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Residential Care

On 28th-30th January 2019, our Residential Provision was inspected under the Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF) and received an overall judgment of ‘Outstanding’.

In addition to our day students, West Heath School can accommodate 29 boarders (Monday to Friday).

We aim to ensure that every young person fulfils their potential; our care and support is student focused and a suitably qualified staff team delivers high quality support in an environment that is stimulating, nurturing and homely; which promotes social, emotional and academic development.

Residential staff work closely with the education and therapeutic staff to ensure a cohesive and consistent approach. Each student is allocated a key worker who will work with the student to identify areas of need in order to design and deliver individual care plans that will support the students achieve their personal goals/objectives.

Students are encouraged to undertake activities as part of a group or individually.  The boarders have access to the school facilities during the evening including the school gym, swimming pool and tennis courts; there is also a purpose built Youth Club which has a pool table, PCs, cinema screen, TV and games consoles.

Off-site activities vary but may include: go-karting, cinema, theatre, clubs/classes (eg scouts, cadets, dance, ceramics etc). We have also hosted “Graffiti” workshops and bush craft workshops on-site. We are really proud of our residential provision and students who are fortunate enough to access it, really enjoy it and progress very well.