At OAC, we believe that children should be able to thrive in nurturing environment. ‘The Hive’ was introduced in March 2021 to provide an more specialist environment for some children who’s needs cannot be met in the mainstream classroom alone but do not require specialist education.
‘The Hive’ is located in our Pastoral space and is a warm and welcoming environment focusing on social and emotional skills and where children can access learning at an appropriate level. The Hive provides us with a space to embed a bespoke curriculums for our pupils who have additional needs. Bespoke interventions that are matched to specific EHCP outcomes, intensive SALT therapy and Emergency English interventions all take place here daily.
The Hive is also the home of our Pastoral team and Designated Safeguarding Lead and as such is a place children can go to support self regulation and have time to talk sessions to discuss any worries or concerns. Within The Hive there is breakfast club where places are allocated for our most vulnerable children. Each day there is a lunchtime club for those who find the playground challenging and need structure to their lunchtime break. The pupils can socialise with their peers and enjoy the structured activities. In The Hive there are also regular social groups, 1:1 sessions and ELSA interventions to support children with their emotions.
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