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In this section of the website, we hope you will send us your news, ideas, successes and challenges so we can share them with colleagues in other areas.

You will find our NEWS ARCHIVE here.
This contains all of the general news items that originally appeared as Headlines on our front page.

If you have any items, please send them to ckitchen@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Woodsend Centre, Manchester
Held an open day at the Woodsend Centre in November 2009. 

Woodsend Open Day Flyer

The purpose of the open day was to provide an opportunity to see what we do here at the Woodsend Centre. And to help us raise money for Children In Need

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We are very fortunate in the East Midlands area as we have 3 reps on the main NAHHT committee and have tried to work together on numerous projects.

In Northamptonshire, we are busy trying to plan our curriculum for next year, to extend the number of externally accredited courses we offer, save money, ensure equity with pupils educated in base and on outreach and accommodate our part time staff – easy really! We are looking forward to a time when we shall be able to keep it the same each year ….will that day ever come???

In terms of personal development, we are looking to trial the Personal and Social Development Award from ASDAN and the Preparation for Working Life GCSE from AQA. In theory, we should be able to do one piece of work that will hit 2 qualifications so we shall look marvellous in terms of outcome – anyone had any experience of them? Would be grateful for comment!

We are supposed to be having a posh refurbishment in the summer holidays but have not yet started packing – not that we are sceptical of course!

In Lincolnshire, we’re developing our VLE and now have several staff trained in this very different style of teaching. Like colleagues in Northants, we’re also trying to extend the number of accredited courses and have just started to offer OCR Nationals in ICT. The OCN Youth Train Programme is also going from strength to strength.

Recent achievements include Financial Management Standard In Schools (FMSiS) and National Healthy Schools status. Now the work begins to hang onto them!

We’re facing several staff changes at the end of this year and are busy recruiting and revising the way we work with more specialist teams taking responsibility for areas such as ASD, Assessment and the VLE.

Accommodation is still a major challenge! In Lincoln, one of our busiest areas, much of our furniture and resources are packed away in a steel storage container, having been removed from the hospital site there. We’re working hard with the LA to find a home for it and are very grateful to colleagues in the local Integrated Service Team, especially the Youth Workers, who are allowing us to share one of their facilities in the meantime!

Pilgrim School, Lincolnshire

ICT wall display from Pilgrim School

ICT is part of the core curriculum (minimum entitlement) at The Pilgrim School where students have begun studying for OCR Nationals.

Year 11 students at The Pilgrim School, studying for GCSE Textiles, have been practising a range of techniques including batik, tie-dye, weaving, silk printing and embellishment.

Wall display for GCSE Textiles at Pilgrim School

Pilgrim School have produced a leaflet for their Teenage Pregnancy Reintegration Service - Click on the file name to download:

Pilgrim School Teenage Pregnancy Leaflet.pub 

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The LAHHT have published their Autumn 2009 Newsletter - click here for a copy

LAHHT Study Day 2010
Read about the LAHHT Study Day:
      The keynote speech from Harvey Ratner (www.brieftherapy.org.uk)
      An excellent presentation from Karen Martin (Drapers Centre) about Self Harm
      and the practical workshops:
                Ashley Davis "Self expression through clay" and
                Elizabeth Cook "Felt workshop"
If you were there, send us your thoughts (or a picture of your creation!)

Study Day Evaluation - See the feedback and comments from the LAHHT ANNUAL STUDY DAY
held on the 26 March 2010
Click here

On a glorious summer evening June 23rd, 34 delegates turned up for our summer twilight.
see the Newsletter for more ...

November 11th, The Crypt. St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Trafalgar Square
We are very fortunate to have John Rutherford (www.what2learn.com) leading this session.

Read the full report here soon.

And finally!
don't forget to book for the 2010 LAHHT ANNUAL STUDY DAY on March 10th
The theme is "Mental Toughness"

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