We also have a limited number of places on our KS4 GCSE ‘Day School’ programme; for children who are not currently inpatients at the hospital but who would benefit from attending the school on a full or part-time, daily basis. Pupils join the programme in Year 10 or Year 11 (or is exceptional cases Year 12).
Pupils can access a good range of GCSEs - sometimes up to 8 or 9 and we have been very pleased with the results over the last 4 years.
Admissions are subject to the referrer signing an agreed SLA and managed through our published policy under the 'About Us' section.
We run a 'Challenge Model' in the Day School as a way of securing positive change for young people who have quite significant medical or mental health challenges. Details of our approach are attached below along with an example timetable.
"I wanted to pass across my personal thanks to you and your incredible team for the work they have done with .......... and ......... Both boys have excelled from their starting point with you and it has been very rewarding from my personal perspective to see positive outcomes for two very complex young men." CAMDEN VIRTUAL SCHOOL
The school runs termly Progress Review Meetings for all Day School pupils and they are encouraged to develop their own online ‘wiki’ site (see here) which is a way of placing themselves and their needs at the centre of their own education, health and care planning.
We believe learners should be actively involved in their own education. Pupils are encouraged to contribute to whole-school life; their views of their school experience are sought regularly and there is a student student voice, with a leader appointed on a termly basis. Giving pupils a voice and motivating them to take decisions about how they manage their learning; through guidance and increased choices, will enable them to take more responsibility for their own education as well as teach them to think independently. All day pupils have regular one-to-one meetings with their Personal Tutor to discuss their targets and achievements.