Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Admissions

 Admissions.

INSPIRE is an alternative education centre that caters for children from reception to year 8. We have classes that can be accessed through the local authority for students within years 6, 7 and 8. The other two classes in which schools can refer students in to, the Intervention and Prevention classes, cater for children from Reception to year 6. INSPIRE only accept referrals from the Local Authority to access the other classes. To access the Intervention or Prevention class schools should contact INSPIRE on 01782 883777 to request a referral form. More information about our LA Classes and our School Referral Classes can be found below.

 

Shining Stars (One of the Local Authority Class Provisions).

Here in Shining Stars we offer a calm classroom with a small group setting. Two adults and a maximum of 5 children. We follow an EYFS/ Key Stage one curriculum.

There is a clear and consistent daily routine, this includes morning routine and songs to accompany this, using the same table / member of staff for Maths and English. All staff in class use clear, simple instructions with consistent language, using pupil’s names at the start of instructions to ensure that attention has been gained.

We believe in a work first play after approach to learning. In class you will find a carousel of sensory, Maths and English activities, for the children to access independently. All of these activities have been specially selected to help the children in different areas of need, such as fine and gross motor skills, letter and number formation, sharing, shapes and colours. Staff can then work 1:1 with pupils to give them extra support where needed and extend their knowledge and skills. Working 1:1 with pupils can also give them the confidence to try something independently next time.

Afternoons include PSHE, Mindfulness, topic work and daily phonic sessions.

We have a dedicated library area with a wide variety of stories and cushions to relax on.

Our class rules are clear and simple

  • Kind hands

  • Kind feet

  • Kind words

  • Try your best with your work

When faced with challenging behaviour staff take a firm but fair approach. Staff are mindful to follow through with consequences, following a we do what we say approach. All staff model turn taking, sharing and positive attitude towards everyone in class. Staff build a positive relationship with all pupils to help them to gain trust in adults. This encourages pupils to talk to staff if they have a problem and allows the pupils to let adults help them.

 

 

Information about the Intervention Class Placement  (One of the School referral classes).

The Intervention class is a six week part time programme that aims to help children to feel happy, safe, complete work and achieve in their school. We work closely with professionals, schools and families.

We work with schools to prevent children of risk of permanent exclusion, by having regular contact and regular input with the referring school and with families.

The class uses a range of tools to help children understand their behaviours and the impact it can have on their time in school.

The Intervention Class focus on three subjects;

* Literacy

* Numeracy

* Personal Skills

All work is differentiated for age and ability however all children will work on the same topic.

 

To access the Intervention Class professionals will need to request a Welcome Pack and a referral form. Once the form is complete and returned, a place will be allocated to the pupil and the school. Depending the date of referrals, placement can commence from the start of a new week (Monday).

Part of the Placement; Transport can be arranged for pupils attending the Intervention Class, this will be discussed with the Inspire Manager: Amy Clewlow

To for a Welcome pack / referral form please email;

Amy Clewlow — aclewlow@watermillschool.co.uk Inspire Manager

Katie Hill — khill1@watermillschool.co.uk Class lead

 

*A signed SLA will secure and confirm placements, this can be requested from Katie Hill directly.

 

Timetable Intervention Class (Monday- Wednesday)

12.00—12.20 Lunch.

12.20—12.30 – Starter activity

12.45 – 1.15 Literacy

1.15 – 1.45 Numeracy

1.45-2.05 Personal Skills

2.05 – 2.10 – End of day activity

2.15-2.30 Choice Time

2.30 Home Time

 

Break down of the week:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are class based session. The children will have their lunch and then enter the classroom ready for their afternoon learning.

 

Thursday is the family learning session. Students will attend with a member of their family to engage with crafts or baking activities ran by Mrs Price (Family co-ordinator) and Mrs Hill (Class Lead) on a Thursday 10.00 until 12.20

 

Friday the children will remain at the referring school. A member of the Intervention class will attend the school for an hour to offer support or recommendations.

 

Referring school;

Support will be requested for a minimum of one class based session. This keeps ties open with the school and allows professionals from different settings to share recommendations and strategies to better meet the needs of the child.

 

Classroom Rules:

  • To use safe behaviour in and outside the classroom

  • To complete all work set

  • To use kind and appropriate words

  • To listen to the adults

  • Make ‘good’ choices

  • Be happy and have fun

 

 

Prevention class.

 

The Prevention class offers a bespoke way of educating children for up to 10 days who are at risk of being permanently excluded or have had several fixed term exclusions. We work alongside the school of the referred child, the family and the child to best support them in reintegrating positively back into their school. To access this class, schools need to sign up using an SLA which can either be done placement by placement or yearly. For any further information or in order to do this please get in touch with either jmillington@watermillschool.co.uk or aclewlow@watermillschool.co.uk who will be able to send over the relevant paperwork for you to look through and decide if this would benefit your school and pupil(s).

 

 

 

  

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 Admissions.

INSPIRE is an alternative education centre that caters for children from reception to year 8. We have classes that can be accessed through the local authority for students within years 6, 7 and 8. The other two classes in which schools can refer students in to, the Intervention and Prevention classes, cater for children from Reception to year 6. INSPIRE only accept referrals from the Local Authority to access the other classes. To access the Intervention or Prevention class schools should contact INSPIRE on 01782 883777 to request a referral form. More information about our LA Classes and our School Referral Classes can be found below.

 

Shining Stars (One of the Local Authority Class Provisions).

Here in Shining Stars we offer a calm classroom with a small group setting. Two adults and a maximum of 5 children. We follow an EYFS/ Key Stage one curriculum.

There is a clear and consistent daily routine, this includes morning routine and songs to accompany this, using the same table / member of staff for Maths and English. All staff in class use clear, simple instructions with consistent language, using pupil’s names at the start of instructions to ensure that attention has been gained.

We believe in a work first play after approach to learning. In class you will find a carousel of sensory, Maths and English activities, for the children to access independently. All of these activities have been specially selected to help the children in different areas of need, such as fine and gross motor skills, letter and number formation, sharing, shapes and colours. Staff can then work 1:1 with pupils to give them extra support where needed and extend their knowledge and skills. Working 1:1 with pupils can also give them the confidence to try something independently next time.

Afternoons include PSHE, Mindfulness, topic work and daily phonic sessions.

We have a dedicated library area with a wide variety of stories and cushions to relax on.

Our class rules are clear and simple

  • Kind hands

  • Kind feet

  • Kind words

  • Try your best with your work

When faced with challenging behaviour staff take a firm but fair approach. Staff are mindful to follow through with consequences, following a we do what we say approach. All staff model turn taking, sharing and positive attitude towards everyone in class. Staff build a positive relationship with all pupils to help them to gain trust in adults. This encourages pupils to talk to staff if they have a problem and allows the pupils to let adults help them.

 

 

Information about the Intervention Class Placement  (One of the School referral classes).

The Intervention class is a six week part time programme that aims to help children to feel happy, safe, complete work and achieve in their school. We work closely with professionals, schools and families.

We work with schools to prevent children of risk of permanent exclusion, by having regular contact and regular input with the referring school and with families.

The class uses a range of tools to help children understand their behaviours and the impact it can have on their time in school.

The Intervention Class focus on three subjects;

* Literacy

* Numeracy

* Personal Skills

All work is differentiated for age and ability however all children will work on the same topic.

 

To access the Intervention Class professionals will need to request a Welcome Pack and a referral form. Once the form is complete and returned, a place will be allocated to the pupil and the school. Depending the date of referrals, placement can commence from the start of a new week (Monday).

Part of the Placement; Transport can be arranged for pupils attending the Intervention Class, this will be discussed with the Inspire Manager: Amy Clewlow

To for a Welcome pack / referral form please email;

Amy Clewlow — aclewlow@watermillschool.co.uk Inspire Manager

Katie Hill — khill1@watermillschool.co.uk Class lead

 

*A signed SLA will secure and confirm placements, this can be requested from Katie Hill directly.

 

Timetable Intervention Class (Monday- Wednesday)

12.00—12.20 Lunch.

12.20—12.30 – Starter activity

12.45 – 1.15 Literacy

1.15 – 1.45 Numeracy

1.45-2.05 Personal Skills

2.05 – 2.10 – End of day activity

2.15-2.30 Choice Time

2.30 Home Time

 

Break down of the week:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are class based session. The children will have their lunch and then enter the classroom ready for their afternoon learning.

 

Thursday is the family learning session. Students will attend with a member of their family to engage with crafts or baking activities ran by Mrs Price (Family co-ordinator) and Mrs Hill (Class Lead) on a Thursday 10.00 until 12.20

 

Friday the children will remain at the referring school. A member of the Intervention class will attend the school for an hour to offer support or recommendations.

 

Referring school;

Support will be requested for a minimum of one class based session. This keeps ties open with the school and allows professionals from different settings to share recommendations and strategies to better meet the needs of the child.

 

Classroom Rules:

  • To use safe behaviour in and outside the classroom

  • To complete all work set

  • To use kind and appropriate words

  • To listen to the adults

  • Make ‘good’ choices

  • Be happy and have fun

 

 

Prevention class.

 

The Prevention class offers a bespoke way of educating children for up to 10 days who are at risk of being permanently excluded or have had several fixed term exclusions. We work alongside the school of the referred child, the family and the child to best support them in reintegrating positively back into their school. To access this class, schools need to sign up using an SLA which can either be done placement by placement or yearly. For any further information or in order to do this please get in touch with either jmillington@watermillschool.co.uk or aclewlow@watermillschool.co.uk who will be able to send over the relevant paperwork for you to look through and decide if this would benefit your school and pupil(s).