Integration Opportunities

Golden assembly and Golden time

All our children attend Golden Assembly every Friday afternoon where one child is selected for Star of the Week for the ARC and Golden points can be won for extra special work and achievements. After Golden Assembly all our children go to their chosen activity in the main school.

House Trails

All our children are encouraged to attend as much of the House trails as they can manage in the main school. The house trails are organised for Reading, Maths and STEM and the children are arranged in mixed year groups from across the school.

Topic performances

All our children join in the topic performances every term in school. These are always followed by a coffee morning in the ARC where we share our learning with our families.

Sports days

All our children join in the sports days.

Personalised integration programmes

Once a child is settled into the ARC and demonstrating confidence and enjoyment of learning, it will then be discussed whether a re-integration programme is appropriate to best meet the needs of the child. If it is felt that re-integration into a mainstream class is a possibility, a personalised integration plan will be drawn up. Initially it will visits to the mainstream classroom and then it will be to join short sessions of a subject that the child feels confident in. The integration plan is then constantly reviewed and adjusted to meet the needs of the child and built up as and when appropriate. Sometimes children are fully re-integrated back into their mainstream class, sometimes children choose a new school to be re-integrated back into and sometimes it is established that actually the small group environment is the right environment to meet that child’s needs and a specialist school with small settings will be provided by the local authority.