The Upper school is situated in the main part of the school and consists of four care areas. Attached to the Upper school but set in their own grounds to the rear of the school are two independent houses.
The Upper school generally caters for boys who are in years 9, 10, 11 or 12. At present there are eight members of the care team working in the Upper school, with some of those staff having direct responsibility for the day to day running of their own care area.
All the boys except those boys living in the independent houses have their meals freshly prepared for them in the main kitchen and they then eat those meals in the dining room. The menus are varied and the kitchen can cater for specific dietary needs be them on health or religious grounds. The kitchen also supplies a vegetarian option at all meals where appropriate.
There is a laundry where the boys can have their personal items of clothing washed and their bedding is laundered on a regular basis.
HEALTH CARE AND WELFARE
Promoting the Health and Welfare of our young people is a key principle, and we encourage young people to access many support systems. In doing this we are enduring that their care, health, welfare and safety are always maintained to a high standard. Young people are encouraged to share their joys and successes, concerns and grievances and are given the means and opportunity to do this as and when they feel they need to.
Young people are allocated a keyworker who acts as their advocate. The keyworker will offer individual support and guidance and will write reports and records of progress in a variety of areas. The keyworker will work closely with parents/carers and other professionals to access the maximum benefits of multi-agency working.
“The Care Team have a wealth of experience between them. Their commitment to the residential pupils is strong and they recognise the pupils needs benefit from consistency and routines” OFSTED 2013.