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 comprises 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
Students at the Shires Stretton and Oakham took part in the bronze Duke of Edinburgh award expedition. This involved taking part in a number of different activities: Part 1: The students first…
Staff from The Shires took 14 students to the local polling station when a member of staff voted in the recent general election. The students learnt all about the electoral process.
Saturday 1st April 2017 marks exactly 20 years since Rutland regained its status as an independent county, having been a district of Leicestershire from 1974 until 1997. Due to this the students…
As part of their enrichment activities, two of our young people have been supporting The Passage, a local homeless charity for the last three months. The boys attend The Passage, at a…
The Shires at Oakham had a wonderful Christmas day with a visit from Santa, lots of presents to unwrap and a delicious Christmas dinner to tuck into. Take a look at the homemade…
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The Shires at Stretton
The Shires at Oakham
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