outreach

Many individuals and organizations continue to spend time in Castle Hill. Included in that number are many students and volunteers who come from a wide number of educational establishments. Castle Hill School places great value on all people who share their many skills and expertise with us.

Our outreach aims are:

• To promote inclusive practice and to share our involvement in the wider community with the community.
• To raise the profile of disability and awareness for the students and families of Castle Hill School.
• To develop relationships and links for students of all ages with other schools, colleges and universities.
• To build relationships with commerce and the wider community.

Castle Hill School places great value on students and volunteers who spend time with us. At the present time we are working closely with the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees and Greenhead College. We are also registered with Volunteering Kirklees and Links 4 Work and can support Sure Start programmes for people wanting to get back to work.

Students and volunteers spend time in classes and can use their knowledge to work in specific areas of our curriculum.

Prospective Students and Volunteers should contact:
Sally Metcalfe – Family Liaison and Outreach Support Officer.
Sally is available on 01484 544558 from 9.00 – 5.00pm.
You can also email Sally on: sally.metcalfe@castlehillschool.org.uk.

Staff and Student Outreach
Outreach enables staff and students to collaborate with external agencies and provides learning experiences in a variety of  environments.

“As part of a network of schools in the area, pupils are able to enjoy learning alongside other children in the local community. The school shares its expertise with others through its outreach role” (Ofsted inspection report: 12th – 13th December 2012).

Primary
Some younger children enjoy taking part in curriculum activities in a mainstream school setting. Two way buddy systems also mean that mainstream peers can enjoy fun-filled sessions.

Secondary and Sixth Form
Upper school take every opportunity to access work experience in years 10 & 11 and work related learning in the Sixth Form.

‘Students enjoy a curriculum which is very well matched to their needs to ensure they are as well prepared as possible for their future lives’ (Ofsted inspection report: 12th – 13th December 2012).

We feel that establishing effective outreach is of great benefit to all schools, pupils, families and communities.

Castle Hill School has won the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award – click here to view it.