The Archers Brooks SEMH Residential offer is an early intervention model primarily aimed at KS2 -KS3 for pupils with Social and emotional difficulties, often linked to medical conditions and difficulties such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC – we hold the NAS Autism accreditation), Mental health, Speech & Language and Communication or Conduct Difficulties.
Our aim is for a seamless 24-hour experience to meet and champion the needs of our pupils through the design of an engaging range of courses/activities that recognise and reward success. In this way, the curriculum accessed after school hours compliments all aspects of the formal curriculum. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure our pupils are offered the opportunity to experience life from new and exciting perspectives, giving them greater understanding of the world around them and their place in it; preparing each pupil for the next stage of their education and developing employability skills.
We follow an early intervention model working predominately with KS2 and KS3 pupils accessing the residential offer, reinforcing and developing pupil experience in a trauma informed way from the classroom and through a bespoke plan enhancing the transferable skills for life that from EHCP objectives, cannot always be as easily targeted in the academic classroom environment.
We aim to work with pupils and their families to create a caring, nurturing and stimulating environment that enables young people to reach their potential, building on strengths and celebrating individual achievements.
Pupils can experience the Residential Provision and gain access to residence if a need has been identified through a pupil’s annual review, care planning or negotiation with Parents/Carers. They can also request access by approaching Care Staff themselves. This in turn can be a short term or long term stay dependent on the needs and wishes of all involved and meets their statement objectives that cannot be delivered during class-based time due to National Curriculum challenges.
Pupils have access to an extended life and social skills experience, offering the building blocks to underpin access to education, social, moral understanding and encourages students to develop positive relationships with staff or with each other, as will benefit them as they grow through the school.