We seek to promote a positive atmosphere based on a sense of community and shared behaviour values, where shared activities, learning experiences and reflective thinking are an integral part of everyday activity. Young people are encouraged to take a full active part in the leisure curriculum, enjoy and achieve, stay safe and be healthy.
Leisure & Weekend Curriculum
A highly stimulating, fun, and energetic programme of group learning situations is provided by experienced, dedicated and qualified care staff. Young people are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities, designed to encourage and develop a variety of social and life skills. Young people are encouraged to remain members of other local community groups, and form new ones, as they develop.
Young people are taught basic fundamental skills, all of which aim to teach them the principles of problem solving and accepting responsibility, initiating and developing relationships, communicating and expressing emotions, and developing confidence and awareness of themselves and of others. The leisure curriculum extends to weekends, where young people can take advantage of smaller groups.
All young people are allocated a keyworker, who acts as an advocate for them. They manage a small case load, offer individual support and guidance, and report and record progress in a variety of areas. They liaise closely with parents/carers and other professionals (social workers/family support and the Youth Offending Service etc) to achieve maximum benefits of multi-agency working. Keyworkers work closely alongside teaching staff and therapists to support the whole child. All young people and carers agree an individual plan, designed to identify specific strategies for addressing areas such as health, communication, leisure, education needs specifically numeracy and literacy, these are reviewed every three weeks then updated half termly.
All young people are encouraged , with the support of their keyworker, to agree and set small social targets from the school outcomes wheel, which is linked to the educational objectives from the young person’s Education, Health and Care Plan.