The Hub

SEN Teacher: Mrs Brooks
SEN Teaching Assistant: Mrs O’Riordan

For the last three years DBCPS has been very fortunate to have an Inclusion Room, lead by Mrs Brooks. Our room is called The Hub and we are based in the old drama room. Since February we’ve been very lucky to gain Mrs O’Riordan as part of the Hub team.

An inclusion room is where children with and without disabilities learn in small groups and sometimes on 1:1 basis for specific interventions.

Children will not be accessing The Hub permanently, but will be invited as part of a small group or sometimes on a 2:1 basis to access academic, social, PSHCE and behaviour sessions run by Mrs Brooks and Mrs O’Riordan.  We aim to target each pupils’ individual needs.

Mrs Brooks and Mrs O’Riordan will also run Relaxation Sessions, Sensory Circuits and Social Groups for children who need it.

In addition, Mrs Brooks will have small group reading interventions on daily basis for six-week slots along with individual targeted maths, literacy and social skills work, and Mrs O’Riordan will support pupils in the afternoons with additional specific EHCP (Educational Health Care Plans) interventions such as ‘Speech and Language’ and Beam.

We use a supportive system and techniques to help children deal with different situations in different settings. If a pupil accesses The Hub regularly to support EHCPs they will still be based in their mainstream class and learn alongside their general educational peers for the majority of the day.

The Aim of The Hub:

  • Support children’s individual learning needs.
  • Create a safe base for children to understand and manage their emotions.
  • To equipped them with strategies to access a fully functioned mainstream class.

Our door is always open for any queries.

The Hub Team.