Squirrels is a family, teacher and student friendly riding school. They work in partnership with us to provide a safe, comfortable and educational space for our students. We use them as a regular part of our off-site curriculum. Squirrels can offer accreditations for our students as well as simply a place to gain confidence and social skills. Squirrels caters for all levels from lead rein to advanced skills including GCSEs. Squirrels is located on Bluebell Hill just off the M2 so is only a short distance from our school.
White Rocks Farm College is a small specialist centre offering vocational BTEC courses for students who have special educational needs. It is located just outside of Sevenoaks where the owner Sue Woods has 150 acres of Greenland dedicated for the education use of the students on her fully working farm. Sue has been working with horses, dogs and many other animals for over 30 years. This is a great opportunity for our students to do some hands-on work, caring for animals and working well as a team.
Challenger Troop are one of the UK’s leading providers of youth and young persons engagement programmes with a military ethos.
Through their unique programmes, which have been endorsed by the Department for Education, they enable each participant to fulfil their academic potential; by developing each individual’s personal, learning and employability skills to help them become confident individuals, effective contributors in class, successful learners and responsible citizens.
The programmes are challenging yet exciting and inspiring; designed to build resilience, respect, courage, loyalty and integrity. They instil self-discipline, raise confidence and aspirations whilst creating a sense of individual pride, self-worth and fulfilment.
They reward courage, determination, perseverance and achievement.
Curly's Farm is a small working farm set in 10 acres of gorgeous Kent countryside, on the Isle of Sheppey. Curly's Farm prides itself on being fully inclusive where everyone can learn and develop their farming and livestock handling skills.
On Curly’s Farm we work together carrying out essential and meaningful, everyday farming tasks working with the livestock that call Curly's Farm home. Learning new skills to improve confidence, self-esteem and working as a group, the young farmers will improve their social skills, tolerance of others and have an important role within the group and the farm team.
We all learn to care for livestock, grow and care for home grown produce such as fruits and vegetables and learn the techniques to safely care for the farm animals
Pupils visit the Maidstone Skills Centre to complete the Level 2 Certificte in Hospitality and Catering Principles. The centre has a large commercial sized kitchen with an 8 burner stove, 1 dishwasher, 2 large fridge/freezers, and servery facing a café area.
Pupils visit Nacro Chatham to complete courses in Motor Mechnics.
At Nacro you can learn in a way that suits you. The vocational qualifications are hands-on and give pupils the skills and experience they need to develop a career within their chosen industry.
Pupils visit Creepy Claws to undertake BTEC Animal Care. Pupils focus on animal welfare and animal handling. They explore welfare laws, health and safety, and demonstrate animal handling techniques in a range of scenarios. They learn the signs of animal health and symptoms of ill health, and the setting up, maintenance and cleaning of animal accommodation.
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