Vulnerable and Keyworker Statement January 2021
Fox Hollies is currently open to children of key workers and to our most vulnerable students. We have surveyed families to find out whether they wish their child(ren) to be in school during this second wave of the pandemic and have allocated school places according to Key worker status, our rag-rating system, (see full statement in co-vid section) our whole school and individual student’s risk assessments and whether or not we can accommodate requests because demand for places is lower. We will review this regularly.
On behalf of the students, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to Fox Hollies School. Fox Hollies is a Foundation Special School for students with severe learning difficulties and/or autism aged 11-19 years.
We are a small school for approximately 100 students and this allows us to maintain small class sizes with a high ratio of teachers and teaching assistants who get to know our students really well as individuals and personalise the learning for them.
At Fox Hollies, every individual is valued. We recognise that our students have many barriers to learning and so we aim to deliver a curriculum that offers motivation and purpose for each individual and builds on and celebrates each small step of progress.
Our curriculum is designed to give our students a breadth of quality learning experiences that enrich their lives, whilst also building on key communication, functional, social and life skills that will better equip them for life outside and beyond Fox Hollies. Our passion for the creative arts enhances our whole curriculum and our links with the local community offer real and relevant learning experiences beyond the classroom.
We work closely with parents, carers and a range of professionals to ensure that we meet the very diverse learning and communication needs of our students and support them to overcome or manage their barriers to learning.
We are proud of our unique school community and warmly welcome you to Fox Hollies.