A Link to the Future

Community Links

The young people attend local groups for fitness training, fishing, riding, swimming, Ju-Jitsu, army cadets and rugby. If a young person has a particular interest this will be encouraged and supported. The boys also provide assistance in the community and some have part time jobs.

Close contact is maintained with our local church and the minister is a friend of the school. Our open days are attended by many local people.

Health

Each young person at Cruckton has a health plan, whether they are a residential or day pupil. These health plans are drawn up by the school nurse. The school has a school nursing facility and its own well equipped surgery. The school’s medication policy covers the safe storage of medication, administration of medication and general first aid and emergency procedures. Pupils can have annual eye checks and those on 52 week placements are registered with the local dental practice.

Home Contact

Partnerships with parents are very important if the pupils are to derive the greatest benefit from studying at Cruckton Hall. There are two parent meetings with teachers during the year, but informal contact with the teacher is encouraged. Parents will have sight of the IEP, and are encouraged to offer suggestions as to how they may contribute to its success. Parents are welcome to visit at any time during the week or weekend, although it is helpful to telephone in advance to ensure that the pupil is on site and available for a visit.

Some of our young people go home for a weekend visit if they are independent or travel can be arranged in conjunction with the referring authority. Risk assessments are undertaken to promote independent travel if this is possible.

Clothing and Personal Belongings

A clothing list will be provided prior to admission.

Personal possessions are also encouraged. It should be noted, however, that in a community such as Cruckton Hall damage and loss of such property can occur and parents/carers should satisfy themselves that appropriate insurance cover is in place.