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The Bearbrook Den

The Bearbrook Den - OPENING APRIL 2024

 

The Bearbrook Den is a specialist Unit for children with Communication and Interaction needs.  We welcome children with a diagnosis of ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition) from Year 1 to Year 6.

 

We have completely reconfigured and redesigned an area of our Mainstream school which now comprises of two large classrooms, two therapy rooms and a sensory room - all designed with the needs of the children at the heart of our provision.  The Den also has a garden with a variety of outdoor experiences to enhance the children’s learning, including access to sensory paths and planting areas, running water features, a sunken trampette, basket swing and climbing wall.

 

‘The Den’ (named after a bears home!) will be opening in the Summer term of 2024 and will have capacity for 12 children. We will be looking to initially place six KS1 children and increase to six KS2 children by September 2024.  We will be sharing our space with you in the new year where you are welcome to book on to one of our Open Days. More details will follow on this page!

 

We will provide a calm and nurturing environment where children are able to access their learning in small groups.  Although their registered place will be within The Den, we are a school that whole-heartedly believes in inclusion and providing all children with what ever they need to be successful. If, and when your child is ready, they will be welcome to join particular mainstream classes for certain subjects, depending on their individual needs.  We want to encourage them to play a full part in the wider life of the school.

 

Where…

   Difference is celebrated,

   Experience is everything,

   Nurture is key…

 

 

Admissions:

A child who has a mainstream place at Bearbrook Combined School does not automatically become entitled to a place at The Den.

 

The admissions procedure for entry to The Den is through the SEND team at Buckinghamshire County Council. In order to be considered for a place children must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) with a diagnosis of Autism and/or on the pathway to be assessed.

 

For more information, please speak to your child’s EHCP Coordinator.

 

For further information, questions or enquiries, please drop an email to our School Office, and one of our SENDCos will come back to you.

 

Rosie Geddert                                             Sam Spacagna

EY/ KS1 SENDCo                                           KS2 SENDCo

 

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