Welcome to the Hawkswood family
We aim for each of our young people to lead an enriched, successful and happy life by developing the skills, attitudes and qualities for them to move successfully along their life journeys. This includes academic outcomes that reflects the best of their abilities, being able to sustain relationships and employment and maintaining strong resilient mental wellbeing. We encourage and value healthy attitudes to keeping themselves and others safe and well. The wellbeing of everyone is an equal priority as we model our provision around the highest principles to: Empower - Aspire - Achieve.
We follow a reflective and restorative approach with the highest aspiration for everyone. Parents/carers, staff and our students work collaboratively in a solution focused, growth mindset, can-do approach.
Executive Headteacher/ CEO
'We've now finished our workshops in schools. I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you and your students. Libby thoroughly enjoyed each workshop at your schools; your staff were all friendly and supportive and she found your pupils engaging and at times very funny, the young women at Forest Pathways were very serious about their photoshoot!' April 2019
'We also received feedback from our Gold medallist boxer, Lesley Sackey, who said she absolutely loved working with your students and again, made special mention of the supportive and enthusiastic staff at each of your schools.' April 2019
'There were workshops at 'mainstream' schools too, your pupils worked together in a more positive way than we experienced elsewhere, so truly thank you and please pass on our thanks to your students.' April 2019
About Our Provisions
We are a highly ambitious family of provisions which comprises Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Provision (PRUs/AP) as well as specialist provision for ASD. The PRUs and Alternative Provision provide education to borough children and young people between KS1 - 4 who, at some point in their education career, are in need of specialist support and provision for a number of reasons. We provide highly personalised learning and support which is age appropriate, with a clear focus on re – integration, future pathways and progression. Our ASD learners have individual tailored pathways devised to suit individual needs. We believe that securing learner achievement, developing relience and ambition and preparing our young people to successfully embrace life, is the very best definition of what we do.
The PRU and AP provisions are funded by a combination of place led funding and commissioning by schools. The key accountabilities for all provisions and outcomes are, therefore, to schools and parents/carers. All these services are offered in accordance with statutory regulations, requirements and guidance. The quality assurance of all provision is through Ofsted inspection, internal audit and performance monitoring.
PRUs may provide full or part time education. They may offer education directly or can organise packages of educational provision involving other providers, e.g. Further Education colleges and programmes offered by the private (including independent schools) and voluntary sectors. We have 3 PRUs in LBWF and 1 management committee to govern them.
In addition to the PRUs, pupils taught in out of school settings in LBWF are also offered placements in commissioned alternative provisions. This wide range of opportunities is incorporated under the overarching structure of the Hawkswood family. We are in an exciting and transformational phase of development and are currently in the process of adapting to embrace the emerging need of young people in Waltham Forest.