Half Term week is Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June
Second half of term is Monday 5th June to Wednesday 19th July
Contacts for services at Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd
Directors, LEA services and Finance Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Bramley Learning Hub; Reception, bookings and marketing email@example.com
Exams Centre; check your URN, book exams, contact the exams officer
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. We take a maximum of 16 students at any one time period, spread over 10 learning spaces. 10 qualified and experienced teachers, plus up to 8 LMTs, mentors and therapists on site at a time. LMTs all have experience of working in specialist mental health or educational provision. English and maths available at various points (3 maths teachers, 3 English teachers) throughout the day, allowing for flexible schedules.
Scandinavian curriculum and 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.
Monthly O.T visits, fortnightly clinical psychologist input.
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 ..
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. Our home educating prices for private clients are very competitive and families can pick and choose from individual sessions or paying for a whole afternoon.
EXCELLENT value for LEA supported students funded via EHCP; working in partnership with their registered provider.
LEAs can also bulk purchase places at even further reductions. Every package and programme is bespoke and high quality. Access to all our outside providers such as the ninjas, psychologists, OTs, forest school, DJ courses, visiting workshops is included.
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 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 sometimes possible if desired.
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
LIKE MANY TUITION / THERAPY CENTRES WE ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH OFSTED UNDER EDUCATION. WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY A REGISTERED SCHOOL, ALTHOUGH WE ARE MAKING AN APPLICATION TO BECOME ONE. WE THEREFORE ONLY OFFER LIMITED HOURS. 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. WE CEASED VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY AS WE ARE CHANGING OUR NAME BOTH FOR THE EXAM CENTRE AND FOR ONCE WE BECOME A SCHOOL (AIMING FOR JANUARY) .WE WILL THEN BE REGISTERED WITH OFSTED ONCE MORE UNDER 'EDUCATION' RATHER THAN CHILDCARE. IN THE MEANTIME IF YOU HAVE A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN WE ARE INSPECTED BY THE LEA AND FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURES AS IN SCHOOLS. OUR POLICIES ARE CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE BUT WE CAN NOT OFFER 'SCHOOL HOURS' UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS COMPLETE; YOU CAN REGISTER INTEREST HOWEVER AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IN JANUARY IF WE HAVE ACHIEVED SCHOOL STATUS.