About Rhodes Wood Hospital School
Key Information about Rhodes Wood Hospital School
School Name: Rhodes Wood Hospital School
School Address: Shepherd’s Way, Brookman’s Park, AL9 6NN
School telephone number: 01707 645 260
Head Teacher: Michelle Fennell
Proprietor: Kath Murphy T: 07469 084670 E: email@example.com
Our Core Values
Elysium have relaunched our values in partnership with those we support, their families, and our people. We all voted and decided together which values we hold most dear and which ones unite us all. Our values are our standards which we will uphold each and every day.
in everything we say and do
being honest and doing the right thing
working together to deliver great care and outcomes
being outstanding at what we do
Our overarching objective is to ensure that all students at the school receive a curriculum that whilst maintaining its breadth, is personalised to meet every individual’s needs within the context of assisting in the care and treatment programme facilitated in conjunction with the hospital.
Our aim is to deliver a bespoke, high quality learning experience akin to that which students’ are familiar within their current or previous educational setting. No student will be allowed to feel left behind with their studies or unable to access their chosen subjects because of being in hospital.
We work closely with the team at the hospital to provide a holistic programme which meets the needs of every student. We use the hospital admission process to address any gaps in a young person’s knowledge and help students by addressing any educational challenges that they may face. Fostering resilience, independence and confidence in a young person’s attitude towards their studies is key to our success and all are encouraged to maintain a healthy balance between their studies and well-being.
Our school environment is located on the hospital site and is a welcoming, bright space that fosters learning. The classroom environment is designed to meet the specific learning needs of our students and includes designated spaces for students who required a highly structured learning environment.
Many of our students enjoy contributing to their learning area with inspiring quotations and creative pieces of artwork. The school is a calm and purposeful environment, supported by our high standards and expectations in areas such as behaviour and attendance.
Rhodes Wood Hospital School is committed to providing an environment in which all students can feel safe, happy, accepted and confident, so that they are able to develop to their full potential and successfully return to education.
We promote a safe place to succeed in every way so that young people can:
- Find their voice
- Realise their potential
- Form their future
Our Specialist Team
We recognise the importance of providing learning opportunities that are stimulating, fun and challenging, embedded within an environment where all students feel safe, and can develop their confidence to take risks and make progress.
However, none of this is possible without a dedicated staff team to help students realise their potential. To meet the needs of our young people within our services, our teachers are experienced in the area of SEMH with specific reference to eating disorders and staff involved in the teaching of our students with neurodevelopmental disorders and learning difficulties have completed nationally recognised training. Teachers are ably supported by our teaching assistants, as well as medical staff when required.
We offer a holistic care and treatment programme which is dovetailed with the school provision. More information about this can be found on the hospital pages. We value the contributions made by home schools, each LEA and parents/carers to facilitate the highest expectations and most positive outcomes for our young people.
Every young person is allocated an education keyworker. This is a central component of our provision as this person will oversee the progress and outcomes achieved at every stage of a young person’s stay at the hospital. Through regular meetings and our unique timetable, we support each student to take responsibility for both their learning and behaviour by giving them opportunities to make informed choices that contribute towards their future.
Fundamental to our approach is a positive relationship, based on mutual respect, where students are encouraged to contribute to a positive dialogue with adults and to be part of the decision-making process regarding their education and aspirations. Ultimately, we wish every student to achieve their ambitions through by achieving optimum independence and achieve qualifications which will allow them to participate in their community and to lead a full and happy life.
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