Promoting educational achievement
One of the fundamental principles underpinning Headway’s Educational Policy is a belief in the value of education and its empowering nature regardless of class, creed or culture. We work closely with Local Authority education departments and case holders to promote and support the education of young people throughout their stay with us.
All of our homes have valuable links with a variety of education providers within their respective Local Authorities. We always ensure upon referring a young person to a provision that it will meet individual needs such as:
- The Special Educational Needs of each pupil
- The National Curriculum
- The Curriculum of the School they may progress to
- Effective links with mainstream education
- Social skills training and the modification of behaviour
- A caring supportive environment
- An appreciation of how the emotional and behavioural difficulties of young people may affect the way in which they use educational resources.
The wellbeing needs for our young people are paramount, and we strive to ensure that they are met, and receive guidance and advice on how to lead a healthy, happy lifestyle.
With therapy underpinning training and Behaviour Support Plans, our Headway homes are able to implement a consistent and therapeutic approach to working with young people. The evidence of this is the progress that each young person makes during their stay, leading to positive outcomes for their future.
Upon placement, young people will receive an initial clinical assessment which will be used to inform the Behaviour Support Plan and guide the working practice, focusing on a holistic approach to the care provided.
The primary health needs of each young person are supported by the registering of each child with the local General Practitioner (GP), Dentist and Ophthalmologist within the community. Additional referrals to add on services can be made via these links on an individual basis if required.
Young People's Views
We are committed to giving all young people the opportunity to be listened to and express their wishes, feelings and needs, and use an open person centred approach in all of our homes. We achieve this by promoting an ethos of open communication, holding regular house and one to one meetings.