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Carry on Caring!

Lower School

House Parents kept in touch with their residents over lockdown, having virtual get-togethers to keep that house spirit alive!

House parents are on call for parents to talk about any issues and for planning the long-awaited return to school! Meanwhile, those who live on campus regularly updated us with news of the wildlife enjoying the peace and quiet!

Bradnack House events included:

  • Ghost stories and hot chocolates
  • Bradnack house meeting – student voice!
  • Eyes down for Bingo!
  • Talent night
  • Mustafa’s farewell party 
  • Murder Mystery Night 
  • End of Term Party!
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Sixth Form

Being in lockdown didn’t stop the Sixth Form Care Team from maintaining regular contact with their Keywork students.

Throughout the whole period each Keyworker was in at least weekly with their students. Some were busy planning and monitoring exercise plans, making and listening to music, developing ADL skills and even reading the whole Harry Potter series from scratch. Some Keywork groups also arranged to get together virtually once a week to just hang out, chat, laugh and catch up.

Each week from March groups of students got together for organised activities: The Monday night Quiz with Dan and his amazing Mouth Trumpet for the music round, the Thursday evening open Night Mic with Julie (and singing former student Carys) and Saturday Bake club with Jan and her virtual bakers, making delicious treats in accessible ways.

Transition events took place for Year 11s transferring up to the Sixth Form and new Year 12s from the Lower School. New Keyworkers made contact, discussed accommodation, routines, concerns and worries to be best prepared for their next phase. There have been virtual mobility lessons for some students so that they can familiarise themselves with their new environments.

For all students the regular e-mail , Google Meet and Hangouts contact are all in place. Parents were able to contact Residential Care Staff with any questions they had. Staff helped students with University choices, student funding and PIP applications as well as guidance on as range of well-being issues.

The sixth form Care staff were fully committed to making sure that all students felt valued, respected, listened to and involved just as much as they might do if we were all in Worcester together.

Jack and lemon sponge
Harrison and cookies
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