Questions and Answers

We are a small friendly learning community that offers a calm stress free, safe learning environment, free from bullying and the daily pressures of a large school.

Heroes has strong links with BCA College and can help intergrate students into the college.

Heroes Berkshire, Bartletts Lane,(off the Ascot Road A330)  Holyport SL6 2JD

Please note Bartletts Lane has two ends and we are in the middle.Entrance to the farm is only by the Ascot Road. You cannot access the farm from Moneyrow Green.

No Parking in Bartletts Lane or Holyport Memorial Hall as these are private.

01628 783107

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 
What subjects are on offer
 
Many subjects arises naturally as the young people get involved in practical and meaningful activities on the farm. Literacy, Numeracy, Science. We involve all our students in healthy discussions on a variety of subjects and use art and play therapy as a medium for communication.
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How are we funded?
We receive our income direct from Parents, Schools, County Councils, Pupil Access, Social Services and also small amounts from other trusts and grants which are available for young people. We also run our own fund raising programmes, and raise funds through our Animal Ranger Programmes.
 
What policies do you have in place
We have a whole range of policies, child protection, anti bullying, health and safety, safe recruitment procedures.  All of our staff are fully qualified, and receive on-going training, all are DBS checked.
 
Are we insured?

Yes we are adequately insured and if you would like to see copies of our insurances policies please do not hesitate to ask.

Why are we different to other providers?

We are very different to other education providers as we work with young people on an individual basis to help them to produce their own individual learning plan which encourages them to take responsibilty for their own learning. They learn through animals and working on the farm and getting involved in meaningful projects.
 
All our young people come from very different learning environments.
 
We believe that learning should be fun, not target driven and that once young people are involved in planning their own future, attendance improves, confidence grows and the young person leaves us ready to take on the world.
 

What qualifications can young people achieve?

Qualifications include –  OCN Qualifications, Leadership, NFER Animal Care Qualifications,  , First Aid at work.
 
 
Who funds the places?

A place  may be funded by your school, parents, local education authority, social services, or under special circumstances if available, our bursary fund..

Suitable for young people of all ages and abilities