Our approach

Our Approach

Many of our pupils may well have disengaged with learning due to difficult past experiences in their educational journey and in turn, may have problems in forming friendships and trusting relationships with adults. Our highly specialist team work individually with each pupil to improve their view of themselves, their self-esteem, their confidence and their peer relationships. Such therapies are offered on a tiered basis depending on each pupil’s needs (please ask us if you would like further information). All pupils receive psychotherapy at their developmental stage to support them in their emotional development.

The theoretical basis for our work is derived from psychodynamic principles. The psychodynamic approach centres on understanding behaviour as a reflection of inner conflicts and unmet needs. Families will receive support to understand this approach and the opportunity to use elements of this in the home.

Our Commitment to our Families

We understand that many of our children, young people and their families may have experienced a challenging educational journey and so believe that working closely with our families is key to each child’s success. We have a dedicated Family Liaison Officer, who acts as your link person during your child’s time at our school and who will be available to answer any of your questions or discuss your child’s progress throughout the school day. 

We will also include you in a regular family programme of specialised support to ensure your child’s successful continuation of progress and to enable a positive joint collaboration. Together we can ensure we achieve the best for your child.

Where can I get further information and support?

For more information about children with ASD who have a demand avoidant presentation or a diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) the following links will provide further helpful information.


What is Pathological Demand Avoidance?

More information


PDA Factsheet

More information


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Eagle House School (Mitcham):

020 8687 7050

Eagle House School (Bramley):

01483 912 080

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020 8661 1419

Eagle House School 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge):

020 3745 8760

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020 8770 7788

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