Castle Wood School

Transforming the lives of pupils through learning, innovation, inclusion and partnerships

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong (Ofsted 2015). Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities (Ofsted 2015). Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive (Ofsted 2015). Pupils are enthusiastic learners (Ofsted 2015). Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents hold the school in high regard (Ofsted 2015).

Louise Dewis


I have been at Castle Wood special school for 12 years. I have had experience of working with a wide range of pupils with various abilities and needs of all the primary age. I have completed my MA in Education which I focused on pupils with ASD. I have also completed the middle leaders course. I have a keen interest in Computing and can design most things from websites to creating movies. I enjoy developing the communication aspect of computing. Working with pupils and staff developing and modelling communication aids, symbols, low tech devices, switch control and assessment.

I enjoy working alongside staff to enable them to become independent with using resources and equipment to develop pupil’s abilities to their fullest.

I am a Centaur trainer for manual handling. I can carry out care plan and PEEP assessments and train staff to meet manual handling legal requirements and suggest equipment to meet pupils needs within school.