“Expectations are everything”

Headlands is an independent day and residential special school that provides high quality education and care to children and young people aged 7 to 19 years.  Our therapeutic model of education and residential care is based on the principles of Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) and has been developed by the staff at Headlands residential homes and school. The model is designed for children and young people who have experienced early developmental trauma and those young people with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Our model holds the child at the centre of our thinking and is structured to meet the complex needs of all the children and young people we work with.

We offer 38 and 52-week residential care to children and young people across four residential houses.

The school is situated in Penarth, South Wales, a small vibrant town on the outskirts of Cardiff.  Our location provides a supportive local community and many opportunities for our children and young people.

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