There is a successful Social, Emotional and Mental Health Resourced Provision based at the heart of our school which we call Penguins class. All children within the provision have Educational Health Care Plans.
We currently have 8 children who are taught in a calm, consistent way where routine is key to their sense of security. Many of our SEMH children are back in mainstream classes with support provided; Mr Simon Lloyd and his committed team of teaching assistants provide a structured and creative curriculum for the children in their care. The children in our resourced provision make great progress and are actively involved in normal school life including trips, residentials, house activities and school council.
The Penguins provisions is centrally based in the school and have many mainstream friends. When the children are ready, they chose to join their mainstream classes and are fully supported through this transition.
Sometimes they completely transition to mainstream and other times they chose a few favorite lessons to attend instead.