22nd June - INSET - Centre closed to students
16th - 20th July - Activity Week
20th July - Last day for pupils
23rd July - INSET - Centre closed to students
24th July - INSET - Centre closed to students
Message From The Head
Welcome to Stevenage ESC. We are an organisation designed to work with young people, schools, families and other associated professionals.
We are a key stage 3 centre based in Collenswood Road, Stevenage. On this site we provide education for twelve young people in KS3 who are permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion from their school whether in Stevenage or elsewhere in North Hertfordshire. Our aim is to assist the young people in returning to a permanent full time education placement whether it be a school or elsewhere. We will then assist in supporting their re-integration.
In addition to the on-site provision above we also provide, when space allows, opportunities for full time Respite places for half term blocks. In the afternoons we offer a ‘Back on Track’ Group for those young people who need a little refocusing on their school provision.
Our Outreach Service works with schools in the Stevenage area both Primary and Secondary to assist in preventing permanent exclusions and reducing the numbers of pupils at risk.
Added to this we also support our local schools in the development of their staff through Behaviour Support Network Groups and in providing training opportunities/experience allowing staff to build up knowledge and experience.
Visitors, whether parents or associated professionals, are always welcome.
SESC responds creatively to individual needs, teaching social and life skills and developing resilience - offering a bespoke programme of teaching and learning empowering our young people to succeed.
A centre of excellence for inspiring successful futures
Kindness, Teamwork, Resilience
High Aspirations, Tolerance, Citizenship
Stevenage ESC Ofsted Report 2017:
"I strongly believe since my son has started the ESC he has completely changed his behaviour and attitude, they have not only supported him but us as a family and I couldn't ask for better staff they are all fantastic.
Stevenage ESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Centre Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Child Protection Officer is Anne-Marie O'Sullivan (Deputy Head), and Deputy Child Protection Officer is Paula Hayward (Teacher).
Severe Weather/ School Closure
Hertfordshire schools are using a new system to advise parents/carers of school closures due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Parents and carers will be advised by text and/or email depending on your preferences.
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At some point during the day of closure a message will also be posted on the Centre’s website as to the closure situation and advising of any further developments.
Children who are taxied to the Centre do not need to contact the taxi company as this will be cancelled by the Centre.
Equality and Diversity
SESC is firmly committed to promoting the principles of equality and diversity in all matters.
SESC wholeheartedly supports the principles of equal opportunities and we seek to ensure that no one is treated less favourably on the grounds of gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, religion, religious belief, age, disability or race (which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins).
SESC also recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing a working environment that is free from any form of discrimination and victimisation on any grounds.
Any form of discrimination or victimisation is neither acceptable nor tolerable. SESC will treat seriously all complaints of discrimination or victimisation made by any member of our community or third parties and will take action where appropriate.