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A Specialist Placement Primary school for children with severe emotional and/or behavioural difficulties (Severe EBD) who have the potential to return to mainstream school.

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About Us

The Phoenix Park Specialist School is a specialist placement primary school for children with severe emotional and/or behavioural difficulties (Severe EBD) who have the potential to return to mainstream school. Our pupils benefit from high levels of staff support in a nurturing and inclusive environment. This in turn supports our pupils to access the curriculum in a meaningful way while also building and maintaining positive relationships.

Admissions

The school caters for children with a diagnosis of severe emotional and behavioural difficulties who also have a full scale IQ of 70 or above.

Children aged between 4-7 who are not eligible for CAMHS services may be considered where the child is in receipt of treatment/services from HSE primary care and where the child satisfies all other criteria in our admissions policy.

Students must be in the care of a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for such conditions as neurosis, childhood psychosis, ADD, ADHD or conduct disorders that significantly impair their socialisation and/or learning in school.

Mission & Vision

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The school aims to provide a quality learning environment that maximises educational opportunities for children. We aspire to develop high standards of behaviour in a caring, nurturing and safe environment where all pupils are provided with experiences that make them feel valued and respected.

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We believe in nurturing emotional literacy in our school community and in helping children to recognise, understand, cope with and appropriately express emotions.

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To maximise the potential for progress, the school expects the child’s primary carers and external agencies to work together with us in a collaborative and co-operative manner and to actively participate in supporting the child during their time in the school.

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Services

The Phoenix Park Specialist School provides a specialist service for primary school aged children with a diagnosis of SEBD.

We have have a formal Nurture Group which is in operation for the duration of the school day which is run by two trained Nurture Group Specialists on our staff.

All staff are trained in Trauma Informed Practice strategies and approaches.

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We are here.

North Rd, Phoenix Park,

Dublin, D08 V098

thephoenixparkschool@gmail.com

(01) 838 6699