Open Day At The Newest School In SW15

June 22nd at The Priory Lodge School on Bank Lane

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Priory Lane
SW15 5JJ

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Residents & commuters will have noticed ongoing building works by The Priory on Bank Lane - now you can go and see what has been built! A specialist school - the newly opened Priory Lodge School in Roehampton is holding an open day to allow members of the public to view its facilities as well as find out about job opportunities.

The school, which is based in the grounds of the existing Roehampton Priory Hospital, caters for young people with autistic spectrum disorders. Local residents, businesses, parents and representatives from state and independent schools are invited to attend the open day on June 22 between the hours of 8.30am to 10.30am, 11.30am to 1.30pm, 4.00pm to 6.00pm.

The school currently operates with approximately eight staff, however as the site develops new job opportunities will be created.  Prospective employees are encouraged to attend the drop-in day for more information on positions available and to pick up application forms.

Over the next two years the school hopes to expand to employ up to 30 staff, covering a range of areas including administration, teaching support and therapy.

Members of the public are welcome to look around the school and talk to staff about the
teaching facilities available for students with autistic spectrum disorders, in particular
Asperger’s Syndrome and associated learning difficulties.

David Curry, School Principal at The Priory Lodge School, said: “The open day will provide a
great opportunity for members of the public to have a look around the school and to really get
a feel for what we do. We are hoping to have a range of job opportunities available, so are
encouraging anyone who would be interested to come along to speak to staff and pick up an
application pack.”

The Priory Group is an independent provider of acute mental health services, secure and
step-down services, specialist education, complex care and neuro-rehabilitation services,
working in partnership with the public and independent sectors.

Priory's acute psychiatric hospitals offer a range of inpatient, outpatient and day patient
treatment programmes and therapy services for a wide variety of mental health issues, including
depression, addictions, eating disorders and child and adolescent mental health services

Priory's complex care hospitals and neuro-rehabilitation centres treat people with enduring
mental and physical illnesses, restricted mobility and challenging behaviours that are often
the result of organic, degenerative or neurological problems and whose needs cannot be met in
conventional environments.  Priory's neuro-rehabilitation centres care for people with a wide
range of acquired or progressive neurological disorders, including brain injuries and illness,
spinal injuries, brain haemorrhages and stroke.

Priory Education Services is a provider of specialist education and care for children and young
people aged four to 35 with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), autistic spectrum disorders
(ASD), behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) and specific learning difficulties
associated with dyslexia.

The Priory Group is developing a range of care homes offering long-term, short-term and respite
nursing care for older people who are physically frail or suffering with dementia related

June 2, 2010