Provision at Sherwood Education Centre and Outreach

The Pathway of Provision

HHELC OUTREACH enables students to transition between different pathways so academic and personal progress can be maintained. HHELC works closely with home schools regarding transition across the pathways when appropriate. 

Pathway One. 

Teaching generally based in the student’s home.

Pathway One is available for students from KS1 and above, with a medical need who are too poorly to attend their own school. The length of a student’s time receiving teaching at home is dependent on their individual needs. Teachers tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of student in consultation with the Home School.

Students are allocated a Link Teacher. The student may be taught by other teachers, depending on subject specialisms. The Link Teacher has responsibility for progress and communication with parents and school. Teaching is for five hours per week, at times arranged by the Link Teacher. If appropriate sessions may take place outside of the student’s home in approved venues such as libraries or at our Sherwood base. Teams may be used if appropriate and students may be taught in small groups. 

Pathway Two.

The provision at the Sherwood Learning Centre is designed so that secondary students can work in a supportive and secure learning environment, taught by a range of qualified teachers. The Lead Teacher of the Sherwood Base works with the Link Teacher to ensure continuity of provision.

The base can accommodate a maximum of fifteen students and is open for full time education Monday to Friday 9.30am- 3.00pm.  

The core curriculum is delivered by subject specialists from across the three HHELC sites. Students follow individual programmes of work in line with their level of ability and personal circumstances. Arrangements can be made for students to sit GCSE exams at the Sherwood Education Base. The aim is to achieve maximum accreditation for learners. 

Emphasis is placed on raising self-esteem, self-confidence, social interaction as well as preparation for life. Careers Education is also provided including the development of employability characteristics. Young people are encouraged to take part in a range of activities within the community. 

Pathway Three.

The Link Teacher and Transition TA work with the student’s home school on a transition package.

Student’s progress and attendance are monitored and reviewed regularly by the Link Teacher.If it is felt that reintegration back to mainstream or an alternative provision should be considered, a robust support package led by the Transition TA will be put in place.