Welcome to Atkinson

Please leave a comment here  – we would like to know what we did well and the areas we may need to work on. If Atkinson has been your home or you have come to visit a friend or relative we’d love to hear about your experience.

 

“Young people make good progress relative to their time in this home.  This is because they receive support from a well-led and child-focused staff team.” OFSTED

 

“We are helping young people to understand and manage their emotions.

 

“We provide a safe and secure home for up to 12 young people aged 10-17. Young people stay with us on a temporary basis when they are experiencing crisis in their lives because they are placing themselves and others at risk, or have a history of absconding from previous placements.

 

“We offer positive intensive support to each young person, giving them opportunities to develop to their full potential. And we reduce their risk so they can return to a positive lifestyle in the community.”

 

Darren Beattie, Atkinson Manager

What's new?

Atkinson Art in County Hall

Jo Olsson, Chief Officer for Children’s Services, has received three pieces of artwork created by young people at the Atkinson Home.  The artwork is based on the screen print portraits of pop artist Andy Warhol and the graphic design work … Continue reading

A greener Atkinson

The Atkinson Home will soon have two Scotty Hot Boxes, made possible as a result of a generous grant provided by The Naturesave Trust (http://naturesave.co.uk/the-naturesave-trust/).  Through the daily running of the Home, there is an amount of waste that can … Continue reading

Jack and the Beanstalk

Throughout December, the Atkinson students have been to see the pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter.  This trip is an integral part of the English curriculum, incorporating a range of skills – listening, following storylines, … Continue reading