The Lighthouse Provision is based at Wenlock Junior School and provides support for all schools in the East Neighbourhood.
The provision is staffed by a manager, family worker and 6 BSA's. We also have a Clinical Psychologist based with us for 1 day each week who works with the pupils and their families. We have capacity for 6 full time pupils or equivalent.
Pupils who attend the provision have a range of needs and are referred to us by their base school. They attend on either full time or part time basis and generally remain with us for 2- 3 terms, although some pupils may be supported for longer periods of time.
We offer a range of services including 'Outreach' (supporting and advising within schools), 'In reach' (pupils are brought into the Lighthouse from their base school) and a range of interventions to develop social and emotional skills.
Whilst at the provision the children follow a personalised curriculum designed to meet their individual needs. They study the core subjects of Maths, English and Science but activities are often hands on and practical. Pupils are set targets to help them manage their behaviour and if achieved, will receive a reward trip every fortnight. We try to offer a range of experiences through our reward trips giving pupils opportunity to try things that they may not otherwise have access to such as climbing, caving and golf.
In addition, pupils are offered a range of other opportunities such as art, cookery, PE, social skills, gardening in our own allotment and computing.
There is a great emphasis placed upon building self esteem, resilience and team work as we feel that these are essential to pupils being successful learners in a mainstream classroom.
Ofsted noted recently;
'Pupils with behaviour difficulties are well-supported and often make good progress in their personal development. Some pupils have benefited from the help they have received from attending a specialist support unit. They are making a successful transition back into school, supported effectively by a specialist teacher.'
'The school's close links with the off-site provision used by a few pupils, and with its staff, means that the safety of the pupils concerned is ensured.'
(Ofsted report Someries Junior School May 2013)