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Our Clubs

Through the provision of a holistic range of services, our Clubs works closely with disabled children, young people, their families and carers to maximise their potential and develop confidence and independence.

Our services continue the learning experience during the week, weekends and holiday time so that children and young people aged between 5-18 years can explore a range of extra-curricular activities. Operating from Arbour House School, children and young people have a safe and familiar environment.

Our contact details can be found here.

Our services:

Our Saturday Club offers activities and visits to places of interest so that the learning and development experience is extended into the local community. Opening times 09:30am until 16:00pm every Saturday, 48 weeks per year.

Our After School Club offers social and creative activities in a safe environment that can be tailored to the child’s needs. Opening times are between 15:30pm until 18:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Holiday Club offers fun activities during the holiday periods. Opening times 09:30am until 16:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during school holidays, except on a Bank Holiday Monday.

  • Saturday club is run every Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm over 48 weeks a year
  • Afterschool club is run Monday to Friday term time from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

We have a full time Team Leader who arranges, delivers and monitor the provisions of activities across our school and in the local community.

We offer a range of activities including arts, crafts, days out and adventure days. We are committed to the emotional and physical well-being of the children. We value the children, and are dedicated to helping them build their self-esteem and realise their own potential. Individuality is celebrated, and children are encouraged to respect and encourage one and other.

Our friendly and experienced staff are committed to providing children with fun and stimulating activities; creating a diverse range of activities that allow children to gain in confidence and realise their own creative potential.

We encourage children to form relationships with one another and support these bonds in their play. Children are constantly given the opportunity to use their imagination through activities. Our creative staff engage with the children, and work with them to express their imagination further.

Our policies and procedures can be found here.

Locations

Our extended services are operated from Arbour House School and College, 15-17 Glendinning Ave, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7UF.

Referrals

Referrals are usually made by the parent/carer but can come from other professionals. This can include Social Services, health care workers and teachers. Referrals need to be submitted to the Team Leader responsible for our extended services.

A booking form will need to be completed along with the information booklet, this gives us the information we would need to support the young person’s individual needs. The form can be sent out by post or via email and a home visits arranged. Young people are unable to begin attending the club prior to the completion of this form.

Booking form can be found here.
Information booklet can be found here.

Staff training

Staff are recruited through interview sessions before starting an induction training programme which is designed and delivered by the in house management team.

Staff attend regular training workshops throughout their employment with Potens to continuously increase their knowledge and skill set to ensure they provide high quality, safe and stimulating environments for children and young people.

On the surface they are fun, energetic welcoming and endlessly enthusiastic, underneath that they are highly trained, calm, in control, empathetic to young people’s needs, professional and equipped to deal with any situations that may arise.

Staff training includes safeguarding children, medication administration, emergency first aid, epilepsy, moving and handling, as well as mandatory training that must be completed by all support staff.

Contact Us

For further information please contact Tegan Powell, Team Leader on 07921469589 or by email: tegan.powell@potens-uk.com

Potens has multiple agencies in various locations around England and Northern Ireland offering suitable accommodation, supported living, domiciliary care and respite or short breaks. Please see our locations page for more information about services in your area, or please contact us to find out more. If you'd like to make a referral, please go here

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