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South Hill welcomes Sharon Hodgson MP

On Friday 5th November, ESPA College South Hill welcomed Sharon Hodgson MP to their building. Jordan (student) lead a grand tour with Principal, Pat Cahill and College Coordinator, Martin Bishop. Sharon Hodgson MP was very impressed with South Hill’s state-of-the-art sensory room, student kitchen, enterprise facilities, and a range of creative sessions. This visit gave…

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ESPA College – Proposed use of Covid Recovery Funding for Academic Year 2021-22

Since returning to College following lockdown, it has been very evident that many of our students have struggled to adapt to a busy and demanding life in specialist education again. Some learners have struggled with: Attendance Confidence Anxiety Eating & Sleeping well Exercise and healthy living Friendships and Relationships Employability Activities Travel Training & using…

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Welcome back to College 2021-22

Dear students/parent/guardian & carers, I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of our College learners and Hub members & I’m very much looking forward to meeting and working with you all again this year. Now that College life is returning to some sense of normality; work experiences, community outings, travel training and…

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Stop over medication of people with learning disability and/or autism STOMP

Amanda (ESPA Residential Manager) and the staff from the NHS really did an amazing job of  sharing the inspirational story of someone Amanda and her team support. An excellent example of genuine partnership working. The film and more information can be found on  

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Covid 19 – Parent update 11th November 2020

Please follow the link below to access ESPA’s College’s latest guidance to parents/carers in relation to Covid 19 Covid 19 – An update..

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Coronavirus – update for parents.

letter for parents

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ESPA College Employability Week 2nd – 6th March

Please follow this link to access the Employability week poster

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ESPA College Stall at Durham Christmas Market, 29th & 30th November

South Hill have a stall at the Durham Christmas Market so please pop along to see us and sample some home made goods, you will also have the opportunity to purchase lots of different Christmas gifts.

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Introducing our new Head Office

After many months of planning and packing ESPA’s Head Office has finally moved. We haven’t gone far, we’re still just off Wessington Way in Sunderland but nearer the A19 now.  This an excellent location for us as it provides easy access for our services across the North East. We have also welcomed our Admission Department, Multi-Disciplinary Team and other central staff into the…

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Happiness is…..a basket ball court!!

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