About The Eaglewood School
“OFSTED says in July 2019 “Pupils make strong progress during their time at the school and most are able to successfully return to mainstream schools. Many pupils achieve significant improvements in a relatively short period. The carefully crafted culture of the school and its curriculum enable many pupils to make strong progress in their social and emotional development” (July 2019).
Eaglewood School is a unique educational provision, providing a safe and supportive environment for young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. We are a school for young people who find mainstream education difficult. We understand that young people develop at different times depending on the environment and their experiences. Eaglewood school prides itself on recognising the barriers to education of our young people. Using detailed assessment packages, specific targeted work, coaching and self reflection, we challenge and teach young people how to manage their emotions whilst maintaining academic progress. Issues can include inadequate social skills, self-awareness, motivation, self-regulation or empathy or any combination of these. This work helps young people develop socially and emotionally to unlock their personal barriers to learning as well as life itself.
The balanced student able to cope with school and with life comes from a combination of their emotional quotient (EQ) and intelligence quotient (IQ). Some students may need more EQ help than curriculum subjects. Our staff recognise that a student’s stage rather than their age is what matters. We create opportunities for students to be challenged emotionally to understand and develop in a caring and professional environment. Eaglewood School can be a change catalyst for young people who struggle to manage day to day.
”One parent, when describing the positive impact of the school’s work on their child and family, said, ‘They have changed all our lives.’” Ofsted report July 2019
Working with a child’s home school, Eaglewood School offers full time education placements through which children are supported to develop self-awareness to help them feel balanced and for them to flourish when they ultimately return to their home school setting. We can also work in partnership with the home school to assist in ECHP applications if a more specialist setting is deemed to be more suitable for the student.
The school mission statement of Raising Aspirations and Changing Lives captures the school philosophy of helping students find a balance of academic achievement and emotional preparation resulting in independence and success.
Mr Nigel Himmel, Head Teacher
In conjunction with Barnardos and Hampshire Family Services we regularly run parenting courses, please contact our reception for further details.