The St Aubyn Centre Therapeutic Education Department believes that all young people should be provided with appropriate education in a safe, stable, containing learning environment. Our students are aged 13 to 18 and academically they range from mild learning difficulties to gifted and talented. They are given opportunities to succeed through the use of highly personalised individual education plans which are linked to the Care Pathway for their mental health problem. We see engagement with education in the widest sense as fundamental to recovery. The Therapeutic Education Department works closely with the nurses, doctors and therapists at the centre and with a wide range of professionals in the community.
Essex County Council is the local authority responsible for the Education Department.
The Head of Education provides inspirational leadership which is both insightful and uncompromising in its aspiration to elicit the absolute best out of staff and students.Ofsted
The St Aubyn Centre Therapeutic Education Department has a fully delegated budget and has a Management Committee. Members of the committee make regular visits to the centre and provide challenge and support for the work of the department.
Management Committee Membership
|Sarah Dignasse||Chair, Local Authority Representative|
|Steph Yates||Head of Education|
|Jessica Bradley-Witherick||Community member, Safeguarding/LAC|
|Jim English||Staff representative|
|Linda Exley||Community member, Finance & Curriculum|
|Angela Jennings||Community member, Finance|
|Dr Rana Moharam||Community member|
|Jim Waterhouse||Vice Chair, Health & Safety|
If you need to speak to Chair of the Management Committee, please contact the School Business Manager on 01206 334685
Members of the management committee are actively engaged in the unit’s work. They provide a very well balanced combination of encouraging support and challenge to leaders to make the unit even better.Ofsted
Charging and Remissions Policy – not applicable
Exclusions Policy – not applicable
Please contact the Admin Office on 01206 334685 if you require paper copies of policies.
|Steph Yates||Head of Education, Designated Safeguarding Lead|
|Sharon Riley||School Business Manager & Exams Officer|
|Julie Barton||Key Teacher|
|Jon Belshaw||Key Teacher, SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Deputy|
|Sarah Butler||Lead Teacher – Science|
|Laura Collins||Key Teacher|
|Jim English||Lead Teacher – English|
|Nikki Gadsby||Careers and Engagement Mentor|
|Dan Garthwaite||Learning Support Assistant|
|Andrea Graves||Learning Support, Gym Instructor|
|Morven Gray||Learning Support Assistant|
|Jo Kedian||Key Teacher, Gym Instructor|
|Anne McElroy||Key Teacher|
|Martha Moyo||University Placement – |
Psychology Teaching Assistant
|Ellie Rosamond|| University Placement – |
Psychology Teaching Assistant
|Zoe Toms||Key Teacher|
Safeguarding and Child Protection is extremely important to us. All members of staff are trained to level 2 Safeguarding and Child Protection and the Head and SENCO who are the designated safeguarding officers are trained to level 3. Those involved in recruitment have had Safer Recruitment training. All members of the team have also undergone Child Exploitation Online Protection training.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact the centre and ask for the designated safeguarding officer.
Leaders, staff and the management committee work extremely closely with hospital staff, parents and outside agencies in promoting a strong culture of safeguarding.Ofsted
Pupil Premium is generally received retrospectively and is used to provide additional support for young people in most need. We are able to provide one to one support with a specialist member of the team who works with the young person to identify the most helpful next steps. The one to one support includes literacy and numeracy support, dance teaching, music sessions and a range of other targeted activities.
In 2018-19 £4,186 pupil premium was received and was used to purchase equipment for the sensory room and to provide 1:1 Learning Support. Individual work helped the young person to settle in the classroom and reengage with learning.
There are currently no vacancies, however if you interested in volunteering, please contact Steph Yates (firstname.lastname@example.org)