In residence we offer a 24 hour curriculum that adds fun, along with a variety of activities and opportunities to enhance the learning experience of our children. Sandwell MBC are in the process of reviewing this provision and as a result we have no students using this facility at present.
Our purpose is to provide a well-managed and structured facility to meet the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students who access our onsite provision. We want the children to develop independence, confidence and achieve individual goals, thus impacting on their academic achievements.
We do this by providing a safe, secure, stimulating environment where our students can develop, grow and have the opportunity to experience a vast array of activities, which challenge and encourage their personal and educational development. We have strong partnerships with external agencies and the community.
There is strong evidence to suggest that a whole school approach is vital in effectively promoting emotional and social competence and well being. Coherence, teamwork and a multi-professional approach between residence, school, families and other professionals where appropriate supports children to build attachments to school and learning.
Children are encouraged to develop positive relationships with staff and hopefully with each other in order to provide emotional building blocks for personal and social development. We believe it is important that students become self-motivated and are able to listen to the views of others.
While in residence children’s wishes are sought through the nomination of a keyworker who works closely with them during their time in residence. The key workers communicate successes, progress made and achievements with Parents/Carers and school. Key workers also complete reports, set targets and help students to achieve their goals.
The health and well-being of children is promoted through the 'hidden' or 'informal' curriculum. Within this safe and calm environment children are equipped to be resilient so that they can manage the normal stress of life, effectively helping to improve mental health. Support is also given to teach children about mental well-being through the evenings curriculum and reinforced through activities and ethos.
Children board from Monday to Thursday during term time only.
Head of Care