Testimonials

These are just some of the testimonials we have received:

Looking back over .....'s years (at Howdenburn Schoolhouse), it's amazing how many things he tried from pottery to sailing, (his leaver's) book is a lovely record of his time with you.

(Parent)

I thought it ( Howdenburn Schoolhouse) was a fantastic example of how we can support the learning of social interaction and daily living; both incredibly important in the goal of achieving independence. I really enjoyed my visits.

(Co-worker from National Agency)

Howdenburn is an excellent facility for children like …… with complex needs. I only wish there was a similar facility for adults in the Scottish Borders

(Parent)

Due to the hard work and dedication of staff, he has become settled and happy

(Parent)

He relishes the practical living skills he is learning there

(Parent)

Best placement he has ever had - staff great, life skills great, he’s very happy there

(Parent)

Students talk to us very positively about their experience at Howdenburn

(Partner agency)

Students are given support to reach their full potential and optimise their skills

(Partner High School staff member)

Howdenburn Schoolhouse is very student–centred

(NHS Borders partner)

It is a transition from school based education into adult learning environments and services. The transition process is very well planned and managed, resulting in successful placements for our pupils.

(Partner High School staff member)

The staff focus very closely on each student’s individual strengths and needs, the approach is flexible to meet the needs and learning styles of each student.

(Partner High School staff member)

A very student focused environment offering a more adult experience than can happen easily in a school setting

(Partner High School staff member)

I greatly appreciate all that staff have done and continue to do. Their support and dedication is inspirational.

(Parent)

The placements give a bigger variety of subjects / activities and encourage further friendships

(Parent)

As a progression from school, it helps them to prepare for Adult life

(Parent)

A more natural and apt setting to learn life skills

(Parent)

The school has high but realistic expectations of ALL students

(NHS Borders partner)

The main strength of the school is that it is community based and a more adult environment. This challenges learners and helps prepare them for the transition from school

(Partner agency)