The Hub - Miss Hall 2020 - 2021

The Hub

During the first few weeks back, the children will be helped to settle into the daily routine of school life by a team of staff very experienced in working with pupils who have additional needs. As The Hub is a total communication environment, children are supported through a comprehensive range of visual symbols. This aids the children in knowing what is happening now and next and helps them understand the behavioural expectations of the classroom. Children are taught how to communicate their wants and needs through the use of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication SYSTEM) and the majority of their academic learning is taught and assessed using this method.

To address the needs of our children we maintain a strong focus on the teaching of pro-social behaviours, emotional regulation strategies and the development of life-skills and independence. The Hub timetable provides ample opportunity for our children to engage in a diverse range of sensory and physical activities all within a safe and secure environment.

Over the coming weeks, the children will be learning about animals. They will explore different pets as well as wild animals, learning the name for each animal and listening to the sounds that they make.

We look forward to an exciting and action-packed term!

Miss Hall

Miss Hall is The Hub class teacher. The Hub team also includes Miss Wright and Miss Manson. Mrs Cooper teaches The Hub’s music lesson on Tuesday afternoons.

In The Hub we follow the Autism Education Trust framework for planning and assessment. The morning consists of a range of activities designed to meet communication, language, numeracy and social and emotional development targets. The children access a Sensory Circuit session twice a day and visit a local gym on Wednesday afternoons to promote sensory regulation and gross-motor skill development.

What does your child need to bring to school every day?

Please ensure that your child has a labelled water bottle in school every day so that they can access a drink throughout the school day.

Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. The school does not have a supply of spare clothes for children so it is essential that they are well dressed e.g. a waterproof coat with a hood for wet weather and have spare clothes to change in to if they have an accident.

The gym

Our gym day is Wednesday. Please make sure that your child has a named kit, which includes black pumps or trainers, black shorts and either a green or white t-shirt.

Attendance

Excellent attendance is vital for achieving your child’s potential. The classroom door opens at 8:40am for morning registration. There will be a member of The Hub team waiting at the classroom door to welcome your child. If you have a message for your child's class teacher, unless it is urgent, if possible, please arrange to speak to her at the end of the school day as mornings are a busy time inside the classroom.

It is important that children arrive on time for school every day. This helps them to settle into the school day quickly and calmly. This has a positive impact on their ability to engage in their learning. 

School finishes at 3.05 and children need to be collected from The Hub gate at this time.

Supporting your child

Individual targets for each child are set in collaboration with other professionals such as speech therapists and educational psychologists. These will be shared with parents each term by way of the SEN Implementation Plan. These plans are regularly updated to reflect the progress that the children are making along with input from parents and other external professionals. Miss Hall is happy to discuss any aspect of your child’s targets and can support you in ways to help your child best achieve these.

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Contact the School

Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 8QS

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Dominique Griffiths

Tel: 01270 685666
admin@wistastonacademytrust.co.uk

SEN Contact: Stephanie Tew

SEN Email: stew@wistastonacademytrust.co.uk