Safe, calm & nurturing
Our schools offers a safe, calm and nurturing learning environment in which pupils are supported to reach their potential. Our holistic, therapeutic approach promotes positive relationships, self-discipline, self-esteem, and resilience, enabling pupils to make excellent progress in line with their learning needs and individual starting points. We are attachment and trauma-informed, so we work sensitively to enable pupils to feel safe, included within the school community, and attend regularly.
Pupils benefit from small, friendly classes – no more than 7 pupils per class – where Teachers and Progress Engagement Guides (PEGs) build trusting relationships, which form the basis for our way of working. Our professional team acknowledges the uniqueness of each pupil by identifying individual strengths and needs and differentiating the curriculum accordingly.
Pupils' needs are regularly reviewed by the SEN team, which includes the Head Teacher, SENCo, and Speech and Language Therapist, and interventions are delivered by all staff in the school.
THE POLAR RE-START CENTRE
Polar is a multiple resource re-start centre designed to prepare young people for the transition they face when moving to a new school after a change of placement or when moving into the area from another local authority. We also support young people to transition back to their school during and following exclusion or long term absence.
A learning to learn programme will be offered to the young person where they can start to familiarise themselves again with the expectations of a school day, such as time management, responsibility and the need for organisation and preparation.
"My child has come on in leaps and bounds at ISP school. The teachers are so helpful and very caring and always keep me in the loop on a daily basis. I cannot say enough good things about this school."
Tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.