Message from Head Teacher
We are the Home and Hospital Tuition Service for the borough of Sandwell, providing education for pupils who are experiencing ill-health or trauma of a psychological/psychiatric nature.
Our staff team works with young people:
- at our Whiteheath Centre base in Rowley Regis,
- in our classroom at Sandwell General Hospital
- in individual pupil’s homes for home-tuition.
We provide a safe and supportive environment where pupils can achieve their potential academically, emotionally and socially while they are unable to attend mainstream school.
Pupils receive a full-time education or a reintegration programme with our Service and have access to a wide and varied curriculum of academic, vocational and enrichment courses. They are supported by specialist teachers, a counsellor, mentor and the Sandwell School Nursing Service as well as other agencies, including CAMHS and Connexions.
Our pupils achieve the academic qualifications which enable them to move on to college or training placements. We also equip them with the life skills and resilience to enable them to cope with personal challenges.
The Service's equal opportunities policy ensures that there is no discrimination against any group or individual, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We seek to ensure that pupils develop values which are acceptable in the modern British society of which they are a part. All staff contribute to these values through our tutorial system, assemblies and the general interaction between pupils and staff, in which guidance plays an important part.
Pupils are encouraged to respect the civil and criminal laws of England. Through the PSE programme pupils are taught about Britain's democratic parliamentary system. They have visited the Houses of Parliament in London and participated in mock elections.
We are proud of our Service, which has been judged ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED at the last two inspections, 2010 and 2013.
We are a happy team of pupils and staff and welcome visitors to experience what our Service has to offer.