Experienced, committed nurturing staff in a calm, homely atmosphere
Positive approach to autism ensuring success & progress for each pupil
“You can’t put a price on our happiness now.” Parent
Pupils make outstanding progress both academically and in their personal development.
Young people receive excellent care provided by a motivated, committed and nurturing staff team.
The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. Staff enable all pupils to engage in learning and achieve their personal goals.
The Shires offers an outstanding care and learning experience for pupils across the entire autism spectrum.
A place at The Shires will ensure progress and often exceeds expectations through its ethos of putting the child’s individual needs first. Pupils are encouraged to be as independent as possible, learning appropriate skills whilst having as much fun as they can with trips and activities throughout their childhood and teens.
The ethos of The Shires is very much characterised by a ‘can do’ attitude. Staff share the value of creating a home for children that is not institutionalised, and that reflects a family atmosphere. Staff are experienced in supporting children with autism and understand how and when the environment needs to be adapted in order to maximise the potential of each individual. Our approach is firmly based on a therapeutic model, supporting staff to help the youngsters make sense of the world in which they live.
The Shires is comprised of a range of small homes that are friendly, welcoming and comfortable: all of which are run by dedicated teams of committed & experienced staff who make care, nurture and happiness a priority for each child.
“We’re happy again as a family and you can’t put a price on that happiness. All our lives have been totally transformed by The Shires and they have done more for Dominic than we could have ever imagined.” Parent
“The Shires became my home. Now I’m able to live semi-independently and I’m loving it!” Former Pupil
"The Shires saved us when we desperately needed help. I dread to think where we would be without them.” Parent
On a beautiful sunny day The Shires Oakham celebrated the official opening of its new education block.
The official opening was performed by Dr Sarah Furness, Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, with many guests, parents, pupils and members from the wider community in attendance. The Guests were given a tour of…
We are delighted to announce that both The Shires at Oakham and The Shires at Stretton have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in their recent children’s home inspection. The Shires at Oakham report…
The students in Class 2 created a video to explain student voice at The Shires at Oakham. To convey their message to a wide audience, including other students at our school, they…
Work is now well underway on the new classroom at The Shires Oakham, we are expecting the children to be moving in to the classroom in June. The building is being built…
Here at The Shires at Oakham we have started raising awareness of CSE ahead of CSE Awareness Day on 18th March. In class 2, students learned about the potential CSE risks when online…
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The Shires at Stretton
The Shires at Oakham
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