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NICAS Climbing Award

Three pupils at Elland House School have completed their NICAS Level 1 Indoor Climbing Award

Operation Shoebox 2013

Pupils at Elland House School have contributed items to ‘Operation Shoebox 2013’ – providing a box of Christmas goodies for a member of the Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan – and written letters and cards of support


News in Education! We are pleased to announce; COPE has been introduced into Timeout, starting at Elland House School. The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification outcome of the ASDAN programmes. The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. They promote, and allow centres to record, a wide range of…


School re-opens 7th September 2012 Both Elland House school and The Education Centre re-open on Thursday 7th September. We welcome back a number of returning students and new placements having joined us in the last six weeks. The curriculum will be delivered in combination with a number of partners including- Tilbury Youth Development Centre,Oxenwood Centre,Calderdale…


Partnership with Huddersfield University In September Timeout welcomes on placement Students from the Criminology BSc course. Three students will be working with our young people in the school and across other settings. This follows a previously successful placement in the academic year 2011/12.


Adaptation and Differentiation Looking at our Training packages around Health and Safety and wanting to adapt content to meet the needs of our young people with ASD need I found the work of Dr Paula Kluth a positive starting point to share ideas with colleagues around differentiation. I would recommend her work. It’s so accessible…


Two ‘Jacobs Joins’ have been held in the last week in both the North and South of the Company. Young people and staff came together to develop team skills,share ideas,food and develop understanding of roles and responsibilities of committees and meeting structures. Everyone came away with ideas and roles to play. Next meeting to be…

SEND Green paper and LAC

The Special Education and Disability Green paper gives me hope that finally, our young people will have a seamless transition to adulthood without having to fall through the current chasm of 16 plus and adult services. SEND doesn’t just stop at a birthday or a leaving day that financial constraints, independence plans or social care…


Having arrived home from “the National contracting and commissioning training event” I decided to share Timeout’s Participation process. I took part in a very interesting workshop around Participation and went away feeling how far down the road our young people are and what they have to offer others. I have to say M, a young…

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