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The Riverside Centre


Head of Centre's Welcome


As Head of Riverside I would like to warmly welcome you to our school.


 At Riverside we adopt a holistic approach to education, ensuring that our students not only make the best possible academic progress but also developing the whole person to meet future challenges.


 I hope the information on our website will give you a flavour of our happy, friendly and supportive environment which enables our students to achieve their full potential. - Menna Jackson, Head of Centre

"I just wanted to thank you for all the support you gave me.  I wouldn't have the life I have now without you all!" - Student

The Riverside Centre's aim is to support vulnerable and anxious pupils, rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem in order to reintegrate them back into a mainstream provision 
 

REFERRALS

· Referrals are made by mainstream schools

· All pupils should have an Early Help Record on entry

· A Panel meets regularly to consider referrals


Panel dates:


 October 13th 2016

 December 6th 2016

 January 31st 2017

 March 28th 2017

 May 16th 2017

 July 4th 2017


 Meetings to start at 13:00


LESSONS

· All pupils are taught the core curriculum

· Additional input on social and emotional aspects of learning

· KS4 pupils are entered for GCSEs, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications


PROVISION

· Pupils receive full time education at the Centre

· Small classes (maximum of 12 pupils)

· TA support in all lessons

· Close links with mainstream schools and external agencies

· Targeted individual support

 

 

REINTEGRATION AND OUTREACH AT RIVERSIDE


Riverside has a designated Reintegration Officer and Team, who attends regular reviews for pupils and liaises closely with all mainstream schools.

When a pupil is ready to return to mainstream, a plan is made in partnership with the pupil, parent/carer and school. The pupil is fully supported by the Reintegration Team, ranging from daily checks to full classroom support, following the plan. Every plan is tailored to each individual pupil and reviewed weekly.


Once a pupil is fully reintegrated the Reintegration Team can be contacted if there are any concerns, either by school or parent/carer and follow up sessions will take place.


OUTREACH

An outreach team at Riverside works in partnership with the pupils, parents/carers to ensure that they are fully supported. This works in line with the Safeguarding policy of EOTAS. Home visits are made if a pupil is not in school, whether this is due to anxieties or other circumstances, with an aim to help build the confidence and self- esteem of the young person.

Outreach sessions within the home can also be implemented if the pupil’s anxiety levels are too high and they are unable to attend Riverside. These sessions include visits to the Centre to build confidence with the aim of building up to full attendance.

 

PROGRESS

 

There are regular reviews for all pupils which mainstream schools attend, along with relevant external agencies, in order to track and monitor pupil progress. 



Riverside Waterland Visit September 2016

The autumn sun shone on 23 Riverside students who visited Waterland at Lake 32 in the Cotswold Water Park to learn some new skills and have fun together on the water.

Students and staff had the chance to canoe in Canadian Canoes and try out some Stand Up Paddle Boarding:

  • The autumn sun shone on 23 Riverside students who visited Waterland at Lake 32 in the Cotswold Water Park to learn some new skills and have fun together on the water.
Students and staff had the chance to canoe in Canadian Canoes and try out some Stand Up Paddle Boarding:
    The autumn sun shone on 23 Riverside students who visited Waterland at Lake 32 in the Cotswold Water Park to learn some new skills and have fun together on the water. Students and staff had the chance to canoe in Canadian Canoes and try out some Stand Up Paddle Boarding:
  • Some did more standing up than others
    Some did more standing up than others
  • Everyone got wet!
    Everyone got wet!
  • Well, almost everyone got wet….
    Well, almost everyone got wet….
  • Students rated the day 10 out of 10 and really appreciated the donation from the Commonweal School PTA which made the trip possible, along with the expert tuition provided by the staff at Waterland.
    Students rated the day 10 out of 10 and really appreciated the donation from the Commonweal School PTA which made the trip possible, along with the expert tuition provided by the staff at Waterland.
  • See you next year?
    See you next year?
The autumn sun shone on 23 Riverside students who visited Waterland at Lake 32 in the Cotswold Water Park to learn some new skills and have fun together on the water.
Students and staff had the chance to canoe in Canadian Canoes and try out some Stand Up Paddle Boarding:
The autumn sun shone on 23 Riverside students who visited Waterland at Lake 32 in the Cotswold Water Park to learn some new skills and have fun together on the water. Students and staff had the chance to canoe in Canadian Canoes and try out some Stand Up Paddle Boarding:
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Riverside Centre, Queens Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AR, 01793 618406, [email protected]