School Day

NotepadA Later Start

A 9:30 start allows students who travel from further afield, such as Telford, Rugby, Nuneaton and Solihull, to get to school on time without having to leave home unreasonably early. It also gives students, who live in the local area and travel by public transport, an opportunity to miss the rush hour traffic, which often causes anxiety and may lead to school refusal.

An Earlier Finish

A 2:30 finish allows students, who have to travel far to return home, to miss the evening traffic as this may cause frustration and lead to school refusal. It also allows those students, who live in the local area and travel by public transport, to travel home at a quieter time of day.
A shorter day for our students is also important because the personalised curriculum means that the learning day is quite intense for students. Small groups encourage positive social interactions but still demand engagement at a more intense level than most mainstream schools.

The Length of Lessons

The length of lessons gives us an opportunity to structure the lessons in manageable chunks, with short breaks between tasks, so that students have rest periods between tasks and between the lessons.

  • 'I just want to say how excellent Gareth's EHC annual review was this morning. I have been to many reviews at different schools and I must say I was really impressed with the preparation to ensure all aspects of his plan were addressed and everyone's view included. It was very child focussed and I have come away feeling confident in the school's ability to meet Gareth's needs.  The All About Me work is really valuable, this is something Children's Services in Warwick complete with Children in Care and I'm pleased to see it used in other contexts'.

     

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