Supporting Individual Needs
The Bridge is a provision in the academy where a very small minority of students can be supported in a smaller setting. Students working in The Bridge follow their normal timetable and work is provided by their subject teachers.
Some students with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties are also supported.
We have five learning support assistants and two Higher Level Teaching Assistants and are in receipt of inclusion funding from the local authority to provide additional staffing which enables students with SEND to follow a full curriculum pathway in a mainstream setting.
Our Designated Safeguarding team provides students with access to a range of support both in-house and from external agencies. A school nurse visits every week, via a referral process and also runs drop in clinics around sexual health. We also access and signpost support for Young Carers, Support with sexualised and /or drug taking behaviours and Young Mind Matters. Our Safeguarding lead also completes referrals to Early Help for Early Intervention support for families, including parenting support.