Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Hive

 
The Hive is an Enhanced Resource Provision for students with Moderate Learning Difficulties. We play a vital role in Salford’s vision for developing provision for students with SEND. We are improving options and outcomes for all students.
 
We have 7 students in each year group who are referred to us through Salford’s SEND team. These students need specialist support. This support might not be available in other mainstream schools. The Hive extends the inclusion of Salford students with SEND in mainstream schools.
 
Students benefit from access to teaching in small groups, in the Hive, and time in mainstream classes. There is a higher than usual level of staffing to meet more complex needs. This extends to break and lunch time support.
 
Students will be able to access much of the national curriculum, differentiated to an appropriate level. They will also benefit from an enriched curriculum including:
  • structured literacy/numeracy programmes;
  • the development of independent work skills;
  • the development of Social skills;
  • the development of Life skills;
  • the use of Community visits;
  • access to appropriate alternative qualifications.
The Hive itself is within main school, but with separate entrance and facilities, enabling students to have a secure haven. This designated area has:
  • full barrier free access, including toilet facilities;
  • supervised area for breaks and lunchtime which include catering facilities;
  • areas for small group teaching, therapy and positive support;
  • flexible learning spaces to enable a more personalised curriculum;
  • a highly visual learning ethos;
  • quiet work areas / work stations / distraction free room;
  • ICT facilities.

SEND Information

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Croft.
 
We have a dedicated team of Teaching Assistants who work with our students. Whilst no two students are the same, our support often involves:
 
  • helping teachers to offer their students a choice of tasks (so that lessons are suitable for the range of abilities in their class);
  • providing in-class support to students;
  • individual or group interventions to support students with a specific topic.
 
Each student with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities is paired with a key staff member. They act as the link between them and their parents/carers. We listen to the student’s and parent’s wishes when planning support.
 
Further information on our local SEND offer is available here.