pupils make the best progress possible’


In the morning, happy smiling faces, eagerness to enter the building and friendly greetings to the staff welcoming them show how well pupils look forward to the day’


Pupils attitudes to learning are excellent because staff interest and motivate them with a wide variety of well chosen activities’


Learners well being, development and educational progress is monitored through reviews of their needs, and our bespoke assessment systems ensure we deliver a tailored individual learning experience for all our learners and students. Where we need to extend our experiences for learners who are able to, we work closely with many mainstream schools to provide a local educational provision for our learners.

I look forward to seeing you in school!

Julian Cochrane

Head Teacher


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