Alternative Curriculum

PTT Overview
PTT identifies and recognises the individual needs of each pupil. Interventions, strategies and support are put in place to reduce anxiety and promote independence.

In PTT a programme of sensitive but persistent interventions, strategies and support is put in place to engage the individual pupil yet minimise regression and discover and develop potential. In this respect it is important that expectations are high but realistic based on careful assessment. This will include the strengths and individual needs of a person, their level of functioning and an assessment of the support they will need.

PTT provision

  • To promote self-belief
  • To maintain a safe, calm predictable environment
  • To reduce anxiety
  • To support inclusion
  • To raise self-esteem
  • To increase tolerance of others
  • To build resilience
  • Specialist, familiar, consistent staff
  • Social groups
  • Develop Independence, Communication and Emotional Regulation skills
  • Time out
  • Flexible approach to timetable
  • Consolidate learning
  • Develop and build upon individual strengths and talents
  • To encourage and motivate
  • Collaborative working with SALT team
  • 1:1 support
  • Personal tutorials (Talk time)
  • Personalised timetables
  • Independent work stations
  • TEACCH Structure
  • Alternative dining area
  • Coping strategies
  • Small group work
  • Reflection
  • Social skills

Overall aim is to give the pupils the tools to be able to recognise and manage their anxieties and therefore be able to reintegrate into whole class learning.

The HUB
Our Vision

  • Immediate Support
  • Planned Support
  • Alternative Support
  • Therapeutic Approach
  • Helping pupils understand emotional resilience

About Us

  • Small group environment that carefully observes where the individual pupils would be successful and adapt accordingly.
  • All decisions around pupil referrals are systemically dealt with by experienced team of professionals and monitored closely for review.
  • The HUB incorporates the Stony Dean School vison and values through a personalised support programme.

Our Overall Aims

  • Improve participation, development and engagement
  • Reduce permanent and fixed term exclusions by motivating students engagement through learning.
  • Pupil input through a personalised curriculum that involves participation through both the school and local community.
  • Offer flexible provisions and targeted interventions for groups of pupils to remove their barriers to learning. All this is delivered with consistency and understanding.
  • It is a carefully managed environment where procedures and expectations are clearly presented.
  • Intrinsic to this is the holistic approach using both positive language and positive behaviour strategies.

Personalised Curriculum:

  • Bush craft
  • Sports Coaches
  • Fishing
  • Community projects and work experience
  • Art Therapy
  • PT Training
  • Animal Therapy
  • Music Therapy