Portesbery School

Portesbery is an all age day school (2 -19 years) catering for children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

Operating as usual

07/12/2023

The Christmas fun continues here at Portesbery. We are learning a festive Makaton sign everyday. Today’s sign is 'reindeer run'. We are all looking forward to taking part in the reindeer run today to raise money for Phylis Tuckwell Hospice https://www.pth.org.uk/

We use Makaton throughout the school to support communication and learning. If you’d like to find out more, visit www.makaton.org or contact our Makaton tutor, Jo [email protected]

06/12/2023

The countdown to Christmas is well underway here at Portesbery. We are learning a festive Makaton sign everyday. Today’s sign is 'carols'. We are all looking forward to the secondary and Post 16 carol concert this afternoon.

We use Makaton throughout the school to support communication and learning. If you’d like to find out more, visit www.makaton.org or contact our Makaton tutor, Jo [email protected]

04/12/2023

Today’s festive Makaton sign is ‘Christmas tree’.

We use Makaton throughout the school to support communication and learning. To find out more visit www.makaton.org

04/12/2023

This afternoon these two little butterflies enjoyed dressing up as princesses!

01/12/2023

The countdown to Christmas has begun! We are learning a festive Makaton sign everyday. Today’s sign is 'Christmas'.

We use Makaton throughout the school to support communication and learning. If you’d like to find out more, visit www.makaton.org or contact our tutor [email protected]

Photos from Portesbery School's post 30/11/2023

Our after school club, Funstorm have had a very busy week! On Tuesday we made advent calendars whilst listening to Christmas music to get in the festive spirit. On Wednesday our cooking club made salted caramel chocolate brownies. And today we had lots of fun on the big trampoline doing rebound.

*REMINDER- the deadline for bookings for the spring term is tomorrow by 3.15pm via Parentmail. Any queries, please contact our after school club manager Fiona on
[email protected]

Photos from Portesbery School's post 24/11/2023

Don't forget that our Christmas Fayre is taking place this Sunday! There will be lots of stalls selling Christmas gift ideas as well as a tombola, bouncy castle, raffle, christmas grotto and fun for all the family! Entry from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. Come and join us!
(Please be aware that as of today, Minorca Road is closed for development works, so access to the school is now via Royal Way (see attached map with directions).

Photos from Portesbery School's post 23/11/2023

Bookings are now live on Parentmail for the Spring Term sessions of Funstorm; our amazing After School Club. The booking deadline is Friday 1st December so be sure to request your sessions by then. Booking confirmations will be sent our before the end of the year.

Tuesdays are Kids Choice Club where students have their say about what they'd like to do most.
Wednesdays are Cooking Club. The theme for the New Year is Asian cuisine.
Thursdays are Splash and Active Club where students can access the hydrotherapy pool or the big trampoline!

Further details can be found on Parentmail, but any queries just contact our After School Club Manager Fiona on [email protected]

Photos from Portesbery School's post 23/11/2023

We were delighted to welcome 'Singing Hands' Suzanne and Tracy to Portesbery yesterday to help us celebrate our 50th birthday and Makaton friendly status. They performed 4 concerts throughout the day, with nursery rhymes and action songs for our younger pupils to the latest pop hits for our older students. As you can see from the photos a fantastic time was had by all!

We use Makaton signs to support communication and learning throughout the school, including sign of the day and a weekly choir. If you'd like to find out more about Makaton or would like some resources to support your child at home, please contact our Makaton tutor [email protected] or visit www.makaton.org

You can find out more about Singing Hands at https://singinghands.co.uk/

Photos from Portesbery School's post 23/11/2023

Post 16 organised a fun-packed afternoon to raise funds for Children in Need. Pupils were invited to dress in something spotty and then had a choice of activities including making Pudsey lollipops and a disco. Lots of fun was had by all and £68.57 was raised for this worthy cause. Thank you for your support!

16/11/2023

SAVE THE DATE! Our Christmas Fayre is being held here at Portesbery School on Sunday 26th November!

14/11/2023
10/11/2023

The Maple class team were really proud of the students at the cinema yesterday when they watched a film as part of the Into Film Festival. They all demonstrated their communication skills brilliantly during the outing. It is so much easier for them all to share their thoughts and feelings as part of Maple's daily routine, so to see them transfer those skills to different places, when they aren't following their predictable routine was wonderful. They would also like to say a big thank you to the staff at The Atrium for being so helpful.

Photos from Portesbery School's post 02/11/2023

As part of our Halloween activities, Post-16 created a pumpkin patch for classes to visit, pick and pay for their pumpkins, and then decorate them. As you can see lots of fun was had by all! Congratulations to Ash class who won the pumpkin competition!

Photos from Portesbery School's post 01/11/2023

Post-16 have a new life skills room and have been working hard on their bed making skills today.

Portesbery School 20/10/2023

Our October newsletter is ready to view online - just click the link below to catch up on our news.

https://sway.office.com/wQpBSjecWhwukPpi?ref=Link

We hope you have an enjoyabe half-term break and we look forward to welcoming the students back to school on Monday 30th October.

Best wishes from all of us at Portesbery School.

Portesbery School In this Issue:

Photos from Portesbery School's post 13/10/2023

Maple class has been practising their numeracy skills by playing skittles. They moved their game up a notch today by visiting the bowling alley at the Atrium. They had a snack at the alley and then each took turns to push the balls down the ramp. It was a wonderful morning with smiles, laughter, outstanding communication and some super independent movement. The class team was really proud of all the Maple boys.

Photos from Portesbery School's post 13/10/2023

We celebrated Harvest exploring vegetables, looking for photos of fruits and vegetables outdoors and making a special harvest bread.

Photos from Portesbery School's post 13/10/2023

We are in different classes, but we still have lots of fun when we join together every week at playtime. We impressed everyone with how well we interacted, played, laughed and shared our toys.

Photos from Portesbery School's post 11/10/2023

This morning I decided to set up my own obstacle course using various items that I found in the class playground. Once I was happy with the completed setup, I loved exploring it. My teachers are super impressed with my independence! 😀

Photos from Portesbery School's post 10/10/2023

I've been working hard in numeracy this morning, and independently completed this multiplication puzzle. My teachers are really proud of me! ⭐️

05/10/2023

There's been a big WOW moment in Caterpillar class this morning. This young man has been using his walker to transition across the classroom to reach a tuff-tray activity. Well done!

Photos from Portesbery School's post 03/10/2023

Congratultions to the staff and parents who attended and completed the FRT workshops in September.
Functional Reflex Therapy uses a combination of relaxation techniques drawn from original theories and practices of the complementary therapy of reflexology. Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive, complementary therapy which encourages the body to balance and heal itself.

FRT may:
• reduce stress and anxiety,
• relieve tension,
• help improve mood,
• encourage engagement and social interaction
• increase receptiveness.

All the staff slept very well after their workshop!

Photos from Portesbery School's post 11/09/2023

During the Summer holidays several of our staff members completed Makaton Training with Kirsty Wallace (Kirsty worked at Portesbery for many years and was one of our Makaton tutors).
9 staff completed all 4 Makaton Levels, and 2 staff completed Levels 1 and 2.
Well done everyone!

Teaching Assistants 11/09/2023

We are looking for Teaching Assistants to join us at our amazing school! If you are interested, or if you know anyone who might be, please visit our website:

Teaching Assistants We are looking for Teaching Assistants to join our team at our amazing, purpose built school in Deepcut. Portesbery School is a very special school for pupils between the ages of 3-19. We offer high quality education for pupils with a range of needs including Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning D...

Portesbery School 21/07/2023

Great news - our end of term (and end of year) newsletter is ready for you to view online.
https://sway.office.com/eE2lT8cqmZTJr7HC?ref=Link

We hope you all have a fantastic summer with your families and we look forward to welcoming our pupils back to school on Monday 4th September.

Best wishes from all of us at Portesbery School

Portesbery School In this Issue:

Photos from Portesbery School's post 21/07/2023
14/07/2023

This afternoon my friend has been enjoying listening to my storybook!

Photos from Portesbery School's post 13/07/2023

Robin class had a brilliant time having an early 18th birthday celebration. There was some healthy competition at the bowling alley, fun at the arcades followed by a tasty Mexican feast. A big thank you to the family for their generous contribution so the class could celebrate this special occasion. The smiles say it all!

13/07/2023

My teachers are really impressed by how much my core strength has improved, and this has increased my confidence too. I am now able to independently stand for between 5 and 10 seconds!

Photos from Portesbery School's post 12/07/2023

Early Years Graduation. Today we celebrated our amazing Early Years 'Class of 2023'. They are all so ready to go to Primary in September and have made us super proud!

07/07/2023

I really impressed my teachers and physiotherapists when I moved from sitting upright, to resting my elbows on my knees and then back up to sitting upright again, all using my own core strength. My smile shows how proud of myself I was too!

Teaching Assistants 05/07/2023

We're currently recruiting Teaching Assistants to join our happy team at Portesbery. You'll find the job exceptionally rewarding, just ask any one of our members of staff!
We always welcome informal visits to the school, where you can see our amazing facilities and meet some of our key staff members. If you would like to make an appointment please email [email protected] or telephone the main school office: 01252 832100.
More details of the role and application instructions can be found on our website:

Teaching Assistants We are looking for Teaching Assistants to join our team at our amazing, purpose built school in Deepcut. Portesbery School is a very special school for pupils between the ages of 3-19. We offer high quality education for pupils with a range of needs including Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning D...

Photos from Portesbery School's post 05/07/2023

Grasshopper Class had fun at Jakes Indoor Playworld yesterday to celebrate one of the birthday of one of the pupils. It was lots of fun!

Photos from Portesbery School's post 04/07/2023

Beetle class have enjoyed role-playing cafes. Today we opened a real milkshake cafe, inviting our friends from Ash class to come for a delicious milkshake. We all did different jobs, taking orders, using the till, preparing and delivering the milkshakes. Well done Beetle class, you all worked as a team and had lots of satisfied customers!

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Portesbery School, Newfoundland Road
Camberley
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Monday 9am - 3:15pm
Tuesday 9am - 3:15pm
Wednesday 9am - 3:15pm
Thursday 9am - 3:15pm
Friday 9am - 3:15pm
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