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  • 1. Specialist provider for young people and adults with autism and other complex needsWilsic Hall SchoolProspectus 2012/2013A specialist residential school, offering flexible education and care for up to 52 weeks per year,for young people aged 11–19, all of whom have complex needs, including behaviour that maychallenge and a learning disability, often in association with autism.
  • 2. HesleyGroup|2Established in 1975, the HesleyGroup provides flexible, specialistresidential services and schools.We aim to offer the best possiblecare, education and vocationalopportunities for young peopleand adults, often with autism,who have a learning disabilityand complex needs includingbehaviour which may challenge.Wilsic Hall School primarily offersa 52 week per year service;alternate arrangements canbe made on occasion to meetspecific individual needs.Wilsic Hall SchoolWadworthDoncasterDN11 9AGTel: 01302 856382Fax: 01302 853608Email: enquiries@hesleygroup.co.ukWeb: www.wilsichallschool.co.ukReferral Enquiries: 0800 055 6789Hesley Group Comprises:Hesley Holdings Ltd. Registered in England No. 5150235The Hesley Group Ltd. Registered in England No. 2665377Registered office for all companies:Central Services, Hesley Hall, Tickhill, Doncaster DN11 9HHImage Disclaimer:Images which show individual’s faces within this document are takenfrom stock libraries and are not people placed within our services.They are for graphical purposes only.Hesley Group Values- Person-Centred- Outcome Focused- Quality Driven
  • 3. HesleyGroup|3ContentsOverview 5Our Philosophy 7Education 8Living at Wilsic Hall School 9Staff and Support 10Health 11Out of School 12Keeping in Touch 12Therapeutic Support 13Reviews 13Moving to Wilsic Hall 14Quality Assurance & Policy 15Location/Directions 16The information in this prospectus is correct at the time of print. The information required of aStatement of Purpose, as per Schedule 1 of the National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes,is available as a separate complementary document and should be issued to parents, with thisprospectus; and is otherwise available on request by telephoning our freephone referral enquiry lineon 0800 055 6789.The Hesley Group’s mission is to enablepeople with complex needs to achievetheir full potential
  • 4. Striving to enhance the lives ofall the young people atWilsic Hall SchoolHesleyGroup|4
  • 5. HesleyGroup|5OverviewWilsic Hall School is situated in its own 14-acresite approximately five miles south of Doncaster.Its central location provides easy access by road,rail or air.The school’s mission is to enhance the lives of theyoung people entrusted to its services by focusingon their specific needs, capabilities and aspirations.Our aim is to support young people to maximisetheir potential and achieve a progressively moreindependent quality of life. This is achieved through:• Person-centred focus: This encompasseseducation, lifelong learning, care,communication, health, behaviour, recreational/vocational programmes, emotional wellbeingand citizenship. Young people are encouraged toparticipate in activities and empowered to maketheir own decisions, with support if required.• Life-long learning: Each student has a carefullydesigned Individual Education Plan (IEP) basedon their specific needs and aspirations in linewith the National Curriculum.• Communication: Speech and LanguageTherapists work with each young person tohelp develop the best and most appropriatecommunication methods with and for thatperson. Communication profiles are detailed andspecific to enable staff to ensure young peoplehave adequate time to process information andmake informed decisions.• Citizenship: By creating a safe, predictableand stimulating environment, all young peopleare supported to be as active members oftheir community as possible, with the aim ofmeaningful social inclusion.• Trust and relationships: Secure and familiar socialnetworks are extremely important and these aredeveloped and built upon from day one, creatingtrusting and valued relationships between notonly the young person, but also their immediateand extended family and friends and our staffteam.• Professional services: A dedicated team includingSupport Workers, Teachers, Tutors, ClinicalPsychologists, Assistant Psychologists, BehaviourAnalysts, Occupational Therapists, a ConsultantPsychiatrist, a Consultant Paediatrician andSpeech and Language Therapists ensure that eachyoung person has ready access to the servicesthey require. Staff support young people througheach day on a flexible and individual basis, withwaking staff always on duty at night.School lifeResidential care and education is provided for upto 36 students, all of whom have complex needs,behaviour that may challenge and a learningdisability, often in association with autism. Theschool primarily operates on a 52-week residentialbasis with extended school terms. We are able tolook at flexible packages to suit the needs of youngpeople where other arrangements may be required.High quality accommodation and facilitiesThe school has a range of classrooms and flexiblespaces to accommodate a wide variety of activitiesand create positive learning environments.There is also a range of onsite facilities tocomplement and enrich the lives of those whocome to live and learn with us.Our accommodation is based upon a residentialmodel in small house groups. This enables youngpeople to learn critical life skills and develop socialrelationships. Home life provides the opportunityfor creativity and young people are encouraged topersonalise their own space and take part in housebased activities. Every young person has their ownbedroom, the majority of which are en-suite.Schools outDuring evenings, weekends and school holidays,a wide range of extra-curricular activities are onoffer. These include clubs and visits to ensure thatyoung people are fully engaged with stimulatingexperiences during their waking hours. We havea full time Activity Programme Co-ordinator todevise, arrange, deliver and monitor the provision ofactivities both off-site and on-site.Keeping in touchYoung people are supported and encouraged tokeep in touch with their family and friends in themost appropriate way for them.SafeguardingThe Hesley Group offers a person centredapproach which aims to support the developmentof independence and create a safe environmentto maximise potential, this culture includes ourschools; Wilsic Hall and Fullerton House, which arestrongly child-centred. The philosophy is one ofwarmth, security, consistency, understanding andtrust. Our safeguarding arrangements sit in thiscontext. (Full policy and guidance - Hesley GroupSafeguarding Children and Young People (see alsopage 10).Health and SafetyWe are committed to ensuring the health, safetyand welfare of all those who access, live or workin our services. Wilsic Hall School adheres to allprocedures in place under the Hesley Group’sHealth and Safety Policy.
  • 6. HesleyGroup|6The Young Peopleat Wilsic Hall SchoolAge range: 11 to 19 yearsSex: MixedCapacity: 36 studentsYoung people at Wilsic HallSchool all have complex needs,including behaviour that maychallenge and a learning disability,often in association with autism.We celebrate the achievements ofeach and every young person
  • 7. HesleyGroup|7Our PhilosophyWith over 20 years experience of providing specialistservices at the school, the staff at Wilsic Hallpride themselves on offering a highly professional,residential and educational provision for youngpeople, all of whom have complex needs, includingbehaviour that may challenge and a learningdisability, often in association with autism. Whilst ourprimary service is 52 week provision per year we canoffer more flexible packages if necessary, to meet anindividual young person’s needs.The principal aim of the school is to support eachyoung person to develop independence througha broad learning experience in an environmentthat offers warmth, security, consistency andunderstanding within a 24-hour curriculum. Apurposeful and calm atmosphere is encouragedthrough the professional approach adopted byall staff. Trust and a positive rapport between theyoung people and the staff underpins the ethos ofthe school.We aim to meet the spiritual, social, moral andcultural needs of young people by promoting thefollowing principles:• Helping them develop their self-knowledge,self-esteem and self-confidence;• Helping them to distinguish right from wrongand to respect the law;• Encouraging young people to acceptresponsibility for their behaviour where thisis possible and appropriate, given people’sspecific needs; and to show initiative andto understand how they can contribute tocommunity life;• Providing young people with a broad generalknowledge of citizenship in respect of publicinstitutions and services such as the Policeand Emergency services, in England, at a levelappropriate to their understanding;• Assisting them to acquire an appreciation of,and respect for, their own and other cultures,in a way that promotes tolerance and harmonybetween different cultural traditions.Positive, non-aversive strategies are used to changeor reduce the severity and frequency of complex andchallenging behaviours.All behaviour is seen as satisfying a particular need,or occurring for a specific reason. It is thereforeobserved to understand and identify what mayunderly or trigger particular behaviours; and whatmight be done to address such behaviours, whichmay challenge or trouble the young person and/orthose around them.By encouraging and reinforcing behaviour whichis more positive and helpful for the young personand those around them, distress is reduced and theyoung person supported and enabled to engagemore positively in an enjoyable and meaningful life.This can of course take time; and there are often upsand down in progress; but staff remain committed toenabling young people to maximise their potential inthis and other ways.No actions that threaten the dignity of a child oryoung person are either used or permitted. Allstaff attend training in HELP, the Hesley EnhancingLives Programme, which emphasises empathy andproactive support (see Therapeutic Support,page 13).Equality and DiversityThere is a commitment to providing equalopportunities for all young people from differingreligious, cultural, racial and linguistic backgrounds.The school supports young people who have Englishas an additional language, by providing access toresources in their first language. We will endeavourto produce written documentation in the preferredlanguage and where appropriate the services ofan interpreter will be sourced. Wilsic Hall Schooloperates a ‘Total Approach to Communication’where young people have access to information ina range of formats including speech, signing andsymbols.All children and young people and staff will receivefair and equal treatment based on their abilitiesor needs, in all aspects of our employment andservice provision.The Hesley Group prohibits acts of unlawful orunjustifiable discrimination and respects thefundamental human right of every person not tobe discriminated against on the grounds of Age,Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage andCivil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race,Religion or Belief, Gender and Sexual Orientation.We are committed to promoting communitycohesion within our services. We will strive toensure each young person and staff member issupported to realise their potential.The school’s philosophy and practices fully supportan approach which ensures that all children,whatever their background or their circumstances,have the best possible opportunities to be healthy,stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positivecontribution and to achieve economic well-being.Full policy - Hesley Group Single Equality Scheme.
  • 8. HesleyGroup|8Curriculum objectives• Value every young person• Identify and provide for the educational needsof each student, in order that each may developto the highest possible standard within his or herown abilities• Foster all-round development through a balancedwaking-day experience• Develop a sense of self-respect and the ability tolive as confident, self-motivated adults• Encourage the development of the skills necessaryto cope with everyday problems together withthe ability to co-operate with others and tocontribute to their own wellbeing• Help young people to acquire knowledge andskills relevant to adult life and to access thecommunity successfully• Foster awareness of religious and moral valuesincluding those of other races, religions andways of lifeIndividual Education Plan (IEP)When a young person comes to Wilsic Hall School,an IEP is created with step-by-step targets to enablesuccesses to be celebrated early and often. Thisplan is used to carefully tailor lessons to suit eachyoung person and encourage enhanced thinkingskills and an enjoyment of the learning experience.Students follow the National Curriculum at KeyStages 3 and 4. At Key Stage 4, they have theopportunity to participate in work-related learningand citizenship. We take account of communitycohesion locally, regionally, nationally andinternationally within the curriculum.Key skills are also built into the curriculum and formthe basis of our students’ development. These keyskills are: Communication, Application of Number,Information Communication Technology, Workingwith Others, Problem Solving and Improving ownLearning and Performance. Wilsic Hall School alsoprovides a range of externally accredited, nationallyrecognised qualifications.Educational VisitsYoung people will from time to time be offeredthe opportunity to take part in educational visits. Asuccessful educational visit can greatly enhance theschool curriculum and help motivate young peopleand staff.Wilsic Hall School provides informative, excitingand stimulating educational visits, in the contextof positive and supportive risk management whichfollows DfE Guidance.We ensure regulatory guidance is followed andthorough risk assessments undertaken, in relation toeach young person and their specific needs. Staffing,travel arrangements and the site to be visited are allcarefully considered,Developing life skillsLearning continues after school has finished for theday. Life and social skills are developed at homewhere support staff encourage young people toparticipate in different activities including cookingtheir own meals and socialising with friends.This enhances personal development, buildsconfidence and develops relationships.AchievementThe achievements of young people are recognisedand acknowledged on a daily basis. Progress ismonitored through the formal assessment processand equally importantly, successes are celebratedby peers, staff, family and friends. For a list ofawards and qualifications gained during the previousschool year please see Appendix 4.Religious education and worshipAll young people receive appropriate instruction inreligious education in line with the syllabus.To make the lessons directly relevant and accessibleto each person they are tailored to meet the social,moral, spiritual and cultural needs of those withlearning disabilities, which may be severe, as well asother complex needs.All staff and students participate in collectiveworship, daily and weekly at the school assembly,which provides a celebratory focus. Theseassemblies offer a mixture of comparative cultural,topical and secular themes. They are designed toreflect and celebrate the multi-faith culture thatexists in Britain today.Religious and cultural issues are discussed fully withparents/carers.Terms and Student HolidaysSee Appendix 1 for details of our Terms andStudent Holiday Schedule.Regulatory ReportsCopies of our Ofsted inspection reports areavailable by contacting the school or online viaour website at www.hesleygroup.co.uk.ExclusionsExclusions are very rare. In the unlikely event thata decision is made to exclude a young person,this will only be in extreme circumstances; andgenerally only when all available strategies haveproved unsuccessful in maintaining inclusion.Copies of our Exclusion of Students Policy areavailable on request by contacting the school.Education
  • 9. HesleyGroup|9Based in a beautiful rural setting, with readycommunity access, the young people at Wilsic HallSchool live in high quality accommodation withinthe 14 acres of school grounds.Wilsic offers a range of homely flats, semi-detachedand detached houses where young people havetheir own space to relax and have fun.All accommodation is furnished to a highstandard and young people can personalise theirrooms with photos, posters, toys and schoolwork. The young people who live at Wilsic Hallare encouraged to take responsibility for thetidiness of their homes and especially their ownrooms.Living at Wilsic Hall SchoolWe aim to provide the best possible care,as well as the best possible education.
  • 10. HesleyGroup|10Staff and SupportWith around 200 members of staff, Wilsic HallSchool is one of the largest employers in the area.The recruitment process is thorough and DisclosureBarring Service (DBS) checks are undertaken inrespect of all employees who have opportunities forunsupervised contact with vulnerable people, priorto joining the Hesley Group.Every new member of staff has a comprehensiveinduction programme and takes part in acontinuous staff development programme toexpand their skills and knowledge.Hesley Group prides itself on its low staff turnoverwhich is lower than the industry national average.A number of staff have achieved long-termservice awards for 10 and 20 years which webelieve promotes consistency of approach andthe development of positive, stable and trustingrelationships between young people, staff, parentsand others.Safeguarding:As providers of care to children and young peoplewith disabilities we have a duty to ensure that oursafeguarding processes are robust, comprehensiveand transparent. This includes ensuring people arelistened to and concerns acted upon, that our staffteams are trained and competent in supportingpeople and that our management and reportingsystems meet the standards required by law. Allsafeguarding approaches are kept under review andup to date with current guidance.Young people are supported by a range of staffincluding:• Support Staff (days and nights), Team Leaders,Deputy Care Managers, Care Managers and aRegistered Manager who work together to ensureyoung people receive the care and protection theyneed at all times of day and night• The Head of Education, Class Teachers, SupportAssistants, and Key Workers who ensure thatteaching and learning is effective• The Hotel Services Manager and SchoolAdministrator each lead teams of core andadministrative staff who contribute to the smoothrunning of the schoolSee Appendix 3 for our complete Staffing Structureand list of Educational Staff with their qualifications.Advocacy:The school works closely with NYAS (National YouthAdvocacy Service) who are commissioned for half aday a week to work specifically at Wilsic Hall Schoolto support and promote the voice of the youngperson and their rights.Wilsic Hall School works with a range ofspecialists employed by the Hesley Group.These specialists work with staff to tailorsupport for each individual and include:• Consultant Clinical Psychologists• Assistant Psychologists• Consultant Psychiatrists• Speech and Language Therapists• Behaviour Analysts• Occupational Therapists“Staff take pride in going theextra mile with and for ouryoung people”
  • 11. HesleyGroup|11HealthIn addition to our specialist multi-disciplinaryteam, our school also has access to the followingprofessional services:• General Practitioner• Education Consultant• Consultant Paediatrician• Dentist• Chiropodist• OpticianEach young person has a medicalassessment soon after admission, followedby annual check-ups. All young peopleare registered with the local GP and haveaccess to all usual health services in thisway. Epilepsy, for example, is well providedfor and additional support for any youngperson will be arranged if required. Specificdietary requirements are catered for.Healthy EatingYoung people return home for their mealsand are encouraged to learn how toprepare healthy and nutritious menus.Our aim is that each young personis as healthy as possible.
  • 12. HesleyGroup|12Out of SchoolKeeping in TouchIt is very important that the relationship betweenstaff and families is a strong, positive and mutuallyrespectful one; and this is something we arecommited to fostering. Friends and family arewelcome to visit the school at any time.Key Workers are central in keeping parents updatedon their child’s progress by phone, mail, Skype andemail. Families are invited to the many events heldby the school, as well as within the wider HesleyGroup.Wilsic Hall School has an Activity Programme Co-ordinator who liaises closely with Care Managersto develop activities at evenings, weekends andduring school holidays. Students have access toa wide and varied range of clubs, activities andoutings to choose from.Throughout the year both structured andinformal activities are available including visitsto the swimming pool, bowling alley and localwalks. There is a range of clubs available, whichhave included, based on the interests of theyoung people, ICT, Cinema, Art, Scouts, Zumba,Aromatherapy, Baking, Sensory, Music, Aerobicsand Youth Club. Students can also take part in theYouth Achievement Award which is similar to theDuke of Edinburgh Award.At weekends and during the school holidays thereis a programme of exciting trips that are enjoyedby both the young people and staff. For example,recent trips include visits to the coast, walkingin the Peak District and fun at Alton Towers andFlamingo Land.Outside the formal curriculum day, we providemulti-tiered activities. Each young person has anindividual activity programme and communityaccess plan. This includes a range of onsite NightSchools, an extensive range of supporting clubsand activities, a diverse offsite programme andthemed holiday programmes during the schoolbreak. Residential trips to activity centres such asCenter Parcs are arranged at an additional cost.Each young person has a Life Book which, withsupport from their Key Worker, celebrates andpictorially charts their experiences, events andactivities from admission to the point at whichthey leave.
  • 13. HesleyGroup|13Therapeutic SupportA diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder orlearning disability does not predict the complexneeds and associated behaviours of any individualyoung person. Our therapeutic environmentcan provide an opportunity for young people togradually get to better understand themselvesand their needs, wishes, behaviours, strengths andchallenges.It is this environment, together with themultidisciplinary support we provide, that canmake Wilsic Hall School a suitable educationaland residential placement for young people, whoon a day-to-day basis have to deal with their owncomplex needs in the context of a world that can,at times, be very challenging for them.All staff attend training in relation to HELP(Hesley Enhancing Lives Programme), a behavioursupport approach based on TCI (TherapeuticCrisis Intervention), which is BILD (British Instituteof Learning Disabilities) accredited. TCI is aninternationally recognised, crisis prevention andmanagement system that reduces the need to relyon high-risk interventions. TCI recognises that it is theactions and reactions of those around young peoplethat strongly shape and influence their behaviour, aswell as their social and emotional development. Itsemphasis is on empathy and proactive support, whilephysical interventions are very much considered alast resort.The care and well-being of the young people wesupport are paramount and everything we do isaround seeking to ensure that each young person’sbest interests are met.In order to keep young people safe there are timeswhen the use of physical interventions may beneeded. This would be as a last resort to supportyoung people in crisis, in order to reduce bothstress and risk. To do this we follow BILD guidance.The Hesley Group have BILD accreditation for bothchildren’s and adult services.Our approach encompasses physical interventionscontained within Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)strategies and those from PROACT-SCIP (r) UK.Any potential physical interventions are fullydiscussed with the young person, in respect of whomthey are proposed and/ or their family and otherappropriate representatives, as far as possible, priorto their application, which will continue to remain asinfrequent as is possible; and which will continue tobe reviewed, with the ongoing aim of reducing andstopping their use, as soon as this can safely be done..ReviewsEach young person has a series of support plansthat are based around their personal needs andaspirations. These are monitored on an ongoingbasis to identify any changes that may need to bemade to education or support packages.The initial placement review (also known as a LAC/Looked After Children review) takes place betweenthe first week and the first month of the placement.The first full review takes place within four monthsof admission to confirm that the placementis suitable and to set future education/careobjectives. After the initial review there will be sixmonthly and annual reviews.The Annual Review of the Statement of EducationalNeeds will usually be held at the same time as oneof the LAC reviews.The young people, parents, staff, external agencies(eg local authorities) and professionals are allinvited to reviews and they will consider progress,aspirations, achievement, education, any changes incircumstances, educational/care objectives and anyspecial requests. Difficulties are also addressed andthere is an opportunity for full discussion at thesereviews.The Hesley Group involves young people, theirfamilies and appropriate others in devising apathway plan which will help inform their transitioninto adult life. This planning occurs from fourteenyears of age and considerable attention is given togetting transition right.Both of these approaches can be explored further viathe BILD website – www.bild.org.uk – in the section:Physical Intervention Accreditation.Where additional measures of physical interventiondo become necessary, our procedures are clear, fallwithin Government guidelines, are agreed betweenparents and local authorities as permissible in certaincircumstances to make dangerous situations safe,and are always documented.
  • 14. HesleyGroup|14Moving toWilsic Hall SchoolThis brochure contains basic information aboutWilsic Hall School. You are more than welcometo visit the school to find out more and ask anyquestions. Further information is available in theschools Statement of Purpose (see foot of page 3).Referrals for placements are accepted fromthe placing authority that will be funding theplacement. The placing authority will be requestedto send through relevant information which will bereviewed to ensure that Wilsic Hall School may bein a position to positively address the needs of thereferred young person.All young people admitted to Wilsic Hall Schoolmust have a Statement of Special EducationalNeeds and are assessed in person prior toadmission, to ascertain whether these needs canbe met by the school. This assessment is calleda Pre-admission Assessment and is carried outby the assessment team from Wilsic Hall Schooland can include staff members from the Clinical,Care Management and Education teams. They willarrange to meet the young person and as manypeople involved in their care and education aspossible to assess their needs. This is the start of thechild-centred planning process that ensures eachyoung person is treated as an individual.In emergency situations we aim to be flexible andresponsive and will tailor our admission process toreflect the needs of each young person.If it is felt that Wilsic Hall School is the best optionfor the young person, the placing authority willbe informed and a contract written. The HesleyGroup uses the National Schools Contract (NASS)for placements at Wilsic Hall School. Information onwhat is/is not provided within our standard fee isissued with the contract (see attached Appendix 2).The transition process will be managed by a seniormanager at the school who will work with theyoung person, family and the placing authority, toensure the move to a new school is planned andmanaged to ensure that the best interests of theyoung person are properly met.Young people after 18 years of age, live in thechildren’s home while completing education in linewith their Special Educational Needs Statement.A full risk assessment and evaluation of their dailyroutine is undertaken to ensure their residence inthe children’s home has no adverse effect on thechildren and young people under the age of 18also living there.After 18 years of age, the placements becometransitional placements, whereby increased linksare made with the appropriate adult service,while the young person continues in their last yearof education. Every effort is made through theEducation and Looked After Children reviews tofind an adult placement before the young personleaves school. On a limited number of occasions,the young person stays within the children’s homeafter 19 years of age until an appropriate adultplacement is found.We want young people to be ashappy as possible from their veryfirst day at Wilsic Hall School. Wealso take planning for the future,after school, very seriously.
  • 15. HesleyGroup|15Quality Assurance & PolicyThe Hesley Group has a Quality Team that develops policyand best practice and initiatives and assesses how wellwe are doing in meeting our objectives and complyingwith national standards, including the management ofhealth and safety and keeping people safe. The teamconsults with people using the service and their families/representatives.The Quality Governance Committee oversees all Hesley Groupservices and has an independent Chair and two independentpersons to advise and take an impartial view on the progressand achievement of our services. They hold the seniormanagement of the organisation to account.There is a large range of supportive documents availablerelating to all aspects of the provision at Fullerton HouseSchool. Summaries of key policies are available on our website.Should you require a hard copy of any of the following policies,please feel free to contact the school:• Safeguarding Children• Individual Risk Assessments• Effective Behaviour Support• Care and Health Support• Disability Equality Duty• Health and Safety• Preventing and Tackling Bullying• School Curriculum• Activities and Visits• Single Equality Scheme• Use of Physical Interventions• Exclusion of Students• Sex and Relationship Education• Compliments and ComplaintsA total of 7 formal complaints were received during theprevious school year, all of which were successfully closed.The Hesley Group has a formal procedure for complaints inaccordance with the Education Act (2002). A copy of thisand our complaints form is available from the school.
  • 16. DoncasterBarnsleyRotherhamSheffieldM1M18M1M1M18A1(M)A1London 1.40 hrBirmingham 1–2 hrsLiverpool2.45–3 hrsEdinburgh 3–4 hrsManchester 1.20 hr32353637 A635A6023A63038A1(M)A631A631A614Wilsic HallSchoolHesley GroupHesley HallTickhillDoncasterDN11 9HHGeneral enquiries: 01302 866906www.hesleygroup.co.ukWilsic Hall SchoolWadworthDoncasterSouth YorkshireDN11 9AGHead: Mr Geoff TurnerTel: 01302 856382Referral enquiries: 0800 0556789Fax: 01302 853608Email: enquiries@hesleygroup.co.ukWebsite: www.wilsichallschool.co.ukBy RoadLeave the A1(M) at the junctionwith the A630 and take theA630 towards Doncaster.At the fifth set of traffic lightsturn right onto the A60 toTickhill. Drive through theoutskirts of Doncaster intoWadworth. As you are leavingWadworth turn right ontothe B6094 to Edlington/Conisbrough. At the second90-degree bend (to the right)go straight onto Wilsic Road.Wilsic Hall School will be200 metres on your right.By RailDoncaster is on the main eastcoast rail line with a frequentservice to London that takesonly 1hour 40 minutes. Taxisare readily available for onwardjourneys from the station.London 1.40 hourEdinburgh 3–4 hoursBirmingham 1–2 HoursLiverpool 2.45–3 hoursManchester 1.20 hourLocation/DirectionsThe Hesley Group has Investor In People (IIP)accreditation which recognises the significantemphasis the Group places on the quality of itsstaffing and the associated management processes. 13 December 2012
  • 17. Appendix 1Terms and Student Holiday Schedule 2012/201352 week placementsMain/Mid Term Last School Day First School Day SchoolDaysClassroomClosure DaysAutumn 2012 Tuesday21 August 20124901(20 August 2012)Half Term Friday26 October 2012Tuesday06 November 20123406Christmas Friday21 December 2012Tuesday08 January 20132911Half Term 2013 Friday15 February 2013Tuesday26 February 20132406Easter Friday29 March 2013Tuesday16 April 20132911Spring Bank Friday24 May 2013Monday10 June 20133510End of Term Friday26 July 2013 15Total200Total60(including 5 stafftraining days)Autumn Term 2013 Holiday year begins Monday 19thAugustClassrooms re-open Tuesday 20thAugustNote that in 2013 Bank Holiday Monday will fall on TBATraining days for staff will be held on:Monday 20 August 2012Monday 05 November 2012Monday 07 January 2013Monday 25 February 2013Monday 15 April 2013
  • 18. Appendix 1Terms and Student Holiday Schedule 2012/201338 week placementsMain/Mid Term Last School Day First School Day School DaysAutumn 2012 Tuesday28 August 201239Half Term Friday26 October 2012Tuesday06 November 201234Christmas Friday21 December 2012Tuesday08 January 201329Half Term 2013 Friday15 February 2013Tuesday26 February 201329Easter Friday29 March 2013Tuesday16 April 201329Spring Bank Friday24 May 2013Monday10 June 201330End of Term Friday19 July 2013Total190The 5 training days for staff will be held on:Monday 20 August 2012Monday 05 November 2012Monday 07 January 2013Monday 25 February 2013Monday 15 April 2013
  • 19. Appendix 2Standard Fee InformationPart 1 What is provided within the Standard Fees1 Suitable qualified and/or competent staff in sufficient numbers to provide our ‘base-line’service2 Waking staff throughout the night, on normal staffing ratios, not individual support3 The services of a GP, dentist and optician4 Access to other professionals subject to student need and availability of professionals,including:Clinical PsychologistMusic SessionsSchool NursePaediatricianPsychiatristSpeech and Language Therapist5 The resources normally required to support individual programmes6 Accommodation in a single room7 On and off-site activities (except where specifically arranged for a student whoseparents, placing authority or the student meet the cost)8 Three meals per day, plus supper9 A personal clothing and footwear allowance of £300 per student per annum. (Reviewedannually)10 Laundering of clothingPart 2 What is not provided within the Standard Fees(which placing authorities and parents most frequently ask about)1 Annual holiday for students2 Transport between home and school for students or members of their family3 Overnight accommodation for parents who are visiting4 Pocket money5 Special dietary requirements, where extra costs are in excess of £260 pa (based on £5per week)
  • 20. Appendix 3 - Wilsic Hall School Staff StructureSeptember 2012HeadCare ServicesManagerCare ManagerOrchid LaneCare ManagerArchesClose/StableAssistantHeadSchoolAdministratorHotel ServicesManagerSecretary DomesticSupervisorGroundsman PropertyCaretakerDomesticAssistantsAssistantPropertyCaretakersCare ManagerArches FlatsAssistantSecretaryActivityProgrammeCo-ordinatorTeachers/LecturerTeaching[Support]AssistantsNightManagerNights SNightManagerNights LHome SupportCooksDeputy CareManagerDeputy CareManagerDeputy CareManagerTeam LeadersTeam LeadersTeam LeadersSupportWorkersSupportWorkersSupportWorkersNight TeamLeadersNightSupportWorkersNight TeamLeadersNightSupportWorkers
  • 21. Appendix 3 – Wilsic Hall School Educational Staff DetailsDetails of Teachers/FE TutorsName(first name, surname)Title F/T orP/TPrim orsec trainedAcademic and professional Qualifications Job Title and Assigned Responsibilities1 David Bottomley Mr P/T Primary B.ED., Ad Dip Sp.Ed. Teacher2 Richard Curtis Mr F/T Primary BSc Civil EngineeringP.G.C.E Teaching.Teacher3 Jeffrey Dinsdale Mr F/T Primary B.A (Hons)P.G.C.EAssistant Head4 Susan Kerr Ms P/T Secondary Teaching Certificate B Ed Hons. Teacher5 Karren Scorer Mrs F/T ICT NVQ Level 1, NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant,Advanced Certificate in Education.Lecturer6 David Senior Mr F/T Secondary PGCE Secondary MathsB Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering.Teacher7 Caroline Tills Miss F/T Primary BA Hons Primary Education with QTS. Teacher
  • 22. Details of Classroom Support StaffName (first name,surname)Title Relevant qualifications Hoursper weekJob title Assigned responsibilitiesLesley Carroll Mrs BTEC Childhood StudiesPlay worker Certificate.37 Teaching Support Asst To provide support for the students, teacher and curriculum inthe learning environmentSusan Hall Mrs NVQ 1 ICT, NVQ Level 3 TeachingAssistant.37 Teaching Asst To provide support for the students, teacher and curriculum inthe learning environmentBrenda Hodge Mrs HLTA StatusLevel 2 Adult Numeracy37 Teaching Asst To provide support for the students, teacher and curriculum inthe learning environmentSusan Rose Ms ICT NVQ Level 1NVQ 3 Teaching Assistant.37 Teaching Asst To provide support for the students, teacher and curriculum inthe learning environmentChristine Sharp Ms VTCT MassageNVQ3T/A diploma.AromatherapyCLAIT RSA 1&2 Typing37 Teaching Asst To provide support for the students, teacher and curriculum inthe learning environmentAlison Walker Mrs HSC NVQ Level 3 Award 37 Teaching Support Asst To provide support for the students, teacher and curriculum inthe learning environment
  • 23. Appendix 4Wilsic Hall School AwardsASDAN AWARDS 2011-2012Subject Qualification No of awards gained Credit ValueActivities Award 11 330TOTAL ASDAN awards TOTAL ASDAN credits11 330ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, which offers incremental andprogressive programmes and qualifications that support the development of skills for learning, skills foremployment and skills for life; which can be tailored to the individual needs of the young people who live andlearn at Wilsic Hall School.Asdan Personal Progress Awards 2011-2012Qualification No of awards gainedEntry Level 1 Diploma 1Entry Level 1 Certificate 4Entry Level 1 Award 0WINSTRADA AWARDS 2011-2012Winstrada provides development and award programmes for Rebound Therapy and all levels of gymnastics andtrampolining; including for people with special needs.Subject Level No of awards gainedGymnastics 1 2Gymnastics 2 6Gymnastics 3 9Gymnastics 4 6Gymnastics 5 1Rebound Therapy 1 2Rebound Therapy 2 5TOTAL Awards31British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards 2011-2012The British Gymnastics trampoline Proficiency Award Scheme has been designed to provide a nationwidepersonal incentive scheme for all student trampolinists and to encourage natural ability and a sense ofachievement. The schemes are all progressive in structure and awards are based on accomplishment of specificroutines and moves designed to improve skills and ability. The Awards are in recognition of the hard work andeffort, as well as the commitment and dedication required to achieve these skills. These schemes are ideal formeeting National Curriculum requirements.Subject Level No of awards gainedGymnastics 1 6Gymnastics 2 4Gymnastics 3 6Gymnastics 4 3Gymnastics 5 3Gymnastics 6 1Total 23Additional Information: 70 Awards (outside accreditation) have been achieved this year. Our students are currentlyworking on Outside accreditation within Wilsic Hall School. There are 28 awards our students are working on; these aredue to be completed within the next 3 months.