Friends Of Castle Wood School

Friends Of Castle Wood School

Charity information

Friends Of Castle Wood School

Out of school provision for children with complex special needs. We provide child led play in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. Activities are personalised to meet the needs of each child.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    Friends of Castle Wood School is a charity formed to raise funds; to relieve the needs of children with special needs, their families and carers resident in the City of Coventry and surrounding area.
    We provide out of school care to children aged 3 -11, including after school, Saturday, Easter and summer schemes.
    The children we cater for have a wide range of Special Educational Needs including Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, physical disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a number of children who require medical support. We also cater for children with hearing difficulties, visual impairments, mobility issues, and life limited conditions.
    The children love coming to our provision, they have lots of fun and benefit in many ways such as developing their social and communication skills. Behaviour improves where they learn to take turns and share. Being a parent of a disabled child is challenging, we offer a service that enables parents to have respite from the challenges our children create in everyday life. They can use this time to rest, do the shopping, housework, and to spend time with any other children in the family.
    Our programme is personalised to recognise, respect and meet the individual needs of each child in our care.
    Activities include swimming, outdoor play, sports activities, messy play, art, sensory play, soft play, rebound therapy, role play, music and cookery.

  • Aims

    Friends Of Castle Wood School aims to:

    • To support children with special needs, their families and carers resident in the City of Coventry and the surrounding area.
    • To provide out of school care to children with complex needs. These children are unable to attend similar provision at mainstream settings due to their needs and the level of support they require.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1135005

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 18

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 02476709060

    Address: 50 Deedmore Rd Coventry CV2 1FN

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