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Our Provision We work with children and young people with anxiety and a range of complex emotional and mental health needs during term time, and all ages outside of term time, weekends and evenings. We facilitate Education (Secondary), alternative provision, therapy and therapeutic placements for children and young people. We have two sites, one based near Guildford in Surrey and one in Liss, Hampshire.
Education / Education Provision
The Elysian Education provision takes learners aged 11-17 and utilises the farm setting to deliver formal education and therapeutic input. Learners take part in a range of activities and sessions on the farm, including structured learning sessions where their individual learning and education plans are integrated into a whole range of creative learning projects, sessions and activities on the farm. A core curriculum is provided for all learners.
Each learner has their own personalised curriculum of therapeutic education built around their specific needs designed to help them get the most out of education. Where appropriate, and through discussion with the learner, parents/carers and the staff at Elysian, learners will be able to study for a wide range of qualifications and accreditations including GCSE equivalents (NCFE), AQA unit awards and the Integrative Education Award. Some GSCE’s may be appropriate to undertake for learners and these can be facilitated on a case-by-case basis. The level at which learners’ study will constantly be assessed to ensure that there is the correct balance of nurture, support, and challenge. All 8 areas of learning, required by the Independent School Regulations, are covered, often in a cross-curricular way.
Teaching staff work with animals and the surroundings as the vehicle for learning in all subject lessons, including the core curriculum subjects such as Mathematics and English. The Elysian Education provision is set up to accept and support Learners on Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Some learners will have condensed timetables, others may have restricted timetables, depending on a range of issues including, the requirements of the EHC Plan, ability of the pupil, parental wishes, and legitimate interests of the pupil. The timetable is also subject to review and adjustment on a regular basis. All subjects will use the outdoor environment where possible.
The registered school timings are 09:30-15:00, five days per week. Some learners may start part time or have regularly reviewed part time timetables for a period of time as part of transition, meeting needs, recovery and/or other circumstance. Other learners may be dual registered and attend on a part –time basis. All learners are in very small groups and may have 1-1 learning as part of their package depending on needs.
Curriculum delivery follows 3 distinct pathways.
The Engage Pathway: The Engage Pathway is a highly individualised support led curriculum for students who are in crisis. The Engage Pathway is highly differentiated and focussed on supporting children who have become disengaged with learning or need crisis intervention support. Learners access fully personalised intervention, which is discussed with a solution-focussed approach. The curriculum is entirely adapted to enable a continuum of provision to promote and meet the needs of the pupil, and enable the student to gain confidence in re-engagement back into the school community.
The Explore Pathway: The Explore pathway aims to meet young people at their point of learning. The Explore Pathway offers the opportunity of a more vocational curriculum with overarching themes that are of significance for individuals and provides relevant learning contexts. Students are given opportunities to pursue project-based learning opportunities with a kinesthetic approach to engage young people onto the positive pathway of learning through positive achievement.
The Inspire Pathway: The Inspire Pathway aims to stretch and challenge learners by raising their aspirations for achievement. The Inspire Pathway enables opportunity for our high attaining pupils to access a challenging academic curriculum, which allows their learning journeys to develop.
The formal proprietors for the Elysian Education provisions are Dene and Charlotte Williams, however the Quality Assurance and oversight is supported by the Management Advisory Board. The Management advisory board consist of a range of experts in the field of Education, SEND, mental health and Social Care. You can see the Advisory Member profiles on the ‘Meet The Team’ Tab – when you scroll down.
Support young people with SEMH to enjoy, achieve and believe through animal assisted learning.
Vision: To work with young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health, and mild learning disabilities in a therapeutic, creative and progressive way, allowing them to learn, feel safe and develop a sense of belonging.
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