Learning clubs for SEN schools

Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm in south east London. We occupy a 2.2 acre site on the bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe. Education is core to what we do at the Farm and we currently offer a wide and varied range of courses, training projects for adults with learning disabilities and workshops for local schools.

This year we are working with two Outstanding Southwark Special Education Schools to develop a pilot programme of weekly sessions at the Farm. Thanks to Newcomen Collett Foundation for funding the initial research and engagement phase of this project.

During the summer term we’ll be working with the two schools to provide their young people with educational, therapeutic and creative opportunities through activities which develop their social skills, emotional resilience, confidence, knowledge and understanding of the world.

We aim, by fully engaging schools and working alongside them to evaluate and adjust the programme, to create and demonstrate a valued student experience and a long-term programme which can be reused and individualised for future groups and schools.

Throughout this project we are also looking into ways of making the Farm more accessible for SEN school self-led visits and have developed a survey to find out where we should focus improvements. If you are an educator working with young people with special educational needs we’d love to hear from you, please click here for a link to the survey.

If you are interested in being involved in the project in the future or would like to bring your SEN class for a one-off workshop please get in touch by emailing Kirsty Green, our Education Outreach Coordinator.



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