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.