Barry Currell - Assistant Head Teacher/Safeguarding Lead
Louise Robson - Data Protection Officer
Catcote Caravan is based at Crimdon Dene Holiday Park which is a ten-minute drive from Catcote Futures. It is located near the sea making for a perfect natural playground, while the park itself offers an array of great facilities to keep visitors entertained.
The caravan is a much-needed additional resource to help us deliver many aspects of our life skills programmes.
Catcote students are exposed to and encouraged to learn various activities that they will encounter in their everyday lives. From being responsible for their own belongings to making a bed, students will, alongside the Brierton bungalow, get to practice these skills in the caravan. This alternative classroom offers students the opportunity to carry out household chores, cook a meal, and many other skills needed to live in a home or apartment environment. The goal is to help foster a greater level of independence in the home and in the community.
As a reward or as a base for curriculum delivery, students will be able to access the caravan for morning, afternoon or whole day sessions.
Students will also be able to take advantage of the pool and other recreation areas.
The opportunity will exist to enhance and enrich the learning experience with carefully organised overnight stays for students supported by Catcote staff.