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Empowering young people through educational provision

Residential school

Educational support for children in care

When you live in care, going to school every day can be difficult. There may be people who you don’t want to see or you might feel too upset to sit in structured lessons all day.

St Christopher’s residential school is based in one of our children’s homes in North London. Staff work with young people who are awaiting education placements or disengaged from mainstream education provisions.

Encouragement to learn

The Learning Hub curriculum is relevant and meaningful for all pupils. It’s a place where they can learn, develop and progress to a point where they are able to access mainstream education. We focus on raising their attainment levels and personal skills so they can have brighter futures.

'A strong feature of teaching is the positive relationships between staff and pupils. This gives pupils confidence and the motivation to learn.'
Ofsted inspection report

Through our in-house school young people have the opportunity to learn in a creative and encouraging setting, which encompasses a range of learning and teaching styles.

The curriculum meets the following guidelines:

  • Deliver the current and future statutory requirements
  • Be broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated
  • Enable pupils to be challenged and reach their full potential
  • Prepare young people to make informed and appropriate choices post-16
'One young person came to us with no confidence and wouldn't speak in the classroom. Then one day, after she had been with us for some time, she finished a sentence out loud that I was reading from the board. It just blew me away.'
Beverley, head teacher