Education

Education provision at Glebe House has a high profile and attracts support and commitment from residents and staff. We have a well resourced education facility, which includes a computer suite with an extensive range of educational software.

The Basic Skills levels of all residents, in relation to the Adult National Curriculum, are assessed on their arrival at Glebe House and Individual Learning Plans are negotiated to reflect their needs, interests and aspirations. Education reports form an integral part of Personal Education Plans, Individual Treatment Plans, Statutory Reviews and Pathway Planning Reviews.

Glebe House is a registered Independent School and is CQC Registered we are also a centre for OCR, City and Guilds/NPTC, NCFE and ASDAN. We work in partnership with local Colleges. Links with other local education providers are firmly established and distance learning courses offer further options for our residents. Education is embedded across all parts of daily life and therefore hobbies and interests, such as music and sport, are valued as educational opportunities that increase knowledge and skills in preparation for later life.

All residents have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications, including Functional Skills accreditation in Literacy and Numeracy; OCR Information and Communication Technology accreditation; ASDAN Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards; Personal and Social Development accreditation; Painting and Decorating; Woodwork; and Motor Vehicle accreditation. Residents are encouraged to gain the CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) card, and Food Safety accreditation.

Should you wish to have any of these policies:

Admissions

Behaviour

SEND (Special Educational Need and Disability)

EAL (English as Additional Language)

Curriculum

Anti-Bullying

Health and Safety

First Aid

Complaints

Please contact Jeanette Hurworth (HR)- jeanette.hurworth@glebehouse.org.uk

Qualifications

Glebe House work with up to 16 young people, young people stay at Glebe House for a period of 2 years.

The young people within our service have gained the following qualifications over the academic year.

Subject Number of Young People

GCSE Maths 5

GCSE Science 2

GCSE English Language 1

GCSE English literature 1

GCSE Psychology 1

City & Guilds Painting and Decorating 3

City & Guilds Motor Vehicles 3

City & Guilds Horticulture 2

City and Guilds Catering 3

Open Awards Level 1 Pre Tenancy 3

Open Awards Level 1 Skills for Further Learning & employment 3

Open Awards Level 2 Skills for Further Learning and Employment 3

Complaints

Number of official complaints in 2016/2017 = 0

In addition to running regular Education workshops on Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Personal and Social Development and Art, we also run short courses on Sexual Health, First Aid, Health and Safety and Food Safety. If appropriate, residents may attend part-time courses off-site in order to widen their range of educational opportunities.

We embed Basic Skills work throughout the education programme. All education workshops are run with mixed ability groups and our high level of staffing enables us to offer one-to-one support when necessary. We employ the services of an Educational Psychologist to inform our practice and to ensure that all young people entering our service receive an Educational Psychology report that remains relevant to their needs. Whatever the education level of the young men on arrival, we aim to enable them to reach their academic potential.

Research into recidivism suggests that by increasing the resilience factors in the lives of young people, we reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Resilience factors focus on positive reinforcement in areas such as educational achievement, independence skills and increased self esteem. As a staff team, we intend to maintain the momentum and to continue to expand the education horizons for the young people in our care.