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New Head appointed at Portfield School

Published on isbi School News dated Wednesday 24th of October 2012

The Wessex Autistic Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Tyler Collins as Head of Portfield School, near Hurn, Bournemouth.

Portfield School, which was awarded 'Good with Outstanding aspects' in its latest Ofsted inspection, is a non-maintained special school for children and young people aged 319 with autism and associated learning and developmental difficulties

Tyler comments, 'I am so pleased to have joined The Wessex Autistic Society as Head of Portfield School. I bring a wealth of experience to the role having previously worked as Head of Children's Services and Head of School at 'Spectrum' in Cornwall. I bring considerable experience of working with autism but also a true passion and energy to the role, which I hope will impact positively and quickly throughout the school.'

Tyler is a strong believer in effective partnership working with families, multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams. Underpinning his work ethic is a clear commitment to providing meaningful outcomes for the children and families supported by the charity.

Andrew Thomas, Director of Portfield School comments, 'We are confident Tyler will make a significant contribution to the school and the charity's services. We have an exciting time ahead and we welcome Tyler's personal and professional qualities as part of the team. I am confident he will be valued not only by our staff, pupils and parents, but the wider community too.'

First class teaching facilities, boarding accommodation, sensory rooms and therapy pool all combine to make Portfield an inspiring environment for students and staff. In a context of security, enjoyment and respect, Portfield School aims to prepare young people to enter adulthood equipped to maximise their independence and quality of life and to engage in their communities as active citizens. Specialising in providing a personalised approach to learning and development, Portfield School is committed to achieving the highest standards of education and care.

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