Barley Lane is a small school situated on the outskirts of Exeter established in 1981. We currently provide education and support for up to 42 boys with emotional and behavioural difficulties from around Devon.
The main aims of the school: -
Allow all pupils to feel safe and secure
Help pupils to succeed in their learning
Prepare pupils for life’s challenges
To work closely with families and carers
The school places particular emphasis on rebuilding self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline and motivation for pupils who are not succeeding in mainstream schools. Through our aims we endeavour to support pupils to overcome previous negative experiences and allow them to succeed. Positive behaviour and achievements are celebrated and rewarded within our behaviour policy; this encourages pupils to continue their successes.
We aim not only to provide pupils with opportunities to build positive and trusting relationships with adults and peers but also to enjoy the experience of successful learning and achievement. The school fulfils its statutory obligation in providing the full National Curriculum at Key stages 2&3, and from September 2006 Key stage 4. To support this we have some very specialist rooms, which provide excellent resources.
We offer opportunities for outdoor education on Friday afternoons; this not only offers new challenges for pupils but also increases self-confidence and co-operation skills. Some of the activities offered are canoeing, wall climbing, kayaking and moorland walks. Additional to this we have the occasional camping trips.