REMOTE EDUCATION POLICY
Please click here to view our updated Remote Education Policy. All of our policies can be found at the footer of each page under the 'quick links' section.
16-19 TUITION FUND STATEMENT
Please click here to view our 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement. The purpose of this statement is to set out how Hill Holt Wood is planning to utilise its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who may have had their learning disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
EDUCATION PROVISION UPDATE FOR JANUARY (05.01.21):
In line with the Government guidance announced 04.01.21 regarding the national lockdown, we want to make you aware of the impact this will have on Hill Holt Wood.
It is crucial that we continue to provide support and guidance to learners who need us the most and in light of this guidance we are only open for the vulnerable learners on our study programme and learners of critical workers.
Vulnerable young students include those who:
are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
have an EHC plan
have been assessed as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services) - this includes:
young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services
those at risk of becoming ‘not in employment, education or training’ (NEET)
those living in temporary accommodation
those who are young carers
those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
others at the provider and local authority’s discretion
We tried to contact everyone on 05.01.21 to confirm if learners who fall under the vulnerable category are needing to attend, if we have not had confirmation regarding attendance from you please can you contact us asap.
If learners do not fall into the vulnerable or critical categories, they should not be attending the site and will be provided with home study work instead. We will be providing remote support to all those completing home study.
For those who are attending we will still be providing transport from the regular bus pick up locations however request that if learners can make their own way in, they should be doing so. This will help keep these journeys as safe as possible and allow us to maximise social distancing.
For any learners that are still attending and are utilising our provided transport, we would like to remind them that we request face coverings are worn (similarly to when using public transport). Although only sharing transport with other students within their “bubble” our limited capacity on buses makes social distancing difficult and therefore we request all, who can, abide by this rule.
These restrictions are expected to be in place until the February Half term, but we will keep you updated on the evolving situation. We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone and welcome your support in this matter.
Thank you for your understanding, stay safe!
FOX CUB CLUB
Fox Cub Club will no longer be running until further notice in order to safeguard against COVID-19.
Please follow the link below for more information on COVID-19 and how to protect yourselves and others.
Education & Courses
The diverse education we offer at HHW allows us to engage young people of all ages and abilities. We provide reintegration programmes and bespoke placements for the Local Authority from Key Stage 1 through to the end of their secondary education in Year 11. For young people who are accessing a mainstream or specialist school, but would benefit from an alternative timetable, we offer an enrichment programme based around woodland maintenance and eco-construction skills. Our recent development within our education provision is that of EHCP/SEND placements; our small group sizes and ability to design bespoke courses enable us to create a positive, alternative education experience.
Set in a beautiful woodland, Hill Holt Wood’s study programme offers a unique opportunity to get out of the classroom and spend time in the natural environment. The aim of the study programme is to maximise the potential of young people aged 16-19 (or up to 24 with EHCP) through our vocational courses. We support our learners with their progression into employment or further learning with a dedicated careers advice programme
Hill Holt Wood offers a unique opportunity for young people who may need alternative curriculum provision to support their current education setting. We work with a growing number of local schools and authorities to provide school referral programmes for all Key Stages. Our provision includes enrichment activities for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 with bespoke accredited courses available for Key Stage 4
Our Natural Curiosity Club offers a range of opportunities for inquisitive young minds to explore all the exciting learning activities in our woodland. Sessions include pond dipping, animal tracking, habitat creation and shelter building as well as supporting our pollution watch and conservation work. For more information about upcoming sessions please fill out the enquiry form in the box below
Fox Cub Club
Available to 2-5 year olds, Hill Holt Wood offers an outdoor stay and play session in our nature-rich woodland. Activities include games, bug hunts, storytelling and hands on nature themed craft activities. These sessions are priced at £5 per child with sibling discounts available. A complimentary juice and snack (see link below) will be provided. Please book using the contact details below or by filling out our enquiry form as places are limited
School & Higher Education Visits
Working closely with schools and higher education providers, Hill Holt Wood hosts tailored visits to suit individual needs. From den building and fire lighting with Primary school groups, to workshops in woodland management and natural building for Universities, we can run a range of activities that will make your Hill Holt Wood experience fun and educational
We host natural building workshops for groups of individuals in Log Cabin Building, Straw Bale Building and Reciprocal Framing. Our certified qualifications are suited to those interested in the built environment with a strong sustainable agenda. We will teach you the basics to inspire your own projects in a theoretical and practical-based activity workshop, allowing you to get hands on applying learnt knowledge in a real life example