Our Guiding Principles

We start from the position that each child is an individual, with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. We see the ability of our students through their talents, and work to help them build the skills, courage, and confidence they need to make positive choices. We achieve this by using a blend of individual coaching, therapeutic support, and groups work.

Our Therapeutic Team

We have a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) that works closely with teachers and support staff to ensure that students grow socially and emotionally alongside their educational development. A range of therapeutic assessments and methods are used by the team to help identify and support each student’s specific developmental needs. The MDT has experts in neuroscience, child developmental psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and other specialities.

Growth Through Creativity

We also offer students ways to express themselves creatively through art, drama, play, and other creative activities. Self-expression through the arts and creativity helps children to reduce stress, develop interpersonal skills, manage their behaviour, and resolve problems. Students experience a boost to their self-esteem and come to learn that they can take risks and feel safe in making mistakes, which is how we learn and grow. This increase in emotional resiliency makes students more receptive to learning and helps them see that they can achieve much more than they ever thought they could.

Maximising Life Chances

By combining our therapeutic methods with creative activities and a broad curriculum, our teaching staff and MDT work together to ensure that we have the greatest possible impact on our students’ emotional, behavioural, and educational development. For many children this will be the first time they experience success in an educational setting, and we aim to make that a lifelong habit that supports them into adulthood and beyond.


School for Inspiring Talents is an Independent School providing therapeutic education for children who have experienced challenging life experiences.  All students have an Education Health and Care Plan with Social Emotional and Mental Health as the primary need.  The school provides education and care for children in Year 1 to Year 11.  All students are placed by Local Authorities through their commissioning processes.  More information can be found in our Admissions Policy within the information section of our website.

Read our admissions policy here: https://sfit.org.uk/information/admissions-policy/