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Broadbeck Learning Centre

Our School Offer

Our aim is to provide pupils with a range of opportunities so that they can reach their full potential.

Key Stages & Education

Pupils in Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 attend Broadbeck Learning Centre.

We deliver a ‘24 hour curriculum’ which is structured around developing pupils through building confidence, self-esteem and trust within a supportive learning environment. This specialised curriculum gives pupils access to a range of academic, vocational, therapeutic and leisure activities, enabling them to become more confident and successful learners.

We also offer after school clubs that support our aim of providing enrichment activities to enable pupils to further explore activities that develop their confidence and aspirations for their future.

Find out what makes our learning centre unique

We provide unique learning opportunities for our pupils to help them engage with learning so that they can develop skills and grow in confidence to become proud members of our learning centre community.

We actively promote well-being and mental health so that our pupils can confidently articulate how they feel and we can provide the right support to help them overcome barriers to learning and their personal development.

Pupils take part in projects to develop a sense of empathy.  For example, to learn more about homelessness they welcome representatives from a local homeless shelter and  during the visit they explore the many ways they can help locals in need.  Activities such as this hfeed into lessons, for example,pupils write letters, wrap presents in teams and hand deliver contributions whilst interacting with members of society.

To promote exercise, pupils take part in a mile walk, yoga or meditation to promote mindfulness to kick start their school day, which also provides them with the chance to work as a team to achieve goals. The sessions have had a positive impact on learning during the day as pupils are more engaged in learning, have more physical and mental energy and develop a strong self-discipline.

To gain an appreciation of the outdoors, pupils access outdoor education where they are given opportunities to explore new activities in and around Yorkshire. To help remove the barriers to learning, the outdoor programme is incorporated with project based learning which discreetly allows for pupils to enjoy subjects that they previously did not.

For example, whilst walking around Pendle Hill pupils will calculate the miles covered during the expedition whilst also reading about its history and exploring the topography of the land by taking photos. The opportunity  allows them to develop their walking and listening skills and also develop and sustain friendships.

During outdoor education sessions, pupils work together to tackle tasks and develop a range of skills that are easily transferable into many aspects of their lives, including both the classroom and their home environment. Participating in new and exciting activities enable pupils to take calculated risks that empower them, resulting in increased confidence and intrigue for their next challenge. Working as part of a team has also helped pupils to develop and sustain relationships with peers and teachers so that they are able to work effectively and master new skills to complete tasks.

We strongly believe in providing our pupils with opportunities to experience the world of work through our work experience programme. Our pupils experience working in a range of industries, which provides them with the opportunity to plan ahead and carve out a future for themselves in an area of interest.

We actively work on developing partnerships with local businesses so that a range of industries are on offer to pupils. The opportunity to experience the work environment provides them with the chance to develop their interpersonal skills as well as instilling a sense of ambition and work ethic. This coupled with our approach in developing their social and emotional skills sets them up to becoming confident and resilient members of both the school and their local communities.

Staffing and Pastoral Care

Our staff have a wealth of experience and qualifications in teaching and caring for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have also received training from Witherslack Group’s Clinical Team, which includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and therapists.

Our staff have a wealth of experience and qualifications in teaching and caring for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have also received training from Witherslack Group’s Clinical Team, which includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and therapists.

Teachers and teaching assistants are extremely well equipped in providing appropriate support to meet the needs of our pupils and establish a positive and engaging learning environment. The education staff consists of a stable and experienced team and the professional development of teachers and teaching assistants is supported through regular internal and external training. This ensures extremely effective teaching practices are in place and lesson activities are well-planned to support learning.

The Pastoral Care Team develop excellent links with parents, carers and families, as well as professionals involved with a pupil. They also provide additional support, when required, to help pupils engage in classes.

We are dedicated to the development of the ‘whole child’, focusing on areas such as independence, self-esteem, resilience, making safe choices and communication. All this support allows each child, whatever their needs, the opportunity to engage and enjoy their education.

The Pastoral Care Team ensure that all pupils’ well-being is constantly reviewed and developed, and that strong links are made between school and home.

Make an enquiry

If you want to explore how we can help a child or young person in your care, contact our referrals team.

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