Homewood College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
5 - 19
Community special school

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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Queensdown School Road
Off Lewes Road

School Description

Only a small number of pupils come into school daily. When they do attend, pupils do not understand what is expected of them or what they will learn. This is because the adults themselves are unsure. Changes in leadership have meant that staff do not have the skills they need to support the very complex special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) of pupils. The lack of appropriate systems to support behaviour means that lessons are usually disrupted by poor and, at times, unsafe behaviour. Pupils often use offensive language and show a consistent lack of respect for each other and staff. Many pupils do not attend school regularly. This means their experience of learning is disjointed. While some support is offered through tutoring and alternative provision, leaders are unclear if this provision is meeting the needs of pupils. This is because staff do not monitor whether the learning is effective. Pupils do not achieve well because the curriculum is not carefully planned. Pupils’ education, health and care plans (EHC plan) are not sufficiently taken into account. The ineffective curriculum and high levels of absence means that pupils do not achieve the appropriate qualifications they need to move into future education or employment.

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