"Through an extensive range of physical activities, young people are building their physical fitness, developing their confidence to participate in new leisure activities and understanding how to adopt a healthy lifestyle."

Education Scotland Inspection Report, December 2013

"An enterprising group of senior pupils at Starley Hall School in Burntisland opened ‘A Taste for Fashion’ pop-up shop in Kirkcaldy last week to raise much needed funds for the Kirkcaldy food bank."

Press Release, Mercat Shopping Centre (Kirkcaldy, Fife)

"The staff team was committed to keeping young people safe and well, and to helping them to make the most of the opportunities available. They received very good training and development to help them do a good job."

No 76 Care Service Inspection Report, April 2015

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Starley Hall provides 52 weeks residential care and education placements for young people aged 10-18 years who present with emotional and/or social difficulties and can often be disengaged from all aspects of learning. The school also offers day pupil placements for a small number of young people.

We have developed a multi-disciplinary staff group that is experienced in working with vulnerable young people, some of whom are on the autistic spectrum, have diagnosis of ADHD, attachment disorder and mild to moderate learning difficulties. Some of our young people can present with challenging behaviour and require specialised support and input.

"Whilst working at the pop-up shop, some of my roles and duties were serving customers at the till, dealing with the customers money and change, going around the rails to make sure everything was neat and tidy as well as to make sure nothing was on the floor.

I also had taken my hi-fi to the shop so that there was music played in the background. It was my duty/responsibility to make sure that the music volume was at an acceptable level and to make sure that the music playing was enjoyable for all ages of people."

An excerpt from Yasmine's (young person) work experience summary - "My role and duties" - June 2015

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Our school and main residential provision and accommodation is situated near Burntisland, Fife in grounds which allow young people to experience the outdoors and participate in the life of neighbouring villages. There are two residential houses which offer up to 14 residential placements for males and females.

We have a further three residential houses in the local community which provide placements for young people attending our education provision, mainstream education or are in the process of moving to college or employment. This service is known as Starley Care Services.