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).
Children in Alternative Provision need these opportunities more than others as they have already been let down, many on more than one occasion and by more than one organisation.
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 are finding mainstream education difficult. Young people develop at different times depending on the environment and their experiences. Eaglewood school prides itself on recognising young people’s emotions. Using detailed assessment packages and specific targeted work, 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.
Working with a child’s home school, Eaglewood School offers both full and part-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 Aspiration captures the school philosophy to help students find balance and a foundation to independence and success.
Mr Nigel Himmel Head Teacher