Every resident polled said that they were very satisfied with
life at School Court.
They listed security as being the most important factor to them
in living at the scheme, with independence and companionship being
a close second and third.
Over 93 percent of the residents, some of whom have lived at the
scheme for over seven years, gave staff at School Court a "very
good" or "excellent" rating at being easy to talk to and
The scheme also got a near-perfect score for the quality of care
provided, with everyone voting it excellent or very good, an
improvement of six percent since last year.
33 of the scheme's 47 residents took part in the day, which was
hosted by the quality team, Fiona Robbins and Michael Spellman.
Four School Court residents have also voted by post, and these
votes will be counted later in the week.
Fiona said that the result was the best ever for The ExtraCare
Charitable Trust. "We usually get good results, but we've never had
everyone say it was excellent before," she said. "I'm really
The survey coincided with residents and staff at School Court
enjoying Back to School Day. Scheme manager Lynn Bate dressed as a
headmistress, wearing a black gown and carrying a cane and bell,
and other members of staff wore school uniforms.
Many residents chose to dress up in pigtails and ties to enjoy
the day, as well as taking part in school-style events such as hand
inspections, standing up to greet the teacher and learning to
recite tongue twisters.
Pictures (clockwise from top)
Residents and staff at School Court, Hednesford, dress up for a
"back to school" day.
Resident Martha Wood, known as Pat, is all smiles on Back to
Dot Bate shows off her tie and pigtails on Back to School Day at
School Court in Hednesford.
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