The Keys are mainstream provisions for keys stage 1 and key stage 2 pupils who are at risk of exclusion and are struggling to meet the behavioural expectations of their school. Short term, intensive support in a small group is provided to improve resiliency and skills and enable successful integration back into mainstream school. The provision is for 2 terms for 4 days per week , with the 5th day back in their school.
To access a place at the Keys, schools complete a Keys referral. This is then presented at a panel meeting of heads and Keys staff. If the child is accepted, visits to the Key and home are arranged. Once this is completed a start date is agreed between the school, parent/carer and the teacher in charge of the Key.
We offer a broad and balanced creative curriculum which is differentiated in order to ensure that the children experience successful outcomes.
Our aim is for children to successfully return back to their mainstream school following a personalised re-integration programme planned by Key and school staff, parents and pupils.
This is short term support for primary age children who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school. The children attend for five days each week for up to 10 weeks. During this time the staff will liaise with parents and admissions to help find the child a new school. When the new school has been agreed, the Keys Plus staff will support the new school and pupil with the transition process. Staff will maintain contact for as long as it is needed.