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SESC receives Kite Mark for Mental Health

We are delighted to announce that we have received a school accreditation kitemark from the organisation Healthy Young Minds in Herts for "A whole school and college approach to emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide awareness"  This award recognises that we demonstrate good practise with regards to the wellbeing of our students.  We are the first Stevenage school, and the first Education Support Centre to achieve this kitemark.  Well done to Amy Sawyer, our Mental Health Deputy Lead, for all the hard work she has put in to gaining this kitemark for the ESC.  This work will benefit all of our students' mental health and wellbeing.

Work packs for this term have sent home to students week commencing 4th May.

If you require online copies, please click here.



Positive feedback from parents/carers/members of our community:

Tweet from parent of Year 10 student:

"@EscStevenage: A massive ty to you all. My son and I are reg in contact with your staff and his learning coach.  He did some princes trust, cooking, reading and set up an online video message yahtzee game yesterday with his nan.  Your compassion for students is amazing."

Email from Keyworkers:

Students on site have spent time making some bags for keyworkers.  These were presented to Monread Lodge, who emailed us to say:

"Lovely to meet you today when you were taking time to deliver the bags that had been made. These certainly help the staff when carrying their property around and some of our residents like them to keep their belongings in so I can assure you that they will be well received. We thank you for thinking of us and appreciate your generosity." - Monread Lodge Nursing and Residential Home, Knebworth

Email from parent of a Year 11 student:

"Thank you for calling me earlier today to confirm that my son has been offered a place at the Stevenage College to learn plumbing. I have spoken to my son and his mother and we are all in agreement that he would like to accept this place please.  I'm not sure if we will get to speak again but just in case we don't, I just wanted to thank you and all of the staff at the ESC for all of your help with with my son's education. To be honest, I wish he'd come to the ESC several years ago but I think when he eventually did, this was the best thing that could have happened for him.  So please pass on my thanks to your colleagues. It really is much appreciated."



Thank you to local charity Feed up Warm up who have just given us food parcels for our families in most need.

We appreciate your help in keeping local families provided for during these difficult times.



Welcome to the Stevenage Education Support Centre

We are an organisation designed to work with young people, schools, families and other associated professionals.

We are a Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Centre based in Collenswood Road, Stevenage. On this site we provide education for young people in KS3 and KS4 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.

Dan Nearney, Headteacher

Stevenage ESC Ofsted Report 2017:

"Regular lessons in English, mathematics and science enable pupils to make significant gains in their literacy, numeracy and scientific understanding.   Activities are linked well to everyday-life situations to make learning enjoyable, meaningful and relevant..."
"....pupils benefit greatly from the good teaching and intensive,
one-to-one support provided for them.  Individual plans enable staff to monitor how effectively each pupil is doing against the targets set for them."


Parent Comment:

"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.

Thank you."



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