Elemore Hall is a multi-site Durham County Council Special School for secondary aged pupils who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH). Our vision is “to create a happy, positive, successful and worthwhile place to be for all members of the school community”, in reality we seek to do much more. We work hard to overturn the frustration, rejection, fear of failure, lack of self-confidence and poor self-worth that many of the pupils who are referred to Elemore arrive with and we rebuild pupils, socially and academically, so that they are better prepared for leaving school and life post 16. Our school based curriculum offers pupils the opportunity to achieve success in the classroom and to build on this leading to qualifications such as GCSEs and BTecs in a range of subjects that we have carefully chosen to provide a broad and appropriate launch pad for post 16 choices. Outside the classroom our social curriculum and enrichment programme offers pupils a wide range of regular and adhoc activities to help develop their personal and social skills and life experiences. Most pupils take part in the extended day provision (until 5.30pm or 7.30pm on different nights) and/or residency (up to 4 nights per week) – these add a highly valued extra dimension to the educational provision at Elemore.
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