Heeley City Farm

8 - 16 yrs Alternative Provisions including SEN

Alternative Provision with Supported Learning

For learners who are 8 years old to 16 years old, the Heeley City Farm educational team is able to offer a wide range of activities as part of the Alternative Provision route.

Our site offers young people the opportunity to gain skills in developing independance and social interaction, through one off practical days, sensory experiences or regular programmes tailored to the needs of individuals or groups.

Practical skills

The practical skills we offer include:

  • Animal Care
  • Horticulture (food growing and gardening)
  • Site Maintenance
  • Conservation
  • Woodwork and Joinery
  • Heritage
  • Trips and visits
  • Forging
Qualifications Available

Qualifications Available

  • ABC Award in Countryside Skills
  • ABC Award in Practical Farming
  • ABC Award in Practical Small Animal Care
  • ABC Award in Personal and Social Development

Engaging in practical experiences can benefit young people in many different ways

Within a nuturing and supportive environment, SEN students will gain valuable skills in;

  • Interacting appropriately with staff and volunteers
  • Gaining and managing responsibilities
  • Becoming familiar with a working routine
  • Working alongside adults with learning disablilities
  • Understanding where food comes from, animal welfare and nutrition
  • Being able to develop their full potential and progress onto the next steps
  • Achieving whilst enjoying
  • Making a positive contribution

Direct Payments/Personal Budgets

Heeley City Farm caters for young people and adults eligible under the personal budgets/direct payments scheme

News

16th April 2018 - PLEASE HELP THE FARM - We are in the running for some funding from 'ITV's The People's Projects'. VOTING IS NOW OPEN  and closes on Monday 30th April. For more info and to vote click here

The Farm Kitchen

Tuesday 24th April

  • Soup

    Lentil, Tomato and Basil

  • Mains

    Vegan Sweet Potato Curry

    Roast Veg, Cheesey Pasta Bake

  • Potatoes

    Cumin