Information for Schools
NEW: 'On School Site' Package
If you have learners whose talents lie in practical
activity rather than formal classroom based education, then we may
be just what you are looking for.
Providing your school has a small 'garden or
growing area' available, we are able to provide a varied range of
outdoor practical horticultural and rural craft activities. We can
work alongside your schools preferred accreditation route e.g. ASDAN,
AQA or offer our 'In-House' awards. We will tailor our delivery
to meet the needs of your pupils.
Our Staff are DBS
checked, experienced in the field of teaching Horticulture and Related
Studies and working with young people who have learning difficulties
and/or behavioural issues. We maintain detailed Health and Safety,
Risk Assessment and
Policy documentation along with our full business Insurance.
Our Staff are knowledgeable and trained in
the use of 'Makaton symbols and signs accompanied by speech' The
aims of using 'Makaton' are:
To help understanding, for basic communication,
to develop language skills, to facilitate social interaction, to
help build relationships, to increase equal opportunities and to
teach pre-reading and pre-writing skills towards literacy.
If you would like us to visit your school to
discuss this package or would simply like more information then
please contact Rozz Crockford,
who will be happy to help.
Individual School Pupil Package at The Walled
At The Walled Garden Project site we can offer
sessions for individual school pupils. These sessions are for four
hours per day (usually 10.00 - 2.00) and booked on a twelve week
term basis for the amount of days you require. These sessions are
ideal for young people with learning difficulties and/or behavioural
issues that struggle to work within the constraints of a school
environment and who may be at risk of exclusion.
We are able to provide a varied range of outdoor
practical Horticultural, Woodland and Rural Craft activities, evidence
of which would be recorded in a portfolio for the young person to
retain. We can work alongside your schools preferred accreditation
route e.g. ASDAN, AQA or offer our 'In-House' awards.
We will tailor our
delivery to meet the needs of the individual young person. The Walled
Garden Project will supply each young person with protective foot
wear and gloves. All they need to bring is a packed lunch and drink.
Our staff are DBS checked, experienced in the
field of Horticultural, Woodland and Rural Craft activities and
working with young people who have learning difficulties and/or
behavioural issues. We maintain detailed Health and Safety, Risk
Assessment and Policy documentation along with our full Business
If you would like to visit The Walled Garden
Project or would simply like more information about the above package
then please contact Rozz Crockford,
who will be happy to help.
The Charity takes most seriously its need to carry out risk assessment
and management, for which purpose it maintains detailed Health and
Safety, Risk Assessment and Policy documentation which are kept
together in a single package and available to view on request. In
addition to this 'pen portraits' or 'personal profiles' are required
for every student who wishes to attend The Walled Garden Project
and based on our assessment of this we decide if the student is
For every student who accesses our site we maintain two copies of
a document known as a 'grab sheet' which consists of the relevant
medical records for that student. These are kept purely for Health
and Safety reasons and cover allergies, medication, medical conditions
and special requirements.
In an emergency any ambulance crew member or doctor attending is
given a copy of this 'grab sheet' so that he/she is as fully aware
of the student's situation as we can make them.
We also carry out Health and Safety risk assessments of our facilities
and working areas to identify any potential problems with access
for students, staff, volunteers and visitors with disabilities.
Risk Assessments of 'tool and equipment use' and 'activities' are
carried out and recorded prior to and during each session/activity.
All our Health and Safety Risk Assessments are adhered to for the
'On School Site' Package. In addition to this we also comply with
the Schools Health and Safety Risk Assessments. 'Grab sheets' are
not required within this package as it is the schools responsibility
to retain and share this information with medics if necessary. 'Pen
portraits' are verbally discussed between the School and The Walled
Garden Project staff prior to delivery. The latter being of delicate
nature and so not retained by ourselves.