Within Falkland House School, we have three residential houses – Atholl, Fife and the Flat. Each house has a wide range of toys and games to suit all ages, including televisions and a range of DVDs, games consoles, books, jigsaws and board games. There are also pool rooms, a games room a table tennis room, kitchens and a gym hall for pupils to use during their breaks and recreation time.
Pupils and staff have all their meals together and there is a strong emphasis on healthy eating and positive behaviours at meal times. Children are also supported to develop their independence skills, through choosing menus, keeping their rooms tidy and helping with light domestic tasks.
All our Houses are decorated to a very high standard, ensuring a homely, comfortable and safe care environment for children.
Falkland House offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities as part of the 24 hour curriculum. Whilst the pupils thoroughly enjoy the wide range of activities, they are underpinned by the knowledge that they enhance the opportunity for social interaction, achievement and mental wellbeing. The extra-curricular programme promotes pupils’ personal and social development, building independence, cooperation with others and raising self-esteem as well as improving the physical and emotional health of all pupils. Some activities, such as karate, sailing, cookery and social and vocational skills, offer pupils extended opportunities to gain SQA and other certification in their spare time.
As well as using the excellent resources both within the school building and the grounds of Falkland Estate, pupils use a variety of resources around Fife and their home area.
Care Inspectorate 2019- “Very positive, nurturing relationships between young people and the adults caring for them. Young people showed that they were kind and caring towards each other, and had fun. They were proactive in making suggestions and passing on their views, contributing to improvements to the service. There were a range of formal systems, including peer support, through which they did this, in addition to talking directly to the adults.”