Questions and Answers
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.
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.
What policies do you have in place
We have a whole range of policies, Safe guarding children, anti bullying, health and safety, safe recruitment procedures. All of our staff receive ongoing in-house training and 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?
In House Leadership qualification, In-house Animal Care, First Aid at work. BHS Pony Stars, AQAAnimal Care Award.
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..