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THE WALLED GARDEN PROJECT

Norton Mere Cottage
Tong Norton
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8PZ

Registered Charity No. 1108757



 



   

 HORTICULTURE & RURAL STUDIES CENTRE
 
 
 
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 Garden Project 

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 Insurance.

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. 


 

Risk Management.

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 approved access.

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.