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Head of Care - Miss Alice Pearson

Independent Person - Professor Anthony Maher

Independent Visitor - Mrs Elizabeth Halpin

At St. Vincent’s we offer an impressive residential group. Staffed by a dedicated, highly trained group of Care Staff, who are always on call to offer help and support to pupils, parents and carers, in any way they can.

The following information will tell you about life at St. Vincent’s if you stay as a residential student or have an extended day placement:

Residential News​

Summer 2024

  • This summer term in the residential group we are looking forward to some nice weather (fingers crossed) so we can enjoy our meals and spare time outside in the fresh air.

  • We have set ourselves some new targets for independence and we are continuing with our daily mile each evening to wind down after our busy day in school.

  • We are looking forward to more visits from our independent person and visitor. We really enjoy chatting to both Lizzy and Anthony when they come to see us and enjoy sharing all of our news with them.

  • We hope to plan some trips to the local park that has a massive play area and maybe a trip to the beach.

  • We are all really looking forward to this term in school with a fun day being planned and a prom so we can get dressed up and have a good evening with all of our friends.

Spring 2024


  • Help Each Other Out Hour – this spring term the residential group have been taking an hour of their own time each week to volunteer and help others in the residential group. This has varied from learning the game of chess to more advanced skills such as learning to use the Braille Note Touch.


  • New Sensory Room – residents have been discussing, planning and creating their new sensory and chill out space in residential. This will include a calming area to take part in activities such as yoga and a new seating area. 


  • Chill Factore Planning – a trip to the Chill Factore is being planned for the summer term – and residents can’t wait to hit the cold slopes in the summer heat.

  • Step into Spring - we have introduced a 'step into spring' session where residents are encouraged to walk in the school grounds and sensory gardens of an evening. Staff and pupils have been recording their steps and sharing this with Mr Bell as part of the Lenten Walk for CAFODs Walk Against Hunger.

Autumn  2023

All residential students have returned for the new academic year in great spirits and are excited for the year ahead.


  • Youth Club Refurbishment – our Youth Club has recently been refurbished and all residential students will have regular access to this as part of their evening activity offer.

  • School Council – representatives from residential have shared their ideas during this terms School Council meeting and are excited to further develop these. This will include extended evening activities with their school buddies.

  • Weekly Swimming – weekly swimming sessions remain on offer for all residential students and they have all enjoyed getting back in the water this half-term.

  • Halloween preparations and spooky recipes - the school allotment is bursting with our mini pumpkin patch and all students have been planning some independent recipes as part of their Key Working Sessions.

  • Health and Wellbeing – some students have opted to have more access to the school gym which now includes newly added Concept2 Rowing Machines. They will be learning about personal fitness plans and how to monitor these.

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