Bluebird Care launches partnership with Osborne School

Published: 29/11/2023

Bluebird Care is delighted to have launched an innovative new collaboration with Osborne School in Winchester

The partnership is set to revolutionise care provision at the school, as we will be providing a dedicated team of care assistants to support pupils with personal care, moving & positioning, and nutrition & hydration.

This will have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of both pupils and staff, as teachers will no longer be relied upon for personal care and can instead focus much more time on the children’s education to ensure they achieve the best possible grades.

Bluebird Care Launch Partnership with Osborne School

Sonia White, Head Teacher at Osborne School (centre), launches the partnership with Bluebird Care staff


The collaboration brings two ‘outstanding’ rated providers together, with Osborne achieving the highest grade from Ofsted, and ourselves rated five-star outstanding by the CQC. Osborne School is a maintained special school for pupils with learning disabilities aged 11-19, while at Bluebird Care we provide home & live-in support to people of all ages.

Osborne School supports 230 children and young adults, many with personal care needs. The pupils have a variety of learning and physical disabilities, and our Bluebird Care team are specially trained to support each of them. The partnership underscores Osborne’s commitment to providing outstanding education, plus our versatility in providing exceptional care to all age groups.

Sonia White, Headteacher of Osborne School, said: “Caring for pupils with diverse needs is at the heart of what we do, and we’re incredibly excited to form this innovative partnership. We’re proud to be rated outstanding, so it makes perfect sense to partner with another outstanding rated provider like Bluebird Care, as we know our pupils will receive expert care and more classroom learning as a result.”

Norman Murphy, Managing Director of Bluebird Care Winchester, Eastleigh & Romsey, said: “We’re delighted to form this partnership with Osborne School and make a meaningful difference to the lives of their pupils and teachers. It's fabulous to move our outstanding care from the home to the classroom, just where it’s needed in this case.”

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