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Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd       01483 894858 enquiriesbigbeareducation@outlook.com HOLISTIC. ACADEMIC. INVENTIVE. RELEVANTDiscover the joy of learning again  

 

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE WITH YOU ON FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER BY EMAIL 

 

We are now closed for the festive period and we will re-open on January 8th at 12:30 with tuition from 13:00. The phone lines will be checked periodically, but the emails will be checked on a more regular basis over this time, please do bear with us though as we may not be as swift as usual. We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year for tuition, therapy, consultancy and / or after school arts and crafts! New for January, the Hub will be having a make-over and we will be starting new 'SmartArt' classes on Tuesday and Thursdays during after school hours; so if you're local and love your art please do join us! 

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01483 894858

enquiriesbigbeareducation@outlook.com

 

LWB Centre open from 13:00 daily 

Phone lines open from 8: 45 daily 

Highstreet Shop open 9am - 13:00 daily 

 

 

 

Safeguarding Statement:  We are committed to ensuring that children are safeguarded when in our care. As such we are unable to accept CVs. If you like what you see and are interested in working with us you will need to visit ETeach where we advertise all our current vacancies. We follow a rigorous selection and interview process, and all applications are via an ETeach application form which we carefully consider. All posts with us are subject to continued checks, including references and DBS, and we continue to monitor the behaviours and working practices of all adults, including freelance tutors and volunteers,  closely to ensure all students are safe, happy and learning well.  In addition adults are expected to make a declaration each term that they are fit to work with children and are not disqualified under the 'barred by association' laws. Prospective teachers and helpers can join our ETeach portal to be notified of vacances as they arise. All adults, including visiting professionals, are expected to have high standards of professional conduct and put the safety of young people first at all times.

Contacts for services at Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd

Directors, LEA services and Finance Office                                                     bigbearbespokeeducation@outlook.com 


Bramley Learning Hub; Reception, bookings and marketing                      enquiriesbigbeareducation@outlook.com

01483 894858

 

Exams Centre; check your URN, book exams, contact the exams officer

exams@big-bear-bespoke-education.co.uk

A blended approach - therapy, well-being approaches and confidence building are delivered 'at the point of need' within the learning experience. Tuition classes of a manageable length - 45 minutes, with 15 minute break intervals if you are staying for the next class.

 

A collaborative approach - working with your registered school, college, registered A2E or online school provision, or in the case of home educators your other main groups and private tutors. We also run a separate consultancy advice service and have worked with many top schools in the area including Cranmore, Lanesborough and many state schools. We have a great track record of supporting students back into full time school provision when they are ready. We also work in partnership with colleges to support post 16 students to re-take GCSEs, gain life skills or take A levels. Exams can be taken on site, reducing anxiety.

 

Staff with lots of experience in supporting students through a coaching, mentoring and facilitating approach. Maximum centre ratio of 1 adult to 2.5 students (most days the ratio is 1:2 or better) with several students also having 1:1 as well. Qualified teachers and experienced support staff, including therapists. Our director is a therapist, teacher and has been a head teacher of two large state primary schools, including unit provision. We are happy to support in the home initially, transition to the centre and then finally to school or college.

 

A very small setting. Whether you are accessing adult therpay and learning services, or a younger student coming for a blended approach, the centre will never feel too busy. It is a small, nurturing environment. 

 

Scandinavian approach - negotiated learning, more freedom to study areas of personal interest, wider subject experience with a much higher focus on life skills, work-place skills and 'real' life

 

Bespoke - the individual is at the centre and their programme is about meeting them where they currently are. A 'restoration' approach for students with high anxiety, trauma and other mental health needs.

 

 O.T visits & clinical psychologist input if needed. 

 

A health first approach - we accept a full range of students who may or may not have a diagnosis. Our focus in on anxiety reduction leading to academic and personal success. We take ..

 

  • Students who lack confidence and may have had bad experiences at school, including home educated students
  • Students who refuse to attend school due to anxiety
  • Students who are academically able but socially anxious
  • Students who have OCD
  • Students who have eating disorders
  • Students who have depression
  • Students who have been known to self harm
  • Students who are in crisis
  • Students who have been bullied
  • Students who have trauma-induced anxiety
  • Students with anxiety induced tourettes
  • Students who have anxiety induced sensory processing needs or those who require such a high level of sensory processing that they can't be catered for in a school
  • Students with rarer diagnosis types, which can also be affected by high anxiety - we have worked with Williams syndrome, Turners Syndrome, Prader-Willi, Mosaic down syndrome
  • Students suffering with psychosis (we regularly work with children as young as 9 through to adult)

 

 

Due to the above list we do have several students who are very high functioning, 'a-typical' ASD or PDA. For leaflets about how our approach can be beneficial to a specific diagnosis of ASD, PDA or post traumatic stress disorder please see the documents tab. We are not an exclusive ASD setting.

 

 

We accept referrals from private individuals, CAMHs, LEAs, schools and educational consultants. Adults can self-refer. 

 

EXCELLENT value for LEA supported students funded via EHCP; working in partnership with their registered provider.

 

Our LEA prices are better value than most other local providers and come in less expensive than many specialist school placements. We work with the registered school setting, A2E or the online school that the student is attending.

 

 

Calm centre with people who care and have the right level of experience = a place that doesn't look or feel like school = students who make amazing academic progress ... because they are well enough to do so = school return then often possible if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition & well-being services  for ADULTS (ages 16 +)

 

Available 10:00 - 12:00 week days

Your home / your school

In the mornings our staff are available for private adult therapy clients, school consultancy and 1:1 tuition for GCSE re-takes or to learn English.

 

Therapy services (stress reduction and anxiety control):

Indian Head Massage 

Meditation and Mindfulness 

Stress management coaching 

Counselling 

phobia management services 

 

Consultancy 

Our consultants are available to visit schools, or individuals, offering support with parenting, development of mental health programmes and educational support. 

 

LWBC - Learning & Well-Being Centre; 14 Arun Court 

LWBC services for ages 8 -15 years   open 

13:00 - 15:15  week days

We are closed in the mornings to allow you to potentially access 4 hours of registered school provision per day

The HUB Services - after school clubs

16:00 -17:30 

After school 1:1 tuition in maths and English,  activity sessions in art, science, craft and topic (SMART ART and SUPER SCIENCE parties are also available) Relaxed learning to access after school.  

We are an Open Access provider.

Data protection - we reserve the right to share your data with legal and debt collection services if you fail to make payment; other than that all data is never shared with third parties.

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS UPDATE

 WE WERE REGISTERED WITH OFSTED ON THE VOLUNTARY REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE, HOWEVER  WE NO LONGER TAKE CHILDCARE VOUCHERS AS OF 16/05 WHEN WE CEASED OFSTED VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION AS WE NO LONGER WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AGED UNDER 8.

WE ARE CURRENTLY APPLYING FOR THE LWBC TO GAIN 'SCHOOL STATUS' WITH THE DFE, AND WILL THEN BE REGISTERED WITH OFSTED UNDER THE FULL REGISTER FOR SCHOOLS.

IF YOU HAVE AN EHCP WE CAN NOT OFFER 'SCHOOL HOURS' UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS COMPLETE; YOU CAN REGISTER INTEREST HOWEVER AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU LATER IN THE YEAR  IF WE HAVE ACHIEVED SCHOOL STATUS. WHILST WE AWAIT REGISTRATION LEAS WILL CONTINUE TO USE US FOR STUDENTS WITH YOUR CHILD BEING DUAL REGISTERED EITHER WITH A LOCAL FEEDER SCHOOL OR ON THE ONLINE SCHOOL SERVICES FOR THOSE CLASSED AS 'EDUCATION OTHERWISE' / UNFIT FOR SCHOOL. 

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