The day starts with a meeting between each Tutor and their student. In these sessions, expectations, targets and responsibilities for the day are set. This sessions can include behaviour expectations, mood discussions and any fear, perceived barriers or concerns shared. The aim is to create a positive beginning to the day which starts ‘fresh’ and optimistic.
Students are organised into teaching groups of between 2 and 4 students, based on their ages, level of special need and current attainment level. Each teaching group has a teacher who works alongside the student’s own Learning Support Assistant, enabling personalised pace and level for all activities within the secure framework of a ‘home-base’. At some points during the day, some students participate in larger group lessons and, at others, engage in one-to-one educational therapies. Core academic subjects are taught by subject specialists and with their own class teacher.
The School Day starts at 8.45am and ends at 3:00 pm and consists of ten 30-minute periods. Enrichment sessions follow the School Day.
Every student’s personalised pathway embraces our core design elements: