Staff and Therapeutic Services

With over 35 years' experience of providing specialist services at the school, the staff at Wilsic Hall pride themselves on offering a highly professional, residential and educational provision.

Therapeutic services
We have a team of over 30 people within Therapeutic Services. The members of the team work together with the individual towards reaching their full potential, alongside those who are important to them. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) aims to enable all staff to understand and meet the needs of the people we support, helping them stay safe and calm enough in the short term to learn the skills that will improve their well-being and engagement in the long term.

The mission of the Therapeutic Team is that:

"We will create opportunities for engagement and communication to improve and increase independence and quality of life for the people we support"

More specific information about our Therapeutic Services can be found here.

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Our recruitment process is thorough and before joining us people’s employment histories are thoroughly checked, references taken up and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks carried out.

Hesley Group is dedicated to improving the performance and self-esteem of its staff in a way that directly improves the quality of life of the people we support. To this end our workforce development department (Hesley People) provides and commissions a comprehensive programme of workforce development activities. To do this we us a blended learning approach which ranges from, delivery in the classroom for most programmes, e-learning where needed, on the job coaching and mentoring, apprenticeships, qualifications both vocational, academic and professional, accredited courses, open learning and further Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

All new staff are required to attend and complete a relevant corporate and service-specific induction programme to their role. These are aimed at meeting national legislation and standards such as the Care Certificate, Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Children's Residential Services'. We also run a comprehensive leadership and management programme which ensures managers have the knowledge, skills and abilities to lead and manage effectively.

Once the above is complete we move on to personal development programmes (CPD) including supervision and ongoing appraisal which are key parts that further develop staff knowledge skills and motivation in order to achieve and maintain a high quality of service for the people we support. 

Staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring wealth of specialist autism, learning disability, training, education and other experience to Wilsic Hall School. 

A highly experienced and specialist multi-disciplinary team, comprising of clinicians, managerial and supporting staff, together with families, will work to optimise the provision of individualised care and therapeutic interventions. 

We have a firm belief in the 'Power of Yet' and this is at the heart of the service offered at Wilsic Hall School. 

Young people are supported by a range of staff including:

• Support staff (days and nights), team leaders, deputy care managers, care managers; and a registered manager who work together to ensure young people receive the care and support they need at all times of day and night;
• The head of education, class teachers, teaching assistants who ensure that teaching and learning is effective;
• The facilities manager and school administrator each lead teams of core and administrative staff who contribute to the smooth running of the school.

A full list of educational posts (including qualifications) and our complete staffing structure is available here.

As providers of care to children and young people with disabilities we have a duty to ensure that our safeguarding processes are robust, comprehensive and transparent. This includes ensuring young people are listened to and concerns acted upon, that our staff teams are trained and competent in supporting young people and that our management and reporting systems meet the standards required by law. All safeguarding approaches are kept under review and up to date with current guidance.