Murray Park School is a highly inclusive school. We go to great lengths to ensure every child can and does succeed in education. As part of our provision we have developed The Bridge, a small, specialised unit for those students at risk of exclusion, or where pupils with additional needs, such as anxiety, behavioural issues or learning difficulties, could be taught in smaller groups.
The aim of the unit is reintegration for those students who can cope – they will leave armed with strategies to help them deal with their areas of difficulties and courses are available in anger management, resilience, behaviour and self-esteem.
We support students who access our alternative provision, promoting a learning environment that supports high expectations, and delivering bespoke provision to meet the needs of individuals.
The pupils attending The Bridge do so with a personalised package in place which is individual to their needs, some students attend for a short period of time and are then reintegrated back in to their mainstream lessons. They may receive all their lessons in The Bridge, where the teachers from mainstream deliver the lessons, or they go back into the main school setting with additional support.
As part of our alternate provision unit we also develop, organise and deliver small group and intervention packages, events and initiatives, this includes our fantastic community garden which has helped students engage positively in outdoor learning and has given them opportunities to work with the local community in developing this project.
We also introduce our students to the world of work and the different and exciting opportunities that are available to them by linking lessons to the workplace and giving pupils the opportunity to learn from employers about professions and the skills that are valued in society. Students take part in visiting places of work in order to develop the skills needed when considering their next stage of life after Murray Park.