Key Stage 3 Provision

Nurture Group

Our nurture provision is a small, safe and structured environment in which pupils are given opportunities to develop emotionally and socially. We concentrate on three key areas:

  1. The development of self-esteem
  2. The use of play to teach social skills
  3. Developing language for communication

This group is largely for those students who have found the transition to secondary school a cause of stress and sometimes for those students who may need to be considered for more specialist provision. It is staffed by the KS3 manager, who is an experienced teacher and Nurture Group trained and an experienced Teaching Assistant.

Year 7 / 8 Group

This provision provides direct support to young people who, for a variety of reasons, have difficulties managing their emotions and behaviour to the extent it significantly affects their ability to participate in learning and develop relationships. We build on and develop students’ strengths and interests in order to cultivate a sense of achievement and success.Our aim is to encourage our students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.This may take the form of individual work, small group work and work with families.

Medical Group

This provision is for young people who may be recovering from illness or whose mental health has prevented them from attending school regularly. Pupils follow a broadly academic timetable but also access vital support packages to help them meet their additional emotional, social and behavioural needs. Staff participate regularly in professional network meetings and work with parents, carers and other external agencies in order to support pupils and help them reintegrate back into mainstream school.