Age range

13 to 16 years (Year 9 to Year 11)


The Hub can accommodate up to 9 pupils with a pupil to staff ratio of 2:1.

Core offer

The core offer includes:

  • predictable and safe space that pupils can access when needed, e.g. to support self-regulation
  • bespoke package for each pupil, including an individualised curriculum.=
  • The Hub has a dedicated classroom, which includes workstations and quiet spaces.
  • aim for children to be in mainstream classes 80% of the time
  • equipment and interventions for sensory needs, with a focus on developing self-regulation skills. This includes a sensory room.
  • each pupil has a key worker and they have weekly one to one time with Hub staff
  • support at break and lunchtimes, including for interaction with peers

Links with mainstream

Pupils are expected to spend the majority of their time in mainstream lessons. They receive support from The Hub staff, although this is not full time 1:1.  

Access to outside professionals

Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy support is available. Pupils attend weekly Speech and Language therapy groups.  

Transitions and supporting independence

Potential new pupils are visited in their current setting by staff from The Hub. They are also invited to visit The Hub on multiple occasions, with their parents and on their own if a place is agreed upon.

When pupils move on from The Hub, they are supported to visit future provisions and staff ensure that important information is passed on, including what works well and what speech and language support is needed.

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