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By Hayley Ramm, Sep 12 2016 08:44AM


The Sheiling Ringwood is delighted to welcome Mike Gamble as the new Head of College and to welcome back Andy Walters as the new Head of School (Andy was Deputy Head during 2013/2014). Both incoming heads bring extensive experience in the fields of education and Special Educational Needs.


After graduating from Birmingham University in genetics and biochemistry, Mike spent time travelling the world and then moved onto working with youth groups through the Peterborough Arts Centre. He then spent 25 years working with Sense, the national voluntary organization working with, and supporting people of all ages, who have sensory impairments and additional disabilities including learning disability and autistic spectrum disorders. Here Mike worked as a support worker, teacher, Residential Manager, Education Service Manager and Area Manager and in 2011 he was appointed Vice Principal of Sense College.


Mike says: ‘’I loved my time working at Sense, but felt it was time for a new adventure, and I definitely have one here! The Sheiling is a unique and amazing environment and I’m really looking forward to learning more about its history and community. I want to be able to use my own individual experiences and skills to contribute to the student and staff development in the College, and within the wider Sheiling organisation.’’


Andy trained at Portsmouth University and has been a teacher for 15 years, originally teaching Science and Maths in secondary schools. He went on to work with children with autism, in the same company across two schools for 10 years, in both care and teaching roles. Andy took on the role of Assistant Head in 2010 and, since then, has remained in school leadership within several schools. Andy has particularly enjoyed working with education teams to develop practice in learning and teaching, and supporting schools to define, develop and improve their curriculum and assessment methods. He also has a passion for Computing and Design &Technology and has been involved in developing these subjects for SEN students.


Andy says: ‘’Every student I have worked with has taught me something and enabling these students to learn, grow, develop their self-esteem, social behaviour, communication and life skills has been the driving force for my work. There really is no school quite like the Sheiling and I am absolutely committed to making the school the very best it can be. I look forward to supporting the school to continue to improve and move forward, as part of the amazing team here, expanding and building upon the huge successes of the past several years.’’







By Hayley Ramm, Jul 20 2016 01:20PM

The Sheiling Ringwood is looking to fill a variety of roles in both their school and college. They are also offering a unique volunteering opportunity for both national and international candidates.


Applications are invited for volunteers to join our organisation on a 12-month volunteer programme starting in August 2016. The Sheiling provides residential care and education in a beautiful woodland setting for children and young people (aged from 5 to 24) who have severe and often complex special education needs (SEN)


You will work alongside colleagues in our care and education teams by providing support to our students as they develop their educational and social skills. We provide a ‘waking day’ curriculum where all members of staff contribute to helping our students develop their social, educational and emotional abilities as they progress into maturity. You’ll work with our students, supporting them in achieving individual targets and to pursue leisure interests. In return you will have a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference, achieve great job satisfaction and valuable experience for your own future career aspirations.


You’ll join one of 6 small teams of care workers and work within a weekly shift system. Full and comprehensive training will be provided throughout your placement.


While this position is unpaid, you will be provided with food, accommodation and payment of agreed expenses.


We particularly welcome overseas applicants who are eligible to work with us due to EU nationality or under the UK Tier 5 (Charity Worker) Visa permissions.


To read more or to make application visit http://www.thesheilingringwood.co.uk/current-vacancies




By Hayley Ramm, Mar 9 2016 11:38AM

Sheiling School was one of three nominated charities that the local Waitrose in Ringwood recently fundraised for, via their 'Community Matters' scheme.


By placing a green token in the Sheiling School 'Community Matters' box in store, shoppers helped raise funds for the fantastic work we do with our students. Since its launch in 2008, the Waitrose scheme has donated £14 million to local charities chosen by customers.


Amanda Cresswell, Fundraiser at The Sheiling Ringwood commented: "We are delighted with the generosity of the local community and want to say a huge thank you to all those shoppers who selected us as their chosen charity. The money will be spent on resources to further enhance life at Sheiling School."


If you would like to make a difference and donate to Sheiling School it is easy to do, just visit https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thesheilingringwood



Below: At Waitrose Ringwood, three of our Sheiling School students were presented with the donation by in-store staff.



By Hayley Ramm, Nov 17 2015 11:24AM

To read more please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The-Sheiling-Ringwood-864028480348573/

By Hayley Ramm, Nov 3 2015 09:08AM

The Sheiling Ringwood is looking to fill a variety of roles within both their school and college. They are also offering a unique volunteering opportunity for both national and international candidates.


Applications are invited for volunteers to join our organisation on a 12-month volunteer programme starting in August 2016. The Sheiling provides residential care and education in a beautiful woodland setting for children and young people (aged from 6 to 24) who have severe and often complex special education needs (SEN)


You will work alongside colleagues in our care and education teams by providing support to our students as they develop their educational and social skills. We provide a ‘waking day’ curriculum where all members of staff contribute to helping our students develop their social, educational and emotional abilities as they progress into maturity. You’ll work with our students, supporting them in achieving individual targets and to pursue leisure interests. In return you will have a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference, achieve great job satisfaction and valuable experience for your own future career aspirations.


You’ll join one of 6 small teams of care workers and work within a weekly shift system. Full and comprehensive training will be provided throughout your placement.


While this position is unpaid, you will be provided with food, accommodation and payment of agreed expenses.


We particularly welcome overseas applicants who are eligible to work with us due to EU nationality or under the UK Tier 5 (Charity Worker) Visa permissions.


To read more or to make application visit http://www.thesheilingringwood.co.uk/current-vacancies




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