Get U Started Training Independent Special School is closely monitoring the continuing spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. All students are advised to check and follow the official advice from Public Health England (PHE).

As of 24/03/2020 Get U Started Training Independent Special School will be closed. This is for the well being of both pupils and staff. We will update the website regularly. All teaching staff will be available to contact via email during school hours (9:00am-3:00pm Monday – Friday) to support parents and pupils accessing our online curriculum. 

01/04/2020: The school remains closed however pupils will receive a welfare call each day.

08/04/2020: The School has uploaded an Online Teaching, Learning and Continuity plan to the policies and procedures page which has online safeguarding advice for parents.

15/04/2020: We have released an Easter update newsletter. Easter COVID19 Update Letter

The Northumberland Strategic Safeguarding Partnership have compiled this list of lots of useful resources and tools that you as a parent or carer can use to help ensure that your child is safe and happy online. NSSP Safety Online Covid-19

Any urgent safeguarding concerns please contact Northumberland One Call on 01670 536400

Established in 2004, we are a non-profitable charitable organisation who educate and train children and young people excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education.

We currently run primary and secondary provision for pupils aged 6-17 years old.


The main aim of our program is to re-engage pupils back into mainstream education. We offer a small, nurture based provision for KS1/2 pupils in a calm, purposeful environment to encourage emotional growth and learning.


We incorporate the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, alongside a range of extra-curricular activities to enrich the pupil’s experience.


GUST offers a diverse programme of education that engages young people through a combination of indoor classwork (eg Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Geography, History, Languages, Science, Food Technology), indoor activities (eg Arts & Crafts, Pool, Cinema) and outdoor activities (eg PE, Orienteering, Field Trips).

We strive to make learning enjoyable in a positive environment, enabling students to achieve their personal goals.