All pupils admitted to The Bridge have an Education, Health and Care Plan naming The Bridge School as a suitable placement, or are admitted provisionally for assessment as part of this process.
We seek to meet the special educational needs of every pupil as fully as possible, through the provision of a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum (including the National Curriculum). Each pupil has an Individual Education Plan which is reviewed on a termly basis and communicated to parents.
Because the special educational needs of a child may change, their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may become inaccurate and need amending. For this reason, the special needs of every pupil are reviewed once every year.
All parents and carers are required to attend the Review Meeting which is set up to discuss their child’s placement and progress. Individual Education Plans and amendments to the Education, Health and Care Plan are also agreed at this meeting for consideration by the Local Authority. Information is then confirmed and communicated both to parents and the school by the Local Authority.
All parents and carers receive a detailed report at the end of the year in addition to the information provided by the teacher in attendance at the review meeting.
Progress and Achievement
The targets set during the annual review meeting are then broken down into 3 smaller steps. These steps are included every term in the Individual Education Plan which builds into the larger target that was set at annual review.
The Individual Education Plans include a minimum of 3 targets for each child. These are targets that can be applied to the many different subjects the children experience and form the basis of work undertaken in the classroom.
There is a celebration assembly at the end of every week where children are identified as “Stars of the Week”. The children receive a Head Teacher’s Award and a certificate to bring home.
At the end of every term, the class team nominates four children to receive awards in the following categories: Learning, Moving, Friendship and Communication. The children who receive these awards get a certificate and a prize. Attendance certificates are also awarded with categories for improving and good attendance.