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Stubbin Wood School

Creating opportunities for everyone to achieve success and reach their potential

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Mansfield site half term is 12 Feb 24-16 Feb 24 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Main and Nursery site half term 19 Feb 24-23 Feb 24~~~~~~~~~~~~ All sites have INSET 26 Feb 24

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We are proud members of the T.E.A.M. Education Trust where 'Together Everyone Achieves More'
Our school mission: Creating opportunities for everyone to achieve success and reach their potential.
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About Our School

Getting to know us

 

Stubbin Wood School & Nursery provides education for pupils aged 2-19. We are members of the T.E.A.M. Education Trust multi academy group.

 

Stubbin Wood School is an area special school located near the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.  We support children from Nursery through to Year 14. Every young person on the main site has an Educational Health Care Plan.

 

The school’s role is broad and complex and offers provision and support to those with profound and multiple disabilities as well as those with severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder. Additionally, the school includes an inclusive community nursery.

 

Stubbin Wood School Primary and Secondary departments are on a co-located site with the Shirebrook Academy, a secondary school serving the local community. However, the Nursery and splash pool development remain on the Langwith Junction site and reflect the commitment the Governors have to improving the provision for under 5s in the locality. In this way, Nursery aged children - both 'community' and 'specialist' - will have access to quality facilities and teaching like their older peers on the main site. Additionally, we opened in January 2023 a further co-located, primary aged (years 1 - 6) site in Mansfield, predominately to provide for young people presenting with social, emotional and mental health needs.


Organisation

 

The school is separated into Key Stages as follows:

  • Nursery – split between morning and afternoon sessions

  • Key Stage 1

  • Key Stage 2

  • Key Stage 3

  • Key Stage 4

  • Key Stage 5 (Post 16)

 

The classes separate for interventions and specialist activities where appropriate. We offer 1:1 specialist therapy sessions and access to outdoor as well as creative pathways to add value beyond our core offer.

 

The curriculum is comprised of a core, additional and personalised offer, separating further into a formal, semi-formal and pre-formal curriculum.

 

Positive Behaviour Support

 

At Stubbin Wood School & Nursery we believe that all pupils have the right to learn the difference between right and wrong, acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, and to experience positive affirmation for efforts made towards achieving those goals.

 

Stubbin Wood School & Nursery is committed to providing a climate of warmth and support in which self-confidence and self-esteem can grow and in which all pupils feel valued and able to make mistakes as they learn, without fear of criticism.

 

The school adopts a programme of Positive Behaviour Support in which pupils are given clear expectations of appropriate behaviour. We place emphasis upon promotion of good behaviour rather than dwelling on negative behaviour.

 

All staff at Stubbin Wood School & Nursery are trained in the use of trauma-informed support, underpinned by the Crisis Prevention Institute , approved by the Department of Health, 'Reducing the Need for Restraint & Restrictive Intervention, 2019' and in line with government guidance.

 

We value being able to work in partnership with parents/carers in order to maintain high standards in school. The support of parents/carers is crucial in helping pupils to behave appropriately.  Parents are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their child’s education. If there are any concerns about a pupil’s level of co-operation or behaviour, parents will be contacted personally by telephone, and invited to discuss matters with school staff. Any decisions about Personal Support Plans and risk assessments will be discussed with parents before they are implemented.

 

School Council

 

Stubbin Wood school has an active School Council which meets each Wednesday lunch. Each class democratically elect a representative, to the School Council. Students begin to develop their awareness of the democratic process through the school council and it enables everyone within school to discuss issues which affect them, regarding school.

 

From this starting point students if they wish can be elected to Bolsover Youth Council, to represent Stubbin Wood. This council meets once a term at Bolsover District Council Chambers and discuss issues related to young people from the whole of Bolsover District Council area. We have a student who represents Stubbin Wood School on the Derbyshire Youth Forum. This council meets at Derbyshire County Council offices Matlock. So you can see we are great advocates of the democratic process and enabling our students to find their voices and getting the voice of Special needs students heard, throughout the county.

 

Anti-Bullying

 

All pupils at Stubbin Wood School & Nursery have the right to feel happy, safe and included.

The implementation of our Anti-Bullying Policy ensures that there are very few bullying incidents. Our pupil policy is very clear and is displayed as photos around the school.

 

We have an anti-bullying group which consists of a Teacher, a Teaching Assistant, a Governor, two Senior Midday Support Assistants and 4 pupils. We meet a minimum of 3 times a year and discuss any issues related to anti-bullying e.g. organising anti-bullying week.

The school’s role is broad and complex and offers provision and support to those with profound and multiple disabilities as well as those with severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder. Additionally, the school includes an inclusive community nursery.

 

 

 


 

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