What do pupils do?
At Archers Brook School we offer a 24-hour curriculum that adds fun, along with a variety of activities and opportunities to enhance the learning experience for our pupils.
Our purpose is to provide a well-managed and structured facility to meet the nurturing, social, emotional, behavioural and moral needs of the pupils who access our onsite provision.
We do this by providing a safe, secure, stimulating environment, where our pupils can develop, grow and have opportunities to experience a vast array of onsite and community based activities, which challenge and encourage their personal development at every level.
Young people are encouraged to build strong, positive relationships with staff and each other in order to provide emotional building blocks for personal and social development.
All pupils are welcome to experience the residential provision and can gain access to residence by approaching care staff themselves. If a need has been identified through the pupil’s annual review, care planning or negotiation with Parents/Carers, they can request access to the residential provision. This in turn, can be short term or long term stay, dependent on the needs and wishes of all involved and the provision is tailored to meet the individual pupil.
Whilst in residence pupil's wishes are sought in the nomination of a keyworker, who works closely with them during their time in residence. The keyworker will communicate successes, progress made and achievements with Parents/Carers and other Para-professionals as well as completing reports, setting targets, helping pupils achieve goals and express their feelings and wishes.
What do pupils think?
Year 7 Pupil
"I enjoy the house because I get my own room and the tea is really nice. You get lots of choices for activities like swimming and Xbox. You can also win prizes."
Year 9 Pupil
"I like playing football and there are lots of different activities to do"
Year 11 Pupil
"I really enjoy staying on the house. I get my own room in Independence bungalow, so I sometimes get to do my own shopping and cooking."
Year 9 Pupil
"I enjoy staying on the house because the food is nice and I get my own room. I also enjoy the activities because they are different every week"
Activities in the evening
During the evening we make sure that the time we have together is interesting and exciting (see the photos below). There is time for learning with staff support.
After this we have off onsite and on site activities that are designed or agreed by the pupils on a very fair basis.
We aim to make sure that everything we do makes us happier, more resilient and ready for the following day in school.