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.

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SES Kite commenced on 4 September 2020 providing a new provision for post 18 year olds.

Driving ambition

June 2020

One of our young people started off-road driving lessons in February with an instructor from Pro-Driver Training. He attended four lessons before the Coronavirus outbreak, and has completed a number of manoeuvres such as using a roundabout, parallel parking and bay parking. His instructor has said he is a natural, and has offered to continue his driving lessons on the roads after his seventeenth birthday.

He completed practice theory and hazard perception tests last year as part of the SES Life Skills programme, and recently has been revising and taking more practice theory tests in preparation for taking the real thing.

He will soon be seventeen and is really keen to pass his driving test and get himself a car.