The Hub is a unique space for pupils to learn. We have a committed team of staff who ensure that the Different for Different ethos of our school is implemented in an unassuming calm manner.
We support pupils who, for many different reasons, are unable to access some or all of their learning in the main classrooms. We work intensively to raise self-esteem and confidence through a highly individualised programme including enterprise and cookery projects alongside core learning.
We work in conjunction with our sensory room and our Pupil Listener service.
The Sensory Room
What is the Sensory room?
The sensory room, has a range of specialist equipment such as the ball pit, light tubes, projectors, weighted vests, gym balls and fine motor materials.
Why do we have a Sensory room?
The sensory room provides programs for pupils who are having sensory issues. This could be for developing either gross or fine motor skills, vestibular/ proprioceptive needs etc. We also provide Sensory breaks for pupils who need them. This could be through a targeted program or a quick drop in when the classroom becomes too challenging and you need 5 minutes in the ball pit or on a gym ball.
We also work with outside agencies to provide some OT for targeted pupils.
Who uses the Sensory room?
Pupils can be referred to the interventions team, which includes The Hub, Pupil Listener and the Sensory room, by their form tutor, learning leader or a member of SLT. They may also have programs set by outside agencies such as Occupational Therapy.
We also run 2 sensory clubs. Monday’s club is a drop in session and Thursday’s club is by invitation.
Mrs Armstrong leads the learning in the sensory room.
Mrs Smith organises us all and is great to help with Science learning.
Mrs Hazell loves animals and is always around to help anyone who needs it.
Miss Casey helps everyone that uses the Hub, always listens and puts the needs of the children first. She is a bit bonkers though so watch out!
Mrs Armstrong supports pupils with their sensory needs.
Hub Leader: Louise Casey Hub Partners: Miar Smith / Tracey Hazell/Cheryl Armstrong