The Keys

The Keys are mainstream provisions for Key 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.

How can we help you?

At the Keys we work together in partnership with parents and schools to:

  • Build trust, increase resilience and unlock potential to prepare the children for the learning journey.
  • Develop a shared understanding between The Key, parents/carers and the child's mainstream school.
  • Offer outreach support to mainstream school.
  • Strengthen multi-agency links.
  • Improve inclusive practice for children with SEND.
  • Reduce exclusions.
  • Improve academic attainment.
  • Improve attendance.
  • Reduce barriers to learning.
  • Provide clear consistent rules, routines and boundaries
  • Listen to the voice of the child
  • Work with other agencies to support the best outcomes for children and families
  • Support parents/carers and children to ensure appointments, support and interaction happens as planned

Further information is available through the SENCo at your child's school or from Jo Cave, Keys Provision Manager on 07903 836096 or at [email protected].

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