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Enrichment/Outcomes

Pupil outcomes, as identified by Ofsted include social development, personal development, health, behaviour, happiness and enjoyment, contribution to the residential experience and transition.  These outcomes underpin our everyday practice in the residential department . Progress is  monitored continuously, recorded in pupil files and forms an integral part of the SEN annual review process. Reports are made to the governing body each term
Residential staff  help support and promote children and young people’s attainment of these outcomes by:

Social Development

Encouraging  involvement in the local community by joining clubs and taking part in activity evenings, social evenings with other residential schools and integration evenings with a number of BSL classes.

Personal Development

Each child or young person has an Independence Check List which sets out their individual targets. These are designed to enable our pupils to develop personal, health and social skills which enable them to be independent and confident young people.

Health

Healthy eating and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle are prioritised. This includes taking part in sports, using local sporting activity centres and using local parks / outdoor gym facilities.

Behaviour

The children and young people are taught to accept differences and respect one another.  Behaviour management is in line with whole school policies and focuses on managing behaviour in a positive and supportive manner.

Happiness and Enjoyment

Constructive leisure pursuits are encouraged through access and art and craft room, computer suite, large hall, and residents’ kitchen.  Children choose activities and taking part in them and making their own decisions that affect their lives in Heath House.

Contribution to the Residential Experience

We encourage an ethos or ‘rights and responsibilities’ within Heath House. While fully supporting  children’s rights we actively encourage  responsibility  towards themselves and others. Residents discuss all aspects of Heath House life in weekly meetings

Transition

Through the Independence Check Lists and Individual Care Plans children and young people are prepared for the move to higher or further education and adult life.