At our Whetstone base, we provide personalised education programmes for Key Stage 3 and 4 students who have been permanently excluded from school. We provide the young people with support and guidance to enable them to make the right choices, achieve their potential and look forward to future opportunities. We provide a varied curriculum, offering both vocational and theory based subjects at both Key Stage 3 and 4. Our Key Stage 4 offer includes GCSE's, BTEc options and a variety of other recognised qualifications. All our students are provided with a 1-1 mentor who they meet with weekly. We also work with a variety of external agencies including CAMHS, Drugs and Alcohol Service, The Youth Offending Team and social care. These agencies work with the school along with the child and parent/carer to ensure that the child feels supported whilst they endeavour to reach their full potential in school.
Like Meadway, our aim is to support young people who may have disengaged from education to re-discover their interest in learning. We do this by tailoring each individual’s timetable to suit their needs and interests and offering 1:1 and small group support and mentoring where necessary to build confidence and social skills.
All students study the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and RE and can opt for additional subjects including Art, ICT, Business Studies, DT and PE. For some students a more vocational pathway is required, and the Pavilion works closely with a number of alternative providers to deliver these elements of the curriculum.
The site also offers respite programmes and intervention support for Key Stage 3 and 4 students who are at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream school. There are a range of bespoke programmes that are offered to schools for young people to complete according to the reasons for why they have been referred to us. Our students are sensitive to each other’s needs and support each other to re-engage positively in their education.
Meals for all students in Whetstone are provided in the kitchen area of the Whetstone building.