Welcome to the Vale of Evesham School. We are all very proud of our School and its members and I hope that the information contained in these web pages will help you to have a clearer picture of what we are all about.
All of the staff and governors of the School aim to provide an education that is both broadly based and enriching and, at the same time, tailored to meet the individual needs of each pupil. We offer a caring, happy and positive atmosphere in which all our members may fulfil their potential and grow in self-confidence and have respect for the people and environment around them.
We firmly believe that education is a partnership between Home and School and, to that end, we welcome both present and prospective families to visit the School and to meet the staff and pupils.
The residential provision within the school provides high quality accommodation and facilities for 15 youngsters up to the age of 19 years, for four nights each week, during term time. The youngsters are cared for by a team of experienced child carers. The team comprises; Head of Care, Care Officers, Care Assistants as well as three Teachers who have additional responsibility for residential pupils.
For some pupils, in particular those with Autism and Challenging Behaviour the structure of the educational setting carries through into the residential provision ensuring a trans- disciplinary approach. A large team of professionals and carers work together to provide consistency and continuity in meeting educational, social, health and emotional/behavioural needs. They include colleagues from education, care, medical, speech and language, psychology, social services and parents/carers as well as respite providers.
The relationship between the day school and the residential provision is one of entity where all colleagues work to the same structures, systems, philosophy and ethos, thus providing a singular and compatible approach throughout the extended day.
The residential provision has accommodation for 15 children/young people up to the age of 19 years, for four nights, during term time.
The aesthetic appearance of the facility promotes a warm homely environment and children/young people are encouraged to bring their own personal belongings to maintain their own identity and links between school and home.
The children/young people are cared for by a team of experienced child carers. The team comprises: Head of Care, 3 Care Officers, 3 Care Assistants, also 3 Teachers, 1 Care Assistant and 2 Waking Night Supervisors who work on a rota basis, all have responsibilities for residential children.
Admission of Pupils
Pupils are usually admitted to the Day School and the Residential School following statutory referral and assessment procedures involving, amongst others, the Education Psychology Service. The Local Education Authority will always involve parents throughout this process and your opinion will be sought about the most appropriate school for your child. Pupils are offered a place at the School when indicated on their 'Statement of Educational Need'. The boarding school caters for pupils with autism and/or severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
Prospective parents are warmly welcome to visit the School, with or without their youngster. They will be able to see the entire work and range of the School and to meet with the staff and pupils and to have any queries answered. Naturally, it is always helpful to telephone the School Office to make an appointment for such a visit. The School telephone number is 01386 443367.
"When I first came, I was nervous because I didn't know anyone. But now I love coming to School each day." - Carrie aged 15
Discipline/ Behaviour Management
The highest standards of behaviour are expected of all pupils at all times. We believe that pupils are secure and responsive when they know and understand what is expected of them. We encourage acceptable behaviour that is of positive benefit to our community and its members. Tolerance and understanding are encouraged in all relationships and situations and an assertive rather than aggressive approach is expected from all.
'Our Guide to a Caring School' sets out just what we expect and how you and all the members of the School can help us to achieve it.
I do not get beat up at this School - Chris aged 1 0