We occupy a large area on the ground floor of the school within the Aspire Centre. We have a substantial group work facility in the main body of the unit. We have computer facilities for student use in this main area and an interactive whiteboard. There are also 5 one to one rooms within this facility. We have a life skills room which contains a fitted kitchen, including a dining area and soft seating area. We also have a therapeutic (THINC ROOM) support room and a small office which is also used for one to one work with vulnerable students when necessary. Our facility is more than adequate to house a number of students with differing needs at any one time.
At the present time we are supporting all year groups either on a one to one basis or in a group work setting. Year 11 students are offered support in collaboration with the Aspiration centre provision. Lower school students in Year 7 are offered Pyramid group work sessions to promote relationship building and confidence. Year 7 and Year 8 students are also offered circle time and resilience group work. Year 8 and Year 9 students are offered group work sessions with a particular focus such as self-management skills, organisation skills and social development. We also offer a programme called five ways to wellbeing (5W2W) which has a healthy lifestyle focus. This has brought successful outcomes for our students.
Over the last 2 years we have delivered the Real Love Rocks programme to students in Year 8 – Year 10. The programme was created by Barnardo’s and this material is designed to educate and highlight the risks relating to sexual exploitation and keeping safe including internet safety. We have recently obtained the Real Love Rocks programme for primary level students which allows us to be inclusive in raising awareness and support our most vulnerable students with complex needs.
Any child irrespective of age is offered academic support if needed. In addition to our planned work we also offer a needs led service for students suffering emotional distress. We encourage agencies to engage with our students and welcome the opportunity to offer a multi agency approach to enhance the level of support that any student may require. We offer after school club facilities to any student in need of academic, social or emotional support
The KASEL team offer training opportunities for internal staff and link with other providers to share good practice. Support for parents is offered by the School Family Link Worker in the form of home visits and/or evening parenting courses. The courses offered by our family worker are extensive and cover a wide reaching area of family needs. The School Family Link worker will also support students in school to create a holistic approach for the whole family.
We believe that every young person deserves to be given the opportunity to reach their full potential and we aim to provide those opportunities in the KASEL centre. Our objective is to explore new initiatives to continually improve and enhance our provision. The KASEL team are committed to maintaining personal and professional development to the highest level so that we can meet our objective. We share the philosophy that some young people find the daily routine and demands of school life difficult, sometimes challenging. If by providing appropriate support we can assist a young person to be successful in accessing their own learning and development then we have achieved our team goal.