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We are based in Moreton’s on site alternative provision centre – The Success Centre.
We cater for students who are experiencing significant challenge meeting the standards and expectations we maintain in all classrooms. This could be for a variety of academic and personal reasons.
We have a separate space based down in the Inclusion zone where we can conduct small group work with students to follow what they have been doing in lessons and we also offer targeted interventions to support the students’ needs to enable a smooth transition back into either the main school or an alternative school.
The mix of lessons, group work and 1 on1 intervention allows us to address the issues the students are presenting during their time of challenge.
We work closely with parents and external agencies to fully support the students we have in the centre.
We ensure students accessing alternative provision are accessing the curriculum, and it’s important that students receive the support they need to enable them to be able to access lessons in the main school.
Staff leading The Success Centre are hugely experienced and make use of a plethora of testing strategies that focus on fundamental skills rooted in literacy, numeracy and emotional literacy and identifying any barriers there may be to learning. Students accessing The Success Centre are supported in their reintegration to lessons with the support of our Success Centre Teaching Assistant.
The holistic approach of the centre enables students to have a period of reflection in order for them to make the improvements required to be a successful student at Moreton School.
Eden provides an effective and incredibly successful working environment, specialist resources and key worker support for students with SEND. Eden has a social skills area which is the hub of the centre and students are encouraged to invite friends in and engage in social activities The centre has a quiet space that students value considerably as they are used for quiet/chill time.
Our students are provided with support, guidance, extra tuition and nurturing via Eden that allows them to reach their full academic and social potential. Inclusiveness is promoted at all levels of the school with all staff and students working collaboratively for the benefit of all students.
The focus is on the individual, enabling appropriately supported participation in the mainstream school according to needs, abilities and strengths. The Eden centre prides itself on having a ‘long term vision’ for each student, as a result we see developing independence and increasing confidence as a high priority to allow for smooth transition into further education and indeed adulthood.
Essential elements of the provision are:
- Specialist teaching and support staff to help plan and support the students’ time in mainstream settings and to deliver supplementary programmes of work
- Rooms that provide a safe haven away from the pressures of the mainstream
- An autism friendly environment that reduces sensory discomfort
- Self-regulation room
- Sensory room
- Bases for individual and small group intervention
- Delivery of a personalised curriculum to meet individual needs
- Access to specialist resources
- Close working relationships with parents
- Training and support for all school staff in areas of SEND
- Close links with external services to ensure continuity of care and education for all students
In summary, SEND students thrive at Moreton School. Key to this is their hard work and endeavour that runs parallel with the bespoke support the Eden centre provides to each individual student. This support allows students to access the mainstream teaching environment at the same time as ensuring key skills for life beyond school such as independence, flexibility of mind, confidence and self-esteem are developed.