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Parents Residential Handbook

Residential Care Staff 

Head of Care: Mr P. Hogg

Deputy Head of care: Mr M.Millington

Senior Residential Support Worker: Mr A.Teague

R.S.W. Team:

Miss H.Bree

Mr K. Hanks

Mr P. Talbot

Mr T. Price

Miss H.Murphy

 

Introduction

Loxley Hall offers a flexible programme of boarding based on the individual needs of pupils; Residential 1 non boarding or Residential 2 overnight boarding. This is Monday to Thursday and Thursday is residential 1 stays only.

Placements are for a maximum 2 evenings per week and reviewed after 6 months.

The residential accommodation is situated in 3 converted staff houses away from the main school building but within the grounds. We currently have 10 beds.

On admission the young person will be introduced to a member of the Care Staff, who will be their 'Keyworker'. He/she will be there for support and guidance. The Keyworker will liaise with home.

Contact numbers for the Residential Unit can be found at the back of the booklet.

 

A Day in Residence

3pm the residents are collected from school and brought over to the residential houses.

4pm tea time.

4.30pm - 5pm plan and decide evening activity.

8pm shower and bath time.

8.30pm supper time.

8.30pm - 9.30pm free time.

9.30pm settling time.

 

The following morning for residential 2 residents:

7.45 - 9.00 am Breakfast and prepare for the school day.

9.00 - 3.00 pm School Day.

 

Free time is generally spent in the house group. The young person can spend their time 'chilling out' in front of the TV or they could play/ work on computers, play on the Xbox 360,Nintendo WII or computer tablet or even play a board game. They may simply wish to sit quietly and listen to music or read their favourite book or comic.

 

Evening Activities

These activities are organised and supervised by the RSW staff. Some will be individual activities, whilst others are group activities.

Activities may be school-based or out in the community. The vast range of activities varies throughout the school year.

 

A small sample of activities includes:

  • Football
  • Local Leisure Centres
  • Cricket
  • Roller world
  • Pool
  • Snooker
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Weights Gym
  • Local Professional Football
  • Fishing
  • Lazerquest
  • Bowling
  • Mountain biking
  • Skate park for the residential BMX’S and Scooters.
  • Ice skating
  • Tobogganing
  • Cooking
  • Golf driving range
  • Bike/scooter maintenance
  • Indoor climbing
  • Bushcraft
  • Warhammer

 

Guidance for pupils

BULLYING - 'Bullying may be defined as behaviour by one or more people which produces damaging or hurtful effects, physically or emotionally, to any individual.' All bullying is unacceptable and any incidents will be dealt with by staff immediately.

ABSCONDING - Young People put themselves at risk when leaving the School without permission. Our remote location and the nearness of the main A518 with high speed traffic can be a major hazard. Parent / carers will be contacted if issues arise.

JEWELLERY- Jewellery is acceptable within the residential setting. This can be locked up during the School day in the young person's own lockable storage within the House.

ROOM SEARCHES - In the unlikely event of the need to search a bedroom for reasons of safety or missing items, if at all possible the young person will be present during the search, along with two members of staff, one being a senior member of staff.

MOBILE PHONES - Mobile phones are acceptable from 3.00pm until bedtime. Camera phones are acceptable but if these are misused then it may be required that these be left at home in the future.

SECURITY- At night the school is alarmed and in addition to this the Residential entry/exit routes are also alarmed. This system is set by the 2 staff on sleeping in duty each evening.

 

What the young person will require when they stay:

  • School Uniform.
  • Casual Clothing.
  • Toiletries – toothbrush, shower gel and shampoo. (Residential 2 residents only)

 

Residential Activity Contribution is £1-50 per night.

 

For personal belongings, the youngsters are provided with small, lockable storage. This could be used for personal items such as mobile phones, CD's and video games.

 

If you need any further information or have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at school

 

Compliments and Complaints

Feedback is always welcomed so that we can continue to meet individual needs of the Young Person and continue to offer positive experiences for all. If you feel unhappy about anything to do with residence, then you are encouraged to talk to staff about your concerns. If you are still unhappy, then you can speak to senior staff who will always be available to speak with you, record your concerns and help you sort it out.

At the bottom of this page there is a list of useful contact numbers for outside agencies.

Situated in the unit is a complaints or compliments book for you to fill in at any time.

With this booklet you should receive a Compliments and Complaints Form. Please feel free to contact school for further copies.

 

Useful Contact Numbers

Childine - 0800 1111

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

RSW Office - 01889 723050

Residential Mobile - 07518 604310

Rights 4 Me - 0800 5280731 Contact by letter - Rights 4 Me, Office of the Children's Rights Director, OFSTED, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6SE