“The most valuable outcome for students is a good set of qualifications secured in a culture of love.”
John Tomsett (Headteacher: This Much I Know About Mind Over Matter.)
Ensuring all our students are included and have a fair and equitable access to knowledge and a broad curriculum, is vital. Over the last year we have been further developing inclusion strategies and have designed a bespoke and specialised ‘Learning Centre”.
‘The Learning Centre’ is an inclusion centre, based in school, with a purpose to ensure that all students have a high quality education which enables our students who use the centre to have successful outcomes in a nurturing and safe environment.
There are two parts to our Leaning Centre:
Our Inclusion rooms enable students, who are ready to transition back into mainstream education, to learn and concentrate on a broad and ambitious curriculum. Lessons and content here mirrors the knowledge they would have access to in the classroom. The aim of this strand of our Learning Centre is to ensure a smooth and confident transition back into lessons, where they will continue to progress seamlessly.
These inclusion rooms are staffed by an Inclusion Manager and two Personalised Learning Mentors who are trained in supporting students through their curriculum in readiness for exams. Specialist teaching in Maths and English is also provided and students find the small, focussed, specialist support valuable.
The Well-being rooms are dedicated spaces for students who may need some support emotionally. We have a Well-being Manager and two Well-being Mentors. The Well being rooms can offer short periods of timeout with a view to getting students back into lessons as soon as they are ready. We also offer time to talk, parental engagement opportunities, home visits and restorative mentoring.
How can students access the Well-being room
The Well-being room will be open daily from 8.30am until 3.30pm during term time.
Students can ask for help and support in person during break and lunch times and an appointment will be arranged where appropriate.
Referrals can also be made through the Head of Year.
We encourage and value our student’s voice, and actively involve our students in shaping how the centre will support young people of our School Community moving forwards. If you have any suggestions about the centre please let us know.