Local Authority SEND Unit – The Arc and The Burrow

Wansbeck Primary School is home to a 16-place local authority SEND Unit. The SEND provision consists of two classrooms which we call The Arc and The Burrows. All children within The Arc and The Burrows have an Education and Healthcare plan and are places (after consultation) by the local authority.

The Burrows is a broadly EYFS / KS1 provision aimed at supporting children with complex communication and interaction needs. The Arc is a KS2 provision aimed at supporting children with communication and interaction needs who may often display SEMH needs alongside this.

The aim of the provision classrooms is to provide bespoke, individual support to children to support them in their educational journey in a smaller setting with support from staff with specific expertise in this area.

The curriculum is designed to develop social, emotional and academic aspects for the child. Developing social interaction and the development of speech, language and communication is at the heart of everything we do alongside developing emotional regulation. Our personalised curriculum offer outlines how we approach the curriculum for individual children through a well designed pathways program which enables us to meet the needs of al the children in our community.

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

Parent's comments

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

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