COVID 19 UPDATE: Avocet House and Turnstone House remain open throughout the Covid 19 epidemic, all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of our young people, staff and visitors. Referrals continue to be accepted and any enquiries should be referred to the Principal, Vicki Collings.
Download our Covid 19 Action Plan for further information and for details of our remote education offer.
SES Kite commenced on 4 September 2020 providing a new provision for post 18 year olds.
Specialist Education Services recognises that its vision CAN ONLY be achieved through PEOPLE. Avocet House holds Investors in People Gold.
To facilitate the provision of high quality work with young people, all staff employed at Avocet House participate in the SES Staff Support and Development Programme. This formalises a system of staff supervision, support, development and training.
In this way we provide every employee with opportunities to extend their range of knowledge, skills, understanding and experience so as to underpin their ability to bring the company vision to life.
All care workers are supported to achieve a Level 3 Diploma and all managers a Level 5 Diploma.
Specialist Education Services believes that staff support and development is a continuous process for all staff, whatever their role and responsibilities, from appointment to leaving, involving both formal and informal processes.
Importantly, training and development is not viewed as a separate process from the individual’s day-to-day professional practice. Indeed learning is most effective when individuals can identify a clear connection between theory and practice, and where day to day observation, feedback and coaching is as important as more traditionally based training.