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Forest Park School is a very special place which provides for children aged 2-19 with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. The school is based on two sites, one mile apart. We have a team of dedicated, talented and skilled professionals who provide a child centered approach which is flexible and responsive to individual needs. We promote a happy, supportive and positive learning environment.

SHIP- School assisting with a home issue

SHIP (School/Home Integrated Project)


Who is our service for?

Parents/ carers and families of any children with learning difficulties. They may also display difficult or challenging behaviours


What pupils are eligible?

Any pupil with an EHCP who attends Forest Park School. This will be part of a multi-agency discussion and conversations with parents / carers before any intervention starts.


How is SHIP provided?

  • Short term interventions in the home or other setting

  • Support for families / professionals in sustaining any changes made after SHIP

  • Physical resources to support the child in managing.

  • Advice on low level Behavioural Strategies.


What does I have to do?

  • Talk about the problems you are facing.

  • Work with the SHIP worker to help implement the suggestions

  • Set aside time to attend any relevant meetings or be available when the SHIP worker visits


What are the aims of the SHIP service?

  • Provide you with the help and support you need.

  • Make sure that everyone involved is using the same strategies

  • Try to build your confidence with managing your child’s behaviour

  • Empower families


What might the impact be?

  • Raised parent / carer confidence

  • Improved behaviour.

  • Improved attendance.

  • Improved independence.

  • A happier child!


What do I do if I think I could use SHIP?

Contact the school on the primary site number (02380 864949) or email us at