Bincombe Valley Primary School

 

The HUB @ Bincombe

 

Welcome

Welcome to The HUB @ Bincombe. We are a Communication and Interaction Inclusion Hub situated at the heart of the school, for children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and associated Communication and Interaction difficulties. We are due to open in November 2023 for our first cohort of children.

Please see our Admissions Policy and Criteria via the link below, for further information.

Admissions Policy and Criteria 

Please email Adam Spokes (Hub Lead Teacher) for further information - aspokes@bincombe.dorset.sch.uk 

The Setting

We are a self-contained Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) base, situated within the main school. We have two large teaching rooms, therapy room, sensory room, resource base and an enclosed outdoor area. In addition to this fantastic space, we have complete access to the school's comprehensive resources, provision and grounds. 

In February, we are excited to add to our outdoor provision with the installation of some new play equipment. When the children return after Spring half term, we will have a new basket swing, sand and water play and a water wall ready for the children to use. We have also purchased some new ride on toys. 

 

 

Staff

Adam Spokes - Inclusion Hub Lead

I joined Bincombe Valley in September 2023. I did my teacher training at Westfield Arts College (specialist provision) and at Holy Trinity Primary School (mainstream provision). Since qualifying, I have worked at a local primary school with varying middle and senior leadership roles. In recent times, I qualified and worked as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). I am very excited to have recently joined Bincombe Valley Primary School.

Kris Hazel - HLTA

I joined Bincombe Valley in October 2023. I have worked at a local primary school in various roles. I have supported children with additional needs as a TA and as a HLTA. I have experience supporting children 1:1, in small groups and teaching whole class groups.

Megan Clark - HLTA

 I joined Bincombe Valley in October 2023. I previously worked and trained at Westfield Arts College, a specialist setting for children with significant SEND needs. 

 

The Curriculum

We ensure that every child's needs are individually planned for during their time in The HUB and we consider what adaptations will enable our children to be successful when they're accessing the main school. All our children will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage or National Curriculum.

Targeted specialist teaching is delivered in order to develop key skills, with a particular focus on social communication and social understanding. This might be delivered on an individualised basis, within small groups or in whole class groups depending on the child's readiness. We work collaboratively with different professionals to ensure our children receive the personalised support they require to thrive. 

 

Tapestry/Assessment

We use Tapestry to celebrate the progress our children make each and every day. We will publish observations, photos and videos that capture our children's successes with their families. We also encourage our families to share successes at home too.

All our children will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) which detail the specific targets and outcomes the children will be working towards. In addition to this, children may also be working towards outcomes on an Occupational Therapy programme, a Speech and Language Therapy programme and/or a Sensory programme.

Teacher assessment against National Curriculum objectives will also help us make a comprehensive assessment of a child's attainment and progress. 

 

Communication

Each child is given a school planner that give our families a wide range of information about the school and how to support their child at school. There is also capacity to record written messages between home and school. At The HUB, we always encourage face-to-face communication where possible. 

We use Tapestry to communicate with families when intimate care or first aid has taken place at school. We will always telephone a parent at the earliest opportunity if we have concerns about your child's wellbeing. 

 

Children's Links

Google Classroom

TT Rockstars

NumBots

Ed Shed

 Accelerated Reader

Our Weekly Blog

In addition to our updates on Tapestry, we keep a simple blog that captures some of our learning each week. Please click on the link below to find our blog.

A Week in The HUB