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 develop 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. - Chris Mawdsley, Head of Centre
· Referrals are made by mainstream schools
· All pupils should have an Early Help Record on entry
· A Panel meets regularly to consider referrals
· 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
· 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.
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.
There are regular reviews for all pupils which mainstream schools attend, along with relevant external agencies, in order to track and monitor pupil progress.
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: