This can be anything from a few weeks to longer. In most cases, the time consuming part of the process is getting the funding for the placement from the Local Authority as authorities need to ensure the school can meet the needs of the child.
All our pupils’ fees are paid by the Local Authority in which the pupils’ parents/guardians reside. Parents need to make contact with their Local Authority in the first instance with regards to funding. All of our pupils have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
We offer a slimmed down version of the National Curriculum, including English, Maths, Science and Computing. A lot of time is spent meeting the child’s individual needs through an enrichment curriculum or through therapies. We offer entry pathway courses and GCSE courses which can be taken when the pupil is ready. The school links with outside providers at 6th Form so our learners are able to continue their studies or pursue a more bespoke learning course such as a vocational qualification.
The main priority is to contact the school immediately. The class teacher is usually the first point of contact in order to get an explanation or clarification. If necessary a formal complaints procedure can be followed – the Complaints Policy is published on the school website
The school is proud of our work in encouraging high standards for pupil’s behaviour and positive attitudes to learning. Emphasis on social learning and development are key and the school operates a structured behaviour management system. There are many opportunities for praise and rewards and pupil achievement is recognised daily within the classroom. The school has a behaviour policy and a tackling bullying policy that outline our procedures. We offer and support pupils through mediation and our psychotherapist and Wellbeing team are available to offer support and counselling to any pupils who are experiencing difficulties.
There is no uniform required for Philpots Manor School but we do ask parents to provide students with their own PE kit consisting of: long/short sleeved jersey top, jumper/hoodie, long trousers, trainers, pair of socks, and hairband for long hair. As a lot of lessons take place outside, we also ask that you provide wellington boots and wet weather coats.