Who do we teach?
The GWH Centre “Group Teaching Hub” teaches KS 3 and 4 pupils. The Hub is situated in the schoolroom, on the Children’s Ward, at GWH. It is for pupils who are not in-patients but are unable to attend their home school for medical reasons. These pupils are well enough to leave their home for lessons for a short period, but not yet well enough to return to their home school. Pupils benefit from social inter-action with their peers and leaving their home, albeit for a short period, as they would, if they were well enough to attend school as normal.
What do we teach?
The GWH Centre teachers deliver a learning programme which is planned with the pupil’s home school. Academic focus is on English and Maths. The home school informs the GWH Centre teachers of the appropriate curriculum and provides resources. If this is not possible, teaching is informed by the National Curriculum framework. The pupils benefit from continuity in learning. If a pupil is absent, subject lessons can, and do, resume from where they left off. Subject content is tailored to pupils’ circumstances. Our teaching has to be flexible and adaptable at all times. For instance, pupils have often missed the opportunity to develop key skills, because ill health has resulted in low attendance at their home school. At other times we teach an accelerated programme of coursework and Controlled Assessments, in order to meet exam deadlines.
Academic studies are enhanced with
Preparation for Working Life programme
IAG for post 16 transition
Work experience (if pupils are well enough)
PSHE (Personal, Health and Social Education) through a range of activities such as Art, “The Shed” (therapeutic sessions with horses), Academic Resilience Programme (based on “Young Minds”)
Many of these areas benefit from being delivered within community partnership initiatives.