My Choice School

My Choice is committed to increasing access to education and support

school support

My Choice School has a proven support structure in place with an innovative educational approach and are passionate about teaching all children.

My Choice School

Enhance the self esteem of all students and promote positive behaviour.

Develop achievement and skills in all students.

Education and Support

My Choice Children’s Homes aims to support the educational achievement of all young people in the setting that is the most appropriate to their needs.

Young people who attend settings including schools, alternative centres for education or colleges will be supported to maintain their placement through proactive involvement from their homes.

Young people at My Choice who have difficulty accessing school due to their complex needs may be able to access My Choice School.

My Choice School

My Choice School is managed by the Head of Education and Headteacher and is available at 2 sites for Year7 to Year11.

My Choice School Arundel: a small school site in West Sussex. My Choice School Arundel has a core team of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, 3 teachers and 3 TAs.

My Choice School Oak House: a school provision in East Sussex within a children’s home setting.

Ethos and Values

My Choice School views each student as an individual with potential to succeed. We have a holistic approach to learning, incorporating their emotional and social development. We provide a curriculum to suit the needs and abilities of each student. We aim to provide a safe environment in which each student can engage in positive activities, develop their social skills, establish a routine that complements their learning style where they can develop their basic skills and build the foundation on which further learning can take place.

Aims of the School

• To develop the self esteem of all students and encourage sound choices in their behaviour.
• To develop a desire to achieve and learn new skills in all students.
• To involve students and parents / carers in a holistic approach to education and build a successful partnership between home and school.
• To prepare students for adult life.
• To ensure that all Year 11 students achieve a place at post 16 provision or employment

The following information is available in the school’s prospectus Oak House 2020- 2021 and Arundel 2020-2021

Contact details for:

• The school
• The Head of Education – Annie Murphy
• The Headteacher – Jennifer Durlston Powell
• The Deputy Headteacher and DSL – Clare Wye
• Proprietor

My Choice School has the following policies which can be made available to parents and carers either by post or email.
Please contact Annie Murphy, Head of Education at a.murphy@my-choice-homes.com to request:

• Acceptable Use Agreement for Staff
• Acceptable Use Agreement for Students
• Admission
• Administration of medication
• Anti bullying
• Assessment
• Behaviour management
• CME
Child protection and safeguarding
Child protection and safeguarding My Choice School Oak House
• Complaints
• Computer and internet
• Curriculum
• The DBS
• EAL
• Exam
• Exclusion
• First aid
• GDPR
• Health and safety of students on educational visits
• Health and safety
• Marking
• MFL
• Preventing extremism and radicalisation
Procedures for managing allegations against people who work with children 
• Reading
• Risk assessment
• SEND
• SMSC
• Student complaints
• Whistle blowing
• Work experience

Additional links:

• Ofsted inspections 2017 Arundel and Oak House
• Ofsted inspections 2019 Arundel and 2020 Oak House