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The Hive

Vision

  • A safe, caring and engaging environment that enhances pupils educational and therapeutic development
  • Ongoing reflection and evaluation of our practices, which are evidence based and guided by current research.
  • Active participation of parents and carers, positive relationships based on mutual respect and trust, recognizing and valuing the huge benefit that shared partnership brings to each child’s progress.

The Hive is located centrally in the school and consists of various spaces that form a hub of intervention pods that the whole school can access.

  • The Carousel is where Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy interventions take place.  
  • The Hideaway is a space designed to help support pupils explore their emotions and social behaviours. They know it is their “go to place” when they need time away to reflect and self-regulate. The Hideaway is a soft-play room consisting of a ball pit, hideaway pods and a platform for climbing.
  • Tree House Intervention room is where most of the bespoke group and individual intervention programmes take place.
  • Cloud Nine is our multisensory room and consists of a variety of visual and auditory equipment such as a bubble tube, multimedia centre. This space is used for quiet 1:1 reading with a pupil, sensory stories, attention autism and relaxation and mindfulness sessions.

Intervention

The Hive staff are trained in specialist, evidence based approaches to teaching children and young people, TEACCH, SCERTS, PECS, INTENSIVE INTERACTION.

We believe interventions should be bespoke to individual children rather than applying a blanket approach. Interventions can be short or long term and vary from child to child. Pupils for intervention are identified through pupil progress meetings with class teachers, behaviour data and conversations with parents or carers.

The following are some of the interventions the Hive have identifies for some pupils;

  • Booster phonics, reading and comprehension sessions
  • Sensory workshops using the SMART MOVES programme, sensory diets, physiotherapy programmes.
  • Lego therapy
  • Social skills
  • Speaking and listening
  • Interview skills
  • Protective behaviours
  • Resilience programmes using the Resilience doughnut framework
  • Sand Play Intervention 
  • Zones of regulation
  • Drawing and Talking