About HEADS - Hadrian Education and Development Services

This Limited Company was established in 2007 to enable Hadrian School to meet the Extended Services "Core Offer”, these being:

  • To provide Quality Childcare
  • To offer Parenting Support
  • A Varied Menu of Activities
  • Community Access
  • Swift and Easy Referral

As a limited Company by Guarantee HEADS run as a business along side Hadrian School. The profit that the company makes is ring fenced and spent on activities and resources to help Hadrian School meet the “Extended Services Core Offer”.

Our vision of an Effective Extended School is one which benefits:

  • Children
  • Families and our local community
  • Staff, other Professionals and the wider community

How HEADS generates income:

HEADS generate income from a number of different areas:

  • running a range of SEN Training Courses throughout the year for both professionals and parents
  • running a range of First Aid Training Courses
  • sale of publications
  • letting Hadrian School facilities to professionals and our local community

Business Success

Since April 2008 HEADS has generated a turnover of close to £700,00, with contribution of £230,000 being made to Hadrian School.

What impact have HEADS made to Hadrian School?

The profits that HEADS business activities generate have supports the following activities/resources in school:

  • the full costs of running 18 weeks of after school clubs – including staffing and resource costs
  • the full costs of running a 2 week summer playscheme
  • resource costs for a wide range of lunchtime clubs
  • residential experinecs and activities weeks for children
  • a wide range of educational visits for the whole school
  • various educational experiences in school i.e. artists, theatre groups
  • investment in school equipment/resources
  • enabling school to facilitate Confident Parenting Workshops for parents/carers throughout the city
  • adult training courses and workshops for parents/carers, staff and professionals
  • better communication for parents/carers, signposting services, offering an open door policy
  • community access to the facilities out of hours
  • swift and easy referral

What can HEADS offer you?

  • quality SEN training
  • quality First Aid Training
  • advice/consultancy and support
  • quality publications
  • networking
  • an excellent range of facilities

Heads offer Accredited Courses in:

  • Rebound Therapy for SEN – Level 2 One Awards
  • Rebound Therapy Train the Trainers Course Level 3 - One Awards
  • NVQ Level 2/3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in School - City and Guilds
  • A wide range of specialist half day and one day professional CPD opportunities
  • Level 2/3 Qualification in First Aid - Ofqual Acreddited
  • Level 2 Qualifications in Food Safety
  • Level 2 Qualifications in Manual Handling
  • Level 2 Qualifications in Risk Assessment
  • Level 2 Qualifications in Health and Safety
  • Fire Saftey and Fire Warden Training

HEADS run a range of specialist 1-2 day courses throughout the academic year. Our current programme runs training courses on:

  • Moving and Handling
  • P.E for SEN and Mainstream
  • Creative Dance and Arts
  • Behaviour Support for SEN
  • Hydrotherapy Pool Training
  • Makaton for Professionals
  • Confident Parenting Training for Parents/Professionals
  • Rebound Therapy for SEN
  • iPad Training
  • Health and Welfare Training
  • SEN Curriculum Training
  • Driver Awareness Training
  • IOSHH Training
  • Infection Control Training
  • ADHD Training
  • Drama Training
  • Speech and Language Support
  • Phonics
  • Managing Medicines in Schools

Over the last 10 years HEADS have facilitated training courses attended by over 6000 professionals nationally, as well as parents/carers and Hadrian School staff.

Consultancy Advice and Support

As well as running a structured annual training programme, HEADS can also respond flexibly to your needs and facilitate training on request.

We work in partnership with a number of training providers, e.g. EQUALS, The Bridge School, Youth Sports Trust and individual consultants and can tailor a training event to suit your needs.

An excellent range of facilities

HEADS in partnership with Hadrian School can offer your organisation a range of quality and competitively priced facilities available to hire throughout the year:

  • conference venue
  • sports hall - space for sports and arts
  • school hall
  • training suite
  • hydro pool

Feedback and ways forward

Your views, comments and suggestions are important to us to help shape the future deriection of HEADS and to meet the many and varied needs of our stakeholders. Please take time to read through our website and post your messages to use for consideration. Please use the link at the bottom of this page to leave a comment on our twitter account.