News and Events

Restorative Service Quality Mark award!

We are delighted to announce that Atkinson has been approved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) award for a further three years. Continue reading

Koestler Awards 2017

It has been another very good year for Atkinson students in the annual Koestler Awards. We have our first results back as part of the Under 18s Fast Forward Programme. Continue reading

Anti-bullying week at Atkinson 26-30 June 2017

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all young people, teachers and carers to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’. Continue reading

Art workshops at the Atkinson School

During last term’s Art Week, the students at the Atkinson School had the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops. Continue reading

Atkinson has been awarded funding by DFE to support the STAIRS project.

For Atkinson, this will mean additional psychology time for our young people and we will be working with the National STAIRS team to embed this practice across the home. Continue reading

Koestler Awards

This year, there were over 6,700 entries and there are only 190 artworks chosen for the exhibition, so to have a piece of art selected from Atkinson is a great achievement Continue reading

New exciting facilities – improving Atkinson

To improve the living environment in our home, we currently have several facility projects underway. The aim is complete them all by summer 2016. Find out what these include… Continue reading

Why are we using Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy?

We have recognised that most of our children and young people have experienced some form of trauma which affects their emotional and social development. As a result we have to ensure our staff have the knowledge and skills to manage our children therapeutically. … Continue reading