An Introduction to Crookhey Hall School
Crookhey Hall School exists to provide ESBD boys with an educational experience that will not only extend their academic and vocational social skills and abilities, but will also promote personal growth and help to build self-esteem. In this way it is hoped that each individual will aspire to achieve his full potential, eventually leaving school with the determination to make a positive contribution to society in the years to come. The school itself occupies an enviable 15-acre setting in countryside to the south of Cockerham, near Lancaster and has the capacity to educate 74 boys(10-17yrs) as day pupils within nine class groups. The boys all have statements identifying emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and are drawn from towns and cities in the surrounding region, including Blackpool, Fleetwood, Preston, Leyland, Wigan, Blackburn and Lancaster. The pupils at Crookhey Hall School frequently arrive as disaffected youngsters lacking self-esteem, self-control, direction, goals, role models, expectations and motivation. It is our aim to re-engage pupils in the life and routines of school, habituate attendance and develop socially adjusted young men who can successfully integrate into society and lead productive, purposeful lives.
Meet the Headteacher
Robin Adams has worked with children and young people with Special educational Needs for the last 19 years within both the Independent and maintained sectors. He has been Head teacher of Crookhey Hall School since September 2010. Prior to this he worked in a number of roles, from teaching assistant to PE teacher, culminating in becoming Deputy Head of a Pupil Referral Unit. This included strategic roles within the local education consortia, inclusion and referral panels, Local Authority multi-agency Area Management Team. Robin graduated from the University of Leeds and worked as a Quality Manager successfully implementing Quality Assurance systems in engineering companies in Leeds and Newcastle.
Aims and Values
At Crookhey Hall School we aim for all our pupils to:
- Achieve high academic standards
- Acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the changing world in which they live
- Respect and value themselves, other people and the environment
- Work independently and collaboratively
- Take responsibility for their own actions and make informed choices
- Make positive contributions as citizens of the wider world
- Develop in mind body and spirit