Secondary > Inclusion

Inclusion Welcome

Our aim is to help build students’ social, academic and independence skills to enable them to become confident young people who understand the world around them and are able to make a positive contribution to the community in which they live.

Inclusion Outline

Area description

  • Enhanced Resourced Facility Is a well-established provision that caters for the needs of students with autism and associated communication and language difficulties.  It is staffed by a team of experienced teaching assistants, some have been supporting young people with autism for more than 15 years. Students within the Enhanced Resource Facility receive a bespoke support package depending on their specific areas of need. The young people within the facility are supported to access the national curriculum and GCSEs. They receive in-class support, teaching to understand and regulate their emotions, teaching to develop their communication and interaction along with a life skills program. Each young person and their family are supported by a keyworker. The keyworker will support with the transition into secondary school and later when the young person transitions into further education or employment.  To access the Enhanced Resource Facility students must have an EHCP provide by a Local Authority.
  • Elmtree is a discrete facility that sits outside of the mainstream school. It provides a calm, quiet and caring environment for young people with autism. Students have a bespoke timetable that includes some national curriculum and GCSE provision along with dedicated time for students to develop key skills needed for independent adult living. To access the Enhanced Resource Facility students must have an EHCP provide by a Local Authority.
  • Apple Tree is a facility aimed at supporting students who require emotional and behavioral support to access a mainstream secondary curriculum. The provision provides consistency and routine, , it helps students establish positive relationships with key staff and provides a multi-agency approach to supporting the young people.   
  • SEND Students with additional needs may also be supported in-class or through tailored intervention programs, they may also be assessed for access arrangements for examinations. 
  • Cherry Tree houses our pastoral team.  The team offers support to all of our students for their personal development and wellbeing. The support offered by the pastoral team includes home / school liaison, mentoring and counselling and restorative justice. Every student belongs to one of four houses and the young people will be cared for by their Head of House.
  • Welcome Group offers support to all of the young people who join us at The Bemrose School mid-year. It helps to orientate the students and allows them to become familiar with the routines and structures of The Bemrose School before they join their peers in mainstream. For students who join us with no or limited English, The Welcome Group provides an intensive English language program in preparation for the young people joining mainstream classes.
  • Night School is a provision for students who have struggled within a mainstream setting. Night School provides great opportunity to build a bespoke programme of study, allowing staff to target the very specific needs of the students. Students follow a full timetable, completing their studies in line with the mainstream curriculum.

All our students with EHCPs have key workers who liaise between home, school and external agencies.

What we provide:

  • Social Skills
  • Literacy Withdrawal
  • Entry Level English
  • Rapid Phonics
  • Lexia
  • Lego Therapy
  • Restorative Justice
  • Understanding Autism
  • Love for Life – Body Confidence
  • B Box
  • Alter Rock
  • Creation Station
  • One to One Mentoring
  • Art Therapy
  • Girls’ Group
  • Boys’ Group
  • Gardening Group
  • Explicit Communication and Understanding Tuition
  • Behaviour Management Plans
  • Home School Liaison
  • Classroom Support
  • Sight/Hearing and Physio Support
  • Transition
  • Post 16 Transition
  • Independence Training
  • Transport Training
  • Break and Lunchtime Support

Inclusion Staff/SEND Support

  • Ms A Kearney : Learning Director SENCO
  • Mr R Handley : Deputy SENCO – Secondary
  • Miss S Perry : Deputy SENCO – Primary
  • Mrs B Broderick : Care and Guidance Team Leader
  • Ms L McAuliffe : Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Literacy
  • Miss G Elliott : Lead Teaching Assistant
  • Miss E Fairbrother : Lead Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs L Hassall : Lead Teaching Assistant
  • Miss J Lambourne : Lead Teaching Assistant
  • Mr D Mendham : Lead Teaching Assistant – Elmtree
  • Mr M Asghar : Teaching Assistant
  • Miss J Barker : Teaching Assistant
  • Mr H Blackshields : Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentice
  • Miss R Bowman : Teaching Assistant
  • Ms M Boyland : Teaching Assistant
  • Ms D Burton : Teaching Assistant
  • Ms D Claire : Teaching Assistant
  • Ms J Deley :  Teaching Assistant
  • Mr S Gaskin : Teaching Assistant
  • Mr B Griffiths : Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentice
  • Mr R Harrison : Seclusion Room Co-ordinator
  • Ms B Hegarty : Teaching Assistant
  • Mr P Illsley : Teaching Assistant
  • Miss S Johnson : Teaching Assistant
  • Mr S Khan : Community Teaching Assistant
  • Miss A Mallet : Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentice
  • Miss L March : Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs S McAuliffe : Teaching Assistant
  • Mr D Millward : Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs S Moss : Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentice
  • Miss D Newbold : Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentice
  • Mrs J O’Reilly : Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentice
  • Mr P Roe : Teaching Assistant
  • Ms D Schrekova : Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs N Shanker : Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentice
  • Miss R Smalls : Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs E Spark  : Teaching Assistant
  • Ms A Thornhill : Teaching Assistant
  • Miss M Treece-Cross : Teaching Assistant
  • Miss M Troscenko : Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs J Viner : Teaching Assistant
  • Miss M Vlnkova : Teaching Assistant
  • Miss F Allen : Appletree Lead
  • Miss A Kelly : Appletree Lead
  • Mr L Chan : Welcome Group Lead

Inclusion Extra – Work

  • Visits/Fieldtrips for each year
  • Residential
  • Life skills visits
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Homework Club
  • Games Club
  • Welcome Group

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