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."