In the Post-16 Unit, our Care Curriculum follows the guidelines and expectations of the Residential Special Schools National Minimum Standards developed by the Department of Education. This is reviewed by OFSTED on a regular basis and in our most recent report we were rated as Outstanding.
We cater for young people from 15 to 19 years who engage in our curriculum to advance their preparation for leaving school and entering the community independently. We have 12 individual studio flats with access to a larger communal area for socializing and preparing meals. Most of our young people go to college during the day to gain skills and experience needed to access the workplace. During the evenings they can take part in many organised activities with their peers as well as learn essential skills needed to live independently such as cooking, laundry, budgeting, etc.
The young adults in our care are encouraged to be involved in the planning of activities to develop better self-management and sense of achievement. They enjoy fun activities in the community such as bowling, trampolining, cinema trips, golf, etc.
However, they can also take time out in their own studio flats to study or just relax knowing that they are safe and can call on trained staff if they need some advice. The Post-16 Unit works because it is a team effort between the young people and staff. Healthy relationships are extremely important as is mutual respect.
Our young adults enjoy learning about their rights and can take on their responsibilities with confidence in a safe and caring environment.
DfE No. 938/7003 Charity No. 1105085 Registered Office: Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0NJ