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2Bridges


Aims of 2Bridges

The 2Bridges Provision is designed to reinforce the school’s existing behaviour policy by providing an opportunity for individual, diagnostic and therapeutic work in dealing with challenging student behaviour. This involves working effectively with individual students who are experiencing significant difficulties, their parents/carers, school staff as well as external agencies in order to identify and overcome the barriers preventing their learning. In turn, we aim to offer appropriate support to assist them in achieving their effective reintegration back into a learning environment.

We also support the Academy in providing coaching and guidance to staff on dealing with challenging behaviour.

Where is the 2Bridges?

It is situated on the first-floor mezzanine corridor in the Huxley building.

Whilst they are in 2Bridges students will:
Have an individualised intervention plan created to set targets for their academic work and behaviour. Robust systems are then used to monitor their progress towards meeting these targets and early intervention is initiated where students are falling short of their expected levels
Be placed on a consequences ladder to help them understand the impact of their behaviours and actions
Take part in group or individual sessions focussing on acquiring essential behaviour for learning skills
Receive a rich diet of extra-curricular activities such as sports, cooking, art and technology projects
Have regular meetings organised to review their placement in order to determine the need for and nature of further support.

Curriculum offer

Students have an entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum in line with the school’s curriculum and special educational needs policy. The curriculum planning for individual students attending the 2Bridges Provision focuses on engaging their learning and raising their self-esteem and wherever possible, encompasses relevant Key Stage topics:


How 2Bridges works:

Pupils in 2Bridges will be separated from the rest of the school, including at break and lunchtime.
Students will wear a different uniform when they are in 2Bridges, and will be expected to be in full uniform at all times. Parents will pay a deposit for the loan of the uniform, which will be refunded when it is returned in full and cleaned.
Pupils will attend from 10:00 until 16:00, Monday to Thursday. The timings for Friday are 10:00 until 15:30 to allow staff to complete essential data tracking and monitoring tasks at the close of the week.
All usual school rules relating to uniform, behaviour, equipment and attendance must be adhered to
Parents will be regularly informed of their child’s progress by phone, letter or meeting
Students and parents will need to attend regular ‘Assessment Meetings’. Students will not be considered for reintegration to normal lessons until they have had at least two positive Assessment Meetings.

Who are the 2Bridges staff?

Staff

Responsibility

Mr Fasal Hussain

2Bridges Curriculum Leader – qualified teacher timetabled to deliver an academic and pastoral curriculum in 2Bridges and to take a strategic overview of the provision. Key Worker for up to three students. Monitors student’s progress and facilitates their reintegration into mainstream or alternative provision. Coordinates support from external agencies. Provides behavioural support to the Academy, including CPD and coaching.

Ms Latisha Thomas

2Bridges Manager – manages the day-to-day operation of the 2Bridges Provision. Key Worker for up to three students and Line manager for other Key Workers within the Provision. Delivers mentoring programmes to groups of students in the Academy on issues surrounding staying safe and positive relationships. Provides guidance and support, particularly with the emotional and social needs of the students.

Mr Anthony Lander

Inclusion Support Worker – Specialist mentor and teaching assistant. Key Worker for up to three Key Stage 3 students in the 2Bridges Provision. Delivers sports clubs to groups of students in the Academy. Provides guidance and support, particularly with the emotional and social needs of the students.

Ms Sadya Carrim

Inclusion Support Worker – Specialist mentor and teaching assistant. Key Worker for up to three Key Stage 4 students in the 2Bridges Provision. Provides guidance and support, particularly with the emotional and social needs of the students.