The Hub is an attractive new school build at Haughmond Federation that provides a safe and predictable structured environment. It provides, opportunities for children to revisit early missed ‘nurturing’ experiences, a supportive, caring, and attractive environment. The Hub team invest lots of energy into providing additional support to close gaps in early nurturing and social experiences as well as enabling the children to close gaps academically. Our staff work on building positive relationships. There is a strong emphasis on the development of language and communication skills which is an essential strategy to support those children who have difficulties with their social, emotional and mental health or display challenging behaviours.
It is of great importance to our Federation that each child is valued for their uniqueness.
Haughmond Federation Commitment to Inclusion
The Hub team work closely with the Federation’s Safeguarding team, SEND Leader and SLT.
We endeavour to respect and support every child. An equity lense will be used to respond to each child’s needs, taking into consideration their:
· Life experiences
· Communication needs
· Learning needs
· Emotional, social and mental health needs
· Developmental needs
· Provide a small scale setting where children can experience nurturing support from skilled staff
· Break down barriers to learning
· Have a predictable, calm and purposeful environment and timetable
· Develop self-esteem and social skills
· Develop positive relationships between adults and children, building trust, confidence and reliability.
· Develop responsibility for oneself and others and understand appropriate behaviour
· Help children make decisions and sensible choices by understanding the consequences that certain behaviour has
· Work in partnership with parents/carer and class teachers to achieve consistency
· Prevent possible exclusion
The Hub Team
Mrs Thain - Inclusion Leader and Deputy Head teacher
Mr Mavin – SEND Specialist Class Teacher and member of SLT
Mrs McGrath - Nurture Leader
Mrs Barnils – KS1 Lead Teaching Assistant
Mrs Braddick – Teaching Assistant
Miss Bradley – Teaching Assistant
Our curriculum is blended with main class learning experiences and a strong emphasis on PSHE. We aim to develop a greater understanding of the six main emotions by delivering lessons from Finding Your Way Emotional Literacy by Kay Brophy and we follow the PSHE Association.
Our aim for each child to reintegrate back into their mainstream classroom for increased periods of time or even full-time. If not, we will work with external agencies to support a journey towards children access a specialist provision outside of Haughmond Federation.
We will continue to be recognised as an inclusive setting that works tirelessly to push the boundaries of a school’s role in the community.
We are the creative, inclusive school team who are finding solutions to current exclusion trends in the county.
What are parents saying about us?
“Absolutely amazing. So, so proud of him. An excellent week all round. Really has done himself proud. Well done Mrs Thain and the school crew.”
“Thank you so much for your message. It’s brought me to tears. We can see so much change in him. He can’t wait to tell us about his day especially about when he’s found it hard but decided to come back to The Hub. THE Hub and your support has been absolutely what ‘X’ needed. We can’t wait to see what the next half term brings.”