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A 20 day, intensive, self-management programme designed to provide pupils in Key Stage 3, with an opportunity to develop their skills and capacity to manage themselves and their behaviour more appropriately, to become more successful in accessing the curriculum and maintaining their mainstream school place.

Pupils take part in a comprehensive and intensive programme of experiential learning in self-management. The programme focuses on creating a supportive, challenging environment within which to develop self-esteem and confidence through personal awareness, self-management and by learning personal and interpersonal skills.

Throughout the programme pupils discover and practise these skills in preparation for their return to school, they learn to begin to take responsibility for themselves in relating to their family and the wider community. The programme focus includes work in understanding their developing emotional needs, and strategies to address issues such as anger, excitement, winning and losing and the management of self as an individual and within teams. Work on relationships includes peer pressure and influences, friendships, relationships at home and at school, including those with teachers and support staff. Activities include understanding difference, the management of personal risk and looking at personal effectiveness in dealing with difficult or unpredictable situations. The programmes develop pupil skills, capacity and awareness in managing themselves better in situations they have traditionally found challenging. 

The programme runs over 10 weeks with 2 days on-site and a built-in support visit in school. Three programmes are run each year and programme dates are subject to change.  Contact our school office at should you require further details

Typical components of our programmes include a focus on:

  • Trust development
  • Relationship management
  • Asking for help
  • Active listening
  • Conflict resolution
  • Teamwork and group cohesion
  • Social & life skills
  • Empathy
  • Reputations
  • Presentation skills
  • Community ownership & citizenship
  • Thinking skills

Meadowbrook College is an AP Academy managed by Radcliffe Academy which is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with registered company number 9334026 and its registered address at Raymund Road, Marston, Oxford OX3 0PG