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The Archer open day, June 2018

From Gail Mason, of The Archer:

I would like to invite you, families you work with, your colleagues or any other interested parties to our Open Day on Thursday 7 June 2018 from 11am – 2.00 pm.

The Archer (map)
Warsop Lane
NG21 0AG

The Archer is a unique training environment for learners wishing to acquire skills and knowledge necessary for a career within the Hospitality & Catering trade. Learners can undertake real work and be supported to develop skills in line with their goals and qualifications. The Archer trades to the public seven days a week and as learners become more independent, they can experience typical shift patterns giving them a full insight of the bar and restaurant trade.

You will be able to have a tour of our facilities, speak to our staff teams and maybe sample some of our produce.

Also, attached is a copy of our latest prospectus with additional information regarding two further pathways which have been formalised at Landmarks, which offers an alternative way of learner for our learners:-

  • Community Based Learning – which is designed for young people who struggle with traditional class based education and require support/tuition to be in surroundings which are familiar to them – this could be within the learners home or their local community.
  • Work Based Learning – which is suited for learners who are at the stage in their life where they are ready for work and need support to transition into the world of work, but do not wish to access a college or classroom environment. This pathway is designed for learners to access Work Based Learning at an employers premises for 3 days per work, supported by our Job Coaches.

To book onto this event, or if you require any further information please contact Gail Mason on 01246 433788.

Gryff’s Paws for Thought – Dlog update 1

Hi, Gryff here!

Welcome to my Dog Log, or Dlog.

I’m new to Derrymount School; I was recently re-homed from Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre in South Lincolnshire. They looked after me really well until they found me a new home to go to.

What’s great about my new life is that I get to go to work everyday! That’s right; I’m training to be a therapy dog – which to me means I get to play with and get stroked by the lovely students that want to spend time with me.

I’ve settled in really well at Derrymount – everyone has been really friendly with me – and apparently I’m a Grade A student so I’ve progressed well from meeting a few students at a time to being taken into all classes every day to see how everyone is – I’ve even been out for a few walks with the students in the Adventure School option. One student (and teacher) even took me into Nottingham on the bus – that was great fun cos I got to meet loads of pigeons.

One thing I have done a lot of though is sleep – it’s great cos I can just fall asleep in class whenever I want to and when someone wants to stroke me or play with me, they just call me over.

Anyway, all this talk of sleep is making me feel sleepy right now, so I’ll sign off.

Be good, be happy, and if you’re ever not feeling great, come and see me and I’ll cheer you up.


Arnold Foodbank

Arnold foodbank is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:30pm – 3:00pm at Daybrook Baptist Church. Information about getting and giving help is on their website.

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