The education of children and young people is an essential
element of the holistic approach to meeting individual’s needs. The
value of education cannot be underestimated.
The education of children and young people spans across the
Centre and is provided through social learning on the Units,
leisure and recreational activities, extra curricula education
through homework, dedicated sessional working staff and through the
structured weekly 28 hour education programme within the education
unit. The education unit provides a broad, balanced, age relevant
timetable based on meeting the requirements of the national
curriculum. Children and young people are assessed on admission and
an individual plan is formulated in response to the identified
individual need. A strong emphasis is put on achievement and
internal rewards are gained through achievement as well as external
accreditations and qualifications through the Duke of Edinburgh
Scheme and a variety of qualifications at Entry Level to G.C.S.E.
Courses offered by OCN, AQA, OCR and WJEC.
The educational curriculum is delivered by qualified teachers
with individual specialisms including vocational training. The
Assistant Manager for Education oversees the education of all
resident young people and maintains effective working links with
the Local Education Authority and Careers. The Education Manager
also communicates with schools to ensure the maintenance of
achievement and appropriate work to facilitate a smooth transition
back to mainstream education.