To provide, in partnership with its pupils, a range of high quality education services within a caring environment adapted for young people with specific needs. The school is committed to providing young people with the skills, knowledge, experiences and attitudes which will enable them to participate in, contribute to and become valued members of society.
‘To be all that we can be’
To promote best practice in the identification and assessment of educational needs and in the provision available to meet these needs to ensure that all pupils have the best possible access to inclusive education and the opportunity to reach their full potential.
View our Ofsted Report:
Ashlea House School Ofsted Report 2016
Ashlea House School strongly believes that every young male adult should have the opportunity to be ‘all that they can be’ – educationally, personally, emotionally, spiritually and culturally. The School encourages every student to achieve their potential by guiding and nurturing individual talents and ensuring access to a broad and balanced individualised curriculums within a caring and friendly environment. The school strives to equip young adults with the skills, knowledge, experiences and attitudes which will enable them to participate in, and become valued members of society.
Ashlea House School is accommodated in a purpose built building within the grounds and within close walking proximity to Ashlea House Residential Home. All design features and materials have been carefully selected to provide the staff and young people who attend Ashlea House School access to state of the art facilities and equipment thus ensuring the educational needs of each young person is met.
Young males who attend Ashlea House School do so as part of an integrated placement package with the Residential Care Home, Ashlea House. Hence any referrals for education at Ashlea House School must be subject to a holistic placements referral by a Local Authority incorporating both the Care and Education support.
Ashlea House School ensures that all young male adult pupils are given a broad, balanced and relevant education providing continuity and progression whilst acknowledging individuality. The broad curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our young male adults in preparation for their next stage of education and/or for the work environment and fully meets the requirements of the National Curriculum.
At Ashlea House School we want our young male adults to attain the best qualifications that they possibly can (whether academic or vocational). To this end we offer a wide spectrum of qualification opportunities including:
- GCSE Entry Level Certificates
- ALAN, Skills for life
- Entry Level Certificates
- Functional Learning Tier
- Work skills
All our young male adults are offered qualification opportunities aligned to their abilities, interests and needs.
EVERY CHILD MATTERS
Ashlea House School incorporates in its aims the five outcomes of “Every Child Matters”. The curriculum is designed to enable all young people to:
- Become successful learners who enjoy learning
- Make progress and achieve
- Be confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
Young male adult pupils are provided with a wide range of opportunities that seek to identify and develop personal talents and aspirations in addition to academic subjects. Opportunities for personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development are an integral part of the curriculum and feature wherever possible in lessons.
We have made excellent links with a selection of local colleges allowing us to outsource any facilities that are unavailable within our own school environment. Currently our students attend a local college one afternoon per week to access the science laboratory facilities under the supervision and direction of our teaching staff.
Ensuring that our young male adults have access to the very best in teaching and learning experiences, Ashlea House School outsource specialised coaches for Physical Education and Music on a weekly basis. Currently our young male adults are undertaking their Gradings in Drums with one of our students enjoying personal 1:1 singing lessons thus allowing him to pursue his dream.
All members of teaching staff at Ashlea House School are fully qualified (with QTS) and highly experienced. All of the teachers are dedicated to providing the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for all of their students and are creative, flexible and passionate in their approach.
School policies are available to staff and visitors upon request. Ashlea House School has an open door policy and welcomes all visitors to our school.
AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
- To raise standards so that every young male adult achieves to their highest level academically, personally and socially
- To provide a safe, caring environment in which the young male adults are encouraged to develop and share the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for the transition into a healthy and safe adult life
- To create a culture in which the unique worth and achievement of individuals can be celebrated by themselves and others
- To provide an enriched curriculum which is differentiated to meet the needs of all young people in an environment which is stimulating, challenging, supportive and motivated by high expectations
- To promote spiritual, moral and cultural development
- To create a caring inclusive environment where all are treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, religion, gender, culture, disability or sexuality
- To enable young male adults to develop a sense of self worth and self respect
- To ensure participation in decision making from all members of the school community
- To recognise and reward achievement and progress
Young people, professionals, parents and carers work in collaboration together with all the staff at Ashlea House to ensure that we provide the very best care and education.
Ashlea House prides itself on excellent interpersonal relationships between young people and all members of staff (educational, residential and therapeutic) that foster mutual trust and respect. By working in full collaboration with the young people the school aims to enhance the quality of pupils’ life and learning by providing tailor made, informed educational opportunities and ensuring that all young people are involved in designing and reviewing their academic progress regularly.