If you are looking for the Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd services for ages 4 to 25, please click on the last link in the tabs section above. Otherwise please continue into the school website (ages 11-17)
This is the website for Arun Court Setting. An alternative secondary school for ages 11-17 who have a diagnosed mental health need and/or other SEND diagnosis that are accompanied by exceptional levels of anxiety such as ASD. The school is usually a medium term setting of 18-24 months, but some students benefit from a much longer term placement - we are always directed by what the young person wants and the needs they display in terms of deciding if and when they move on.
If you are a teacher or parent looking for support & part time educational provision or a family with a younger/older child then Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd (Educational Consultancy) of which our proprietor is a director, may be able to help - see the last tab in the section above
We were founded by our proprietor Beverley-Sarah White who wanted to set up a genuine 'Nordic' inspired education environment where the holistic mental health support was totally integrated into learning and daily life. Where the development of the whole child was a priority and where they had much greater say in both their therapeutic and educational journey. She wanted a place where parents felt part of the process - a family, rather than a school. The core journey was always about ....
1) Helping the young person to get well
2) Helping the young person and family to build resilience and 'Sisu'
3) Intensive educational support to get them to the school or college they wanted to be at ... including mainstream where appropriate... at the educational point they would have been at had the mental health crisis not occurred
4) Providing on-going services and support for those that wanted to keep in contact or look us up at a later date - at no extra cost to the LEA (A family doesn't look the other way in your time of need, even if you've been away for a while!)
So far we have achieved this for over 40 young people, plus through consultancy touched the lives of many others.
We used to be 'The Learning & Well-being Centre' and only offered 15 hours per week of blended therapy and education support for English, maths and science plus a limited GCSE offer. We operated in this manner for 5.5 years. We were awarded school status by the DFE on 28th January 2019. We started fully operating as a school at the start of the Easter Term on 24th April 2019. We had our first full Ofsted inspection in November 2019. We recieved OUTSTANDING for personal development of students, with all other areas (and our overall judgement) graded as 'GOOD' and 'improving towards outstanding' - we are very proud of having achieved this in just 2 terms of operation at the time!
WE HAVE NOW BEEN OPERATIONAL AS A SCHOOL FOR 2.5 TERM BUT AS A SETTING FOR ALMOST 6 YEARS!
Arun Court Setting (14 Arun Court, Bramley) - Previously 'The Learning & Well-Being centre' A non-profit making medium to long stay school for Y7 - Y11/12 for EHCP funded students only.
DFE number: 936/6015
Telephone: 01483 894858 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nurture Room at Arun Court- A transition and outreach service for students who are more housebound due to high anxiety/ depression / OCD - for EHCP funded students aged Year 5 and above. Some support also available for state schools who are facing difficulties with students and their mental health - any age of student. This service is 'first come first served' and is funded via our status as a non-profit independent with a community outreach programme.
Telephone 01483 894858 email: email@example.com