We believe that all young people should have an opportunity to make choices and express their views.
Young people have a right for their voice to be heard and every opportunity is taken to involve the young people in their own everyday decisions.
It is vital that we listen to our young people and give them an opportunity to express how they are feeling and enable them to be able to ask for help and support when needed.
These opportunities are integrated into a young person’s day and individual strategies and tools are developed to enable all young people to be able to leave HHS with the skills needed to be able to communicate their feelings and preferences effectively.
How we listen to our Young People:
The Hill House Professional Learning Community provide an external perspective on our school in a way that supports and challenges us
Our PLC includes key members of our local community including a retired head teacher, a retired social care inspector, a GP and a professor from Southampton university
The purpose of the PLC is;
• To engage in structured professional discussions
• To work collaboratively with our local community to improve the school
• To hold frank discussions / assessments of performance and outcomes
• To have a balance of high support and high challenge
• To form part of the school improvement process
• To bring an external perspective to the school
• To encourage innovation
• To support us to set stretching targets
The PLC visit the school on a regular basis and speak to young people and staff
Senior Practitioners On Site
Both our Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Clinical Psychiatrist regularly spend time with the young people. This enables them to check to see that they are being given the opportunity to express their feelings and emotions and to also monitor mood and behaviour