Changing Lives...
Creating Futures...

Greatwood is the only organisation that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

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Changing Lives... Creating Futures...

Greatwood is the only organisation that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Education

Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood's educational programmes. View our Policies, view our event calendar and see what educational experts think of us.

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Horses

A former racehorse has much to offer after its period of rehabilitation and Greatwood makes every effort to match the right horse with a carer. Greatwood equine management staff carefully vets all applicants to ensure that ultimately both horse and carer have a long and happy life together.

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Support Greatwood

Donations and support are the life blood of Greatwood. Our work costs Greatwood over £500,000 annually. You can help Greatwood rescue and care for neglected and ill treated former racehorses and educate and inspire children with special educational needs. See how you can help us.

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Greatwood Horse Show

Saturday 30th June 2018

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Greatwood Job Vacancies

New Vacancy - Teacher (NQT considered)
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Assisting with the Rehabilitation of Former Racehorses

GREATWOOD LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAMME FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING THE EFFECTS OF THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA INCLUDING PTSD

Greatwood has piloted a new suite of educational programmes in 2018. H.O.P.E™ focuses on addressing the effects of trauma (including PTSD), aiming to promote Post-Traumatic Growth and personal development. The courses are for, but not limited to, serving and former armed services personnel, reservists, emergency services workers and their families.

The inclusive, interactive and learner focused environment at Greatwood is used as a vehicle for self-development and progression. By utilising Thoroughbred horses, a range of other animals as well as our sensory and vegetable gardens, we work together to support a wide range of personalised targets. These include improved self-esteem, psychological wellbeing and communication skills; in addition to qualifications and experiences that support career transition and instil a belief in a positive future.

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Diary Dates

Greatwood Education Diary Dates

Jul.

26

Volunteer Day
Thursday 26th July

The volunteer training day at Greatwood is designed to assist those wishing to volunteer as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award or for personal satisfaction; or to gain the skills and knowledge they will need to work in an equine environment.

Aug.

06

Hope Programme
at Greatwood Charity

The HOPE programmes have been created to actively improve the lives of those who have experienced trauma.

Aug.

16

Get Going Taster Day
at Greatwood Charity

This course is aimed at 16 – 24 year olds.

Aug.

20

Get Going Course
at Greatwood Charity

This programme delivers a nationally recognised accredited qualification in basic horse care

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Former Racehorses Looking for a Home