What is Short Stay School?

Short Stay School is a one-term Alternative Provision for KS3 pupils. Pupils, from schools across Portsmouth, are referred through the Inclusion Support Panel (ISP) for our intervention programme. We work, alongside the Turnaround Team, in a relational approach, to develop the social and emotional skills to prepare pupils for successfully returning with the skills to be successful in their mainstream school.

During your time at Short Stay School, we will focus on the following:

  • Emotional literacy
  • Improving communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Identifying barriers to success
  • Strategies for success
  • Improving self-esteem and self-confidence

What will you do in Short Stay School?

Below is the current Short Stay School timetable. Each morning there is a different offsite activity. All English, Maths and other lessons for the day are completed in the afternoons on the Tipner Campus.

The Turnaround Team:

A member of the Turnaround Team will work with you and your family as your lead practitioner, during your time at Short Stay School. The Turnaround Team will then continue to support you once you are back at mainstream school. For the first term back, you will have weekly mentoring sessions with your practitioner, and they can help support your family too.

What do people tell us about their time in Short Stay School?

“Staff were very helpful, kind and understanding” SSS pupil

“…she has helped me think about my decisions and do the best that I can. She has helped me realise the things that I do wrong and not get angry and blame others.” SSS pupil

“I appreciate all the support from the staff at The Harbour School, they were a great support to my son. They were amazing and never gave up trying to support my son. It was the first time I ever felt he was truly included and supported. Thank you so much!” SSS parent

“The whole Turnaround team have been amazing. The support and the compassion shown to my son is beyond words.” SSS parent