Plumpton House School is a school for specific purposes. We cater to the individual needs of 42 students with a range of additional emotional and behaviour support needs. Students across Western Sydney access our program, but predominantly students are locals from the Mount Druitt area. We enrol students from years 5-12 who are selected through the Nirimba School Services Placement Panel process. Application for shared enrolment is made through local schools using the Access Request procedures.
With high staff ratios and targeted resourcing, we are transforming our physical environment and developing skill and expertise to deliver quality, individualised/targeted education programs. In addition to our passionate teaching and support staff, Plumpton House School has a School Counsellor, Youth Worker and Community Liaison Officer.
Our teaching and learning programs are evidence-based, with staff trained in trauma-informed practice. Our school-wide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) supports students to learn about social, emotional and behavioural regulation, and incorporated physical activity for wellbeing.
Our programs are differentiated to meet our broad range of student needs.
The Junior Program offers a focus on core outcomes outlined in syllabus documents for students in years 5-8. Pathways include a return to their local school or transition into the Senior Program. We provide intensive literacy support through MacqLit. We enrich the Junior program with cooking and hospitality skills, sports and wellbeing, and programs offered through external specialist providers and community organisations.
The Senior Program has a focus on work and/ or TAFE pathway. Students undertake a life skills curriculum to allow flexibility in accessing courses and certifications through TVET, EVET, Registered Training Organisations, work experience and community organisations. Our Senior program has a strong focus on HSC minimum standards and attaining the skills and knowledge to complete Certificate III qualifications.
With a strong focus on student culture and community, 2021-2024 will emphasise a shared understanding of high expectations for all students and staff. At Plumpton House School, we want the best possible future for our students, inclusive of a range of socio-economic backgrounds and circumstances.