TEL : 01229 837258
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Moorfield Independent School Inspection Report
Moorfield Learning Centre Student Handbook
Welcome to Moorfield learning Centre. My name is Robin Adams and I am delighted to introduce myself as the Head teacher at Moorfield Learning Centre.
For the past 20 Years I have undertaken various Senior Leadership roles including being a Head teacher for over 9 years.
The school provides a vibrant, positive and nurturing environment, putting the young person at the heart of everything we do. We provide a range of education and pastoral experiences preparing our young people aged 11-17 for their future. Parents and carers will find a dedicated, committed staff team who build positive, trusting relationships with our young people in a calm learning environment allowing them to overcome any barriers to learning.
I feel extremely fortunate to be joining the school community at this time. I will work tirelessly to further embed the school ethos, preserve the uniqueness of the school and enable our young people to have memorable and life changing experiences that they will look back upon with great fondness and happiness as they grow into adulthood.
Visitors are always welcome at Moorfield Learning Centre and I invite you to come and have a look around and see our school in action.
We are a small Independent School based at Moorfield Street in Barrow-in-Furness. We support young people aged 11-17 with a maximum number of 12 students to progress and succeed in their education and employment.
We do this through high quality learning programmes based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills, meaningful and recognised qualifications. We have extensive experience working with young people who are looked after and that have had challenges within their education provision.
We are really proud to achieve the silver Rights Respecting School award from Unicef. This means our school has been recognised for promoting and teaching our students about their rights and the importance to respect difference and celebrate individuality. The actions and decisions affecting children are rooted in, reviewed and resolved through rights. Children, young people and adults collaborate to develop and maintain a school community based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation; this includes learning
and teaching in a way that respects the rights of both educators and learners and promotes wellbeing.
A parent member of the Rights Respecting Steering Group explained how she had
been included in rights awareness training undertaken by the school and she
considers that the focus on children’s’ rights at the school benefits parents as well
as students. This has enhanced communication with the school.
Children spoke very positively about a range of activities that support them
developing healthy choices and the outside of school visits that support them
learning life skills. All students have 1:1 time with staff to ensure they have regular
conversations about how they are feeling in and out of school.
We celebrated 2 year 12 students leaving after receiving excellent GCSE results, who are now enjoying their first year at Kendal College
We are extremely proud of our 8 students who left Moorfield in 2020 and wish the 7 who have been offered a place at further education of their choice and the 1 student pursuing an apprenticeship the best of luck.
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SAFEGUARDING & PROTECTION
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Moorfield Independent School is proud to announce we are now a registered independent school registered for 12 students.
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Exciting news – ‘Moorfield has achieved the Bronze award with Unicef in becoming a Rights Respecting School’.
We help young people to re-engage with learning, focusing on English, Maths, ICT, building positive and healthy relationships, improving the young person’s emotional resilience and enhancing their skills to make positive choices. We provide a safe place to learn and achieve, in an environment where they feel valued, cared for and feel they belong.
The qualifications and courses we offer:
- Functional skills level 1 English Maths and ICT
- Functional skills level 2 English Maths and ICT
- B.Tec Level 1 award in Jamie Oliver Home cooking skills
- B.Tec level 2 award in Jamie Oliver Home cooking skills
- Asdan Excelsis Award foundation, intermediate and advanced level
- Asdan bronze, silver and gold award
- Asdan Key steps
- Asdan University Award-post 16
- Duke of Edinburgh award
- John Muir award
- Bronze and Silver Arts award
- GCSE Qualifications in Maths, English, Science and History
NCFE CACHE level 1 certificate in Caring for Children
NCFE CACHE level 2 certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)
NCFE level 1 Award Photography
NCFE level 2 Certificate Photography
BTEC First Level 1 and 2 Health and Social Care
- Sports and fitness
- Sex and relationship
- Living independently
- Animal Care
- Hair and Beauty
- Certificate in risk and resilience
- Certificate in health and nutrition
- Certificate in personal safety
- Safeguarding and CSE level 1
- Excursions and visits
- Art therapy
- Work experience placement support
- Behaviour change programme
“I am extremely happy with my son’s progress at Moorfield. He seems like a completely different child. He’s happier, more engaged and will often come home and share what he has done each day. it is such a change from the anxious, depressed person he was before he moved to Moorfiel. Thank you so much to all the staff.”
If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints about our school, visit our contact page where you will get our contact details and also get access to our complaints policy which you can download in a PDF file.
Moorfield Independent School is now an accredited school registered with Kidsafe.
Moorfield achieved the Bronze award in 2019 following the Rights Respecting School programme and have successfully achieved the silver award in July 2020. This award was led by students and we are so proud to everyone that contributed.
Admissions Statement and Referral
All children are entitled to a Full Time Equivalent Education. MLC works in partnership with LA’s to provide this with children missing from education(CME) to fulfil the statutory entitlement and guidance.
We work in partnership with the LA and have a number of students who are dual registered through other schools.
The continuity of education is important for young people to ensure equality, continuity of engagement and inclusion. Following a referral being received at Moorfield to the start of provision for the young person concerned will be no more than 5 days.
Our referral process involves a thorough assessment and planning procedure with the relevant professionals enabling staff to develop an effective individual education plan with the young person. We will endeavour to work closely with families throughout the referral and assessment process to ensure engagement and support is encouraged.
A risk assessment will be requested from the current education provision.
Rachel Arts – Operations Manager:
Central email address: moorfieldlearningcentre@gmail
Robin Adams – Headteacher;
Head of Centre Address; Moorfield Learning Centre, Moorfield Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9RS
Moorfield learning centre is an Independent School for young people aged 11-17 who need additional support
Barrow In Furness
Tel: 01229 837258
Registered school URN number 145465
URN number for Abbey Lodge SC436826