Brookfields Youth Club

Thursday evenings in term time

Youth Club for secondary students who attend Brookfields School.

Who to contact

Name
Gill Cleaver
Position
Extended Services Manager
Telephone
01189421382
Email
gcleaver@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk
Website
Brookfields Special School Youth Club 

Where to go

Name of venue
Brookfields School
Venue address
Sage Road Tilehurst
Reading
Berks
Postcode
RG31 6SW

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Thursday evenings in term time
Time of day
Evening
Time period
Term Time
Session Information
7-9

Other details

Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

For Brookfields pupils only

Notes

14-19 years

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

Brookfields Youth club is a Youth Club for the students who attend Brookfields School.

The club is staffed by experienced support staff from the school.  We provide a safe place for young people to meet and socialise with their friends. A range of exciting on-site and off site activities are offered, with the young people giving their ideas for the programme.

Contact Name
Gill Cleaver
Contact Telephone
01189421382
Contact Email
smckim@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk
Age Bands
12 to 14,
15 to 16,
16 to 18
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
SEND Provision Type
Severe Learning Difficulties,
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties,
Visual Impairment,
Moderate Learning Difficulties,
Physical Disability,
Hearing Impairment,
Autistic Spectrum Disorder,
Speech & Language Difficulties
Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)
The Youth Club is held in the 6th Form at Brookfields School. The 6th Form is accessible for young people who are wheelchair users or who have mobility difficulties. The buildings have accessible shower/changing/toilet facilities. For young people with a hearing impairment, rooms are acoustically treated. The buildings and grounds are also accessible to young people with a visual impairment. Throughout the 6th Form there is manual handling equipment and staff working at the club have been trained in Manual Handling.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)
Applications are welcome from parents of young people aged 14 to 19 who attend the school. The Extended Services Manager and Youth Club Manger work together to examine if we can meet the needs of your son/daughter taking further advice from teachers, Behaviour Support Staff, Sensory Resource staff, school nurses etc.
We are currently unable to cater for young people with complex medical needs that require specialised staff.
How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)
Parents may contact the Extended Services Manager at any time to find out more details about the clubs at any time. Due to the popularity of the club we do hold a waiting list.
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services? (include timescales for responding to referrals and accessing services)
The Extended Services Manager will confirm the expression of interest made by the parents and once a place becomes available the Extended Services Manager will contact parents with further details.
Who provides / funds your service?
Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs
In addition to a sessional fee, the Youth Club receives subsidies from the Local Authority and charities

Fees are available on application
We are able to offer some free places to those families who have financial constraints. Parents should contact the Extended Service Manager for further details
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
The Youth Club comes under the Brookfields School Ofsted Inspections.
Feedback and complaints procedure
If parents have a complaint about the Youth Club, Brookfields School’s Complaint procedure are followed
If parents have any concerns about the Youth Club, they are encouraged to speak with the Extended Service Manager as soon as possible.
Parents will be sent an evaluation sheet where they will be invited to give feedback on the
service provided.
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All Youth Club staff are recruited using the Schools Safer Recruitment Policy and procedures. All
staff have been trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection. Holiday Club staff are experienced members of Brookfields who have been trained in the support and guidance young people with learning difficulties and additional needs.. The club reports directly to the School Governors
Last Updated
30/03/2017

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