Supporting Individual Needs
The Bridge is the highest-level provision in the academy which supports identified students who would benefit from working in a smaller setting. For example, students who may be suffering from physical or mental health difficulties can access the Bridge as part of their bespoke support package. Also students who work in The Bridge follow their normal timetable and work is provided for them by their subject teachers.
The Personalised Learning Centre is a provision which supports pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Pupils in the PLC also follow a broad curriculum but access more personal development opportunities in order to support their return to the mainstream setting.
We have eight learning support assistants and are in receipt of inclusion funding from the local authority to provide additional staffing which enables pupils with SEND to follow a full curriculum pathway in a mainstream setting. We provide high levels of support for our cohort and parents through the Base where learners are given opportunity to have additional SEN support as well as high quality first wave teaching.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leader provides pupils with access to a range of external agency support. School nurses visit every week and run drop in clinics, we also work with EPIC to pre-empt young offenders, Project 3 offers support with sexualised and/or drug taking behaviours. We also access and signpost support for Young Carers, Parenting and Family support, CAMHS and Doncaster Children’s Service Trust mentoring.