The former home of Victorian poet Algernon Swinburne and formerly a convent, East Dene is set in 10 acres of stunning woodland with views across the English Channel and direct beach access.
An incredibly wide range of supervised outdoor pursuits are offered, along with a selection of academic resources.
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Our qualified and experienced teachers have worked closely with East Dene Centre to develop a range of high quality curriculum-relevant learning resources and activities to help you and your students get the most out of a visit. These cover many subjects and age groups, and are a mix of pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities to support your preferred teaching style.
To find suitable resources, first select the appropriate Key Stage and then scroll down to your subject below.Help OFF Quick Website Intro
SORRY - no Key Stage 1 resources currently available at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
SORRY - no Lower Key Stage 2 resources currently available at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
SORRY - no Upper Key Stage 2 resources currently available at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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We are currently working with East Dene Centre to determine the scope for educational resources and we will be announcing these very soon.
Usually from this stage we publish a list of planned resources within approx. 1 month and actual useable documents within 3-6 months.
The following information is not intended to form a comprehensive access statement; it is provided to highlight particular areas of concern for disabled visitors. We do not warrant that this information is fit for purpose or accurate. Education Destination will happily assist with gathering information in respect of particular concerns, or help you arrange an inspection visit.
To help you determine whether East Dene Centre is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.Help OFF Quick Website Intro
We are awaiting an assessment. If you plan to visit in the near future, please contact us for more details if accessibility is a concern for you.
Many Island venues and attractions, especially those outdoors, have limitations on opening times during the year. Additionally, some have limits on the number of group tours on any given date for safety and capacity reasons.
This section helps you identify whether East Dene Centre has any such restrictions during your preferred visit dates.Help OFF
Group visits are usually half-day or full-day depending on the mix of activities and resources chosen.
Extend your visit with a range of materials from Education Destination or any of dozens of East Dene outdoor pursuits.
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In this section we've highlighted any special clothing or equipment you'll need to bring in order to get the most out of a visit to East Dene CentreHelp OFF Quick Website Intro
There are no special requirements for a visit to East Dene Centre.
One of the most common issues faced by teachers when planning trips is ensuring that all of the relevant paperwork is in place, and that the lead teacher and their assistants are fully briefed about each venue before they arrive.
Our experienced teachers have done most of this work for you. In this section you'll find a sample Risk Assessment covering all of the typical activities undertaken at East Dene Centre by groups of students, along with a detailed "On The Day" Procedure which sets out everything you need to know about the site before you get there.
If there are any other mandatory considerations, such as HSE advice sheets for animal attractions or outdoor activity centres, you'll also find these below.Help OFF Quick Website Intro
A brief overview of East Dene Centre prepared especially for teachers.Download (PDF) →
We do not hold a generic risk assessment for this venue at present, although we are working on this and it will be published in advance of any visits booked here.
We appreciate that you may need to conduct your own assessment, and we will happily arrange a site visit for you. Simply contact us to request this.
Our handy guide to distribute to your adult supervisors just before arrival. This essential document sets out in summary form everything you need to know about the venue, from a useful site navigation map to the locations of toilets and first aid boxes, lost child procedures, special clothing or equipment requirements etc.On-the-Day Procedure (PDF) →
|Activities at East Dene are generally of the outdoor variety.|
|Refreshments will be provided depending on the activity package booked.|
|All staff are first aid trained.|
|There are toilets in the main house.|
|Phone signal is virtually non-existent. Free WiFi in the main house with parental controls.|
Verified feedback from previous group visits...Pauline Stirling, KS5 Head of PSHE & Citizenship | 07/03/2016 | 12 x KS5
"East Dene was great. I really enjoyed it, as did our kids and the French kids."
"Excellent communications in the lead up to our day at East Dene - activities were suggested and then tailored to our needs. Risk assessments and necessary paperwork was provided, all very happy. Prompt communications. Lovely setting, very helpful and friendly staff,ease of organisation."
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Mixed Ability resources are suitable for all ability levels within the specified Key Stage.
You will notice that either ALL aspects of the resource are suitable for all abilities, or that the activities are grouped into sections so that you can direct students accordingly - these resources typically progress in difficulty or offer enrichment tasks for higher ability students.
Lower Ability resources are differentiated especially to appeal to less capable students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities are introduced using less challenging language and feature prompts which are not present in other versions of the resource. For example, in word-finding activities the lower ability version might include letter counts or other clues.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are carefully designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete.
Mid Ability resources are differentiated to appeal to average students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities use carefully considered language and will often be simplified compared to high ability versions of the resource. For example, in mathematics activities numbers might be deliberately rounded to make calculations more straightforward or avoid fractions.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete.
High Ability resources are differentiated especially to appeal to the most capable students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities generally offer more challenging questions, or additional tasks to enrich the overall experience and learning available.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are carefully designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete..