Avocet House Case Study 2

George came to us at 11 years 8 months old George joined us form a children’s home setting in Kent. He had been a subject of a care order following disclosures of sexual abuse by his older brother. At the time he was living with his father and evidence in the paperwork showed serious concerns around the extended maternal family close to mother and concerns around mother’s ability to keep him safe. It was also… Continue Reading

Avocet House Case Study 1

Philip came to us at 13 years old. He had multiple failed foster placements before coming to Avocet House. He was also out of education having been effectively excluded from school. He hadn’t Continue Reading

Head of Education

The early part of my teaching career was spent delivering examination-based courses to young people within the 14-19 age range. In recent years I have been working as a Head of School at Continue Reading

Principal (Avocet House)

I joined Specialist Education Services as a Deputy Care Manager in April 2005 when the company opened its first establishment, Avocet House. I was excited and inspired by the company’s vision and ‘no Continue Reading

Deputy Care Manager

I was previously employed as a Learning Support Assistant in a high school, supporting teenagers with learning and behavioural difficulties. I had always worked with younger children before this, having been a Deputy Continue Reading

Executive Principal SES

Following five successful and enjoyable years teaching in a residential special school in Norwich, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity of becoming the Head of Education at Avocet House in 2005. Continue Reading