A few words from the Head
I would like to take this opportunity to say a very warm welcome to everyone who will be joining us here at New Bridge Learning Centre.
We endeavour to promote a warm and friendly college environment within which students feel safe, secure and valued, and are able to thrive.
Our drive is to enable all our students to become as independent, confident and resilient as possible, and to reach their desired destinations.
We believe it is essential that we tailor our curriculum offer to meet the needs of individual students, developing their life, personal and interpersonal skills, preparing them for their different future destinations.
Wellbeing, Outdoor Education/ Duke of Edinburgh, horticulture, food technology, art, music, life cooking sits alongside academic subjects to provide a broad and balanced curriculum offer, enjoyable and accessible for all.
Although the pandemic has forced us to adapt our approach, there have been many positives, both in terms of the curriculum and overall structure of the college, which we are taking forward this September. These include students having increased time working with their Tutors. Our staff team continually strive to develop positive relationships with all our students gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of their needs, interests, likes and dislikes.
Over the past year our families have been amazing in their support for us, and we remain passionate about building strong relationships with all our families. This co-operative relationship is paramount in ensuring all our students thrive, not only achieving their full potential but also enjoying their time with us.
Throughout the pandemic, the safety of our students and staff have been our paramount concern and I have to say they have been amazing in keeping each other safe this year. In line with Government guidance, the bubble structure will no longer be in place, however this may be revised in the event of an outbreak. We will be continuing with several embedded systems of control including, Hand Hygiene protocols, an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the day and ventilation of spaces. We have also been advised to continue with the use of face coverings in communal spaces unless individuals are exempt, although this will be reviewed at October half term.
Our dedicated teams are here to support students and families wherever required, please feel free to contact me directly, or any of our team, should you have any questions or queries.
We look forward to working alongside all of our amazing students and their families and being part of an exciting journey.
Dawn Alison, Head of New Bridge Learning Centre
“Leaders of this the Learning Centre foster a ‘can do’ attitude in pupils and staff. Pupils are
confident that they will succeed in life. Teachers are ambitious for pupils. The success stories of past pupils show that special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) need not be a barrier to pupils achieving their goals in life.”
“Students in the sixth form benefit from an exceptionally well-planned Curriculum”
“The Curriculum strongly promotes the development of life skills for all students”
OFSTED REPORT Jan 20