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Week 3 at the Learning Centre

It has been a real joy to watch our students getting back into different classes, meeting different peers and engaging with different teachers. It seems a long time since students were able to move around the Learning Centre freely and it’s clear that they have enjoyed themselves.

I’m also impressed with the way students are engaging with their learning. I don’t often get the opportunity to teach in a classroom but this week I was delighted to be back within the art room teaching GCSE whilst the teacher was off.

I really could have stayed all day and I was amazed how much some of the students had remembered from the last time they were in class, which seems so long ago! Thanks to the whole class for your energy and enthusiasm, we have some budding artists.

As you can seen from all the reports our students have been busy this week both inside and outside of the Learning Centre, I’d like to say a special thanks to Mr Blackman and his group for tackling the ground, and the jungle that is the polytunnel, and to Miss Hamner and her group for the delicious, and may I say healthy wrap!

And now over to our students!

Have a look at these updates from week 3 at The Learning Centre…

Nurture Group

“The Nurture Group worked hard to weed and make the main entrance at The Learning Centre look neat and tidy again after the summer holidays.”

Community Living Group

“This week in our community living group we have been out in the local community. We looked out for different road signs on our way to the local shop and cafe, identifying each sign. We then arrived at the cafe, where the students looked at the menu and went up to the the till to order using their own money. Each student did really well ordering and paying for their food.

Well done everyone!”


Mr Blackman’s Group 

“We were looking at Healthy eating in YR14TBN, as in what foods are good for us and what foods are bad for us. Students had to identify images, cut them out and then stick them onto the correct list.”

“It’s that time of year again when we have to strip out the polytunnel of weeds and the veg plants we had growing over the summer. We also had the cane frames to dismantle ready for the big clean up.”

“This was the first lesson for KS5, so we had a go at harvesting the potatoes. We dug up some lovely spuds and we look forward to cooking them next lesson.”


“This week on Tuesday, CAAKE had their first cooking lesson.  The group were really excited to get going in the kitchen and make something tasty. This week the group made healthy wraps. Miss Hanmer gave everyone a variety of food to choose from, chop up and add to their wrap.”


“Sam is chopping cheese in to small chunks.”

“Alisha chose cucumbers, cheese, peppers and lettuce for her wrap.”

“Kyle chose to grate his cheese. Pradeep ate his wrap in school and he said it tasted good. Miss Hanmer was really pleased with the group and their work.”


“IBSNT have been focusing on “India” this week as part of our “Around the world” theme. We started the week making ‘Lassi’ down in the kitchen.

Angelica enjoying her mango Lassi

Ruhish activating the blender

Of course, we couldn’t ignore the lovely sunshine so we have also taken the opportunity to complete our ‘spice portraits’ out in the sun, making the yard smell amazing.”

 Hajjrah taking part in art outside


“We have been looking at India this week as we are travelling around the world in 80 days. We have looked at where India is and what things are important to the Indian people. We have made 3D Peacocks, which represent the bird of India and we have done some Rangoli patterns in Art, using glitter and also in Maths, using Numicon to make the patterns.”

The Therapy Team
“The therapy team have had a very busy couple of weeks up at the Learning Centre. We have now resumed our hydrotherapy and rebound therapy sessions and we have also found some time to assist pupils with their land based physiotherapy programmes.
Here are some pictures to show just how hard all of the young people have been working during their therapy sessions. WOW, you have all done so well after such a long time with no hydro and rebound sessions.

We as a team would like to say a big thank you to Catherine Sands, our adult service physio, for assessing the pupils so quickly for their new programmes, this has ensured that all our sessions can be up and running and making a huge difference to the pupils health and well-being.”

What an amazing week guys, huge well done to everyone!

Unfortunately, we have had to re-introduce a bubble within our Entitlement base and I’d like to thank families for their understanding as we work with Public health to ensure we are as safe as possible. Luckily this has not affected other classes at this stage and we remain hopeful that will remain the case.

We’re supporting both our students and staff as we adapt to different ways of working and I’d like to say thanky ou to the amazing staff team at6 the Learning Centre for their dedication in ensuring we provide the best curriculum offer possible.





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