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The programme is 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. 

2020 - 2021

These programmes and dates can be subject to change 

Term   Programme Area/Venue Referral Deadline Start Date Graduation Date
Term 1 20 Day Kidlington 7th Sept 2018 17th Sept 2018 12th Oct 2018
Term 2 20 Day Kidlington 12th Oct 2018 12th Nov 2018 7th Dec 2018
Term 3 20 Day Kidlington 14th Dec 2018 14th Jan 2019 8th Feb 2019
Term 4 20 Day Kidlington 8th Feb 2019 4th Mar 2019 29th Mar 2019
Term 5 20 Day Kidlington 29th Mar 2019 29th Apr 2019 24th May 2019
Term 6 20 Day Kidlington 24th May 2019 17th June 2019 12th July 2019

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


9.00-9.15am Breakfast Club
9.15-9.40am Opening Circle and Reflection
9.40-9.50am Ice-breaker
9.50-11.00am SESSION 1
11.00–11.20am Break
11.20-12.00pm SESSION 2
12.00-12.30pm Lunch
12.30-12.45pm Afternoon Circle and Icebreaker
12.45-1.45pm SESSION 3
1.45-2.05pm Reflection
2.05-2.15pm Closing Circle

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