What educational services do we provide?
THERAPY / WELL-BEING CONSULTANCY TUITION SCHOOL (coming soon!) GOVERNESSES
13 CHILDREN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONED BACK TO FULL TIME SCHOOL PLACEMENTS SINCE JUNE!
1 X TO LOSELY FIELDS PRIMARY SCHOOL , SURREY
1 X TO ST JOSEPHS, COUNTY CORK , IRELAND
4 X TO ST. DOMINICS, SURREY
3 X TO STEPPING STONES , SURREY
1 X TO RODBOROUGH HIGH , SURREY
3 X TO INDEPENDENT MAINSTREAM PROVIDERS , SURREY & HANTS
We have an EXCELLENT track record of supporting students for 12 - 24 months with their mental health and academic needs, then getting them back into suitable full time provision.
LEA Alternative Provision Inspection comments 20/01/2017
'We were of the view that this was a very effective provision which met the need of a very vulnerable group of learners"
"The centre has a much stronger pastoral relationship with families than in a school due to the small centre and the nature of the work - this is a strength of Big Bear"
" Many students have been out of school for a considerable period and have very high levels of anxiety. Much of the centre's work is about getting them ready for formal learning; 3 year 6 students were observed in a more formal transition classroom setting undertaking a poetry expercise. There was an appropriate learning objective and all pupils were engaged and making progress which was monitored in an on-going way. Two year 10s were observed in a GCSE Business studies tuition session ; they were highly engaged and able to discuss the learning objective animatedly"
"Big Bear is commited to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Strong pastoral care is central to the ethos and aims of the company. It involves all members of the community. Pupils who feel 'known' and 'safe' are more likely to reach their potential -This is a real strength of the setting"
"The Director is an experienced Head Teacher " - this is an identified strength
LWB Centre open for therapy / tuition from 13:00 daily
Phone lines open from 8: 45 daily
Highstreet Shop open mornings daily
Exam Centre avialable (Fully registered with JCQ)
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
The Learning & Well-Being Centre in Bramley
We are currently part of the Surrey and Hampshire EHCP offer as a dual registration therapy and tuition centre for students whose EHCP shows a clear MENTAL HEALTH need. This provision is part time with the earliest drop off at 12:45 This will change when we become a registered school, able to offer full placements 9:30 - 4:30. This is on track for the start of the summer term 2018. Our current offer is below, for our new offer please see the Arun Court School tab. All LEA placements are subject to an initial paperwork approach by the LEA and a 15 day trial and assessment period - an offer is then made after this process.
Our current offer:
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 10 minute break intervals if you are staying for the next class. We do not employ 'teaching assistants' we employ excellent teachers who are supported by a qualified therapy team.
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 support into work. Exams can be taken on site, reducing anxiety as we are a registered exam centre with JCQ.
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. All our staff are either qualified , experienced teachers or trained, qualified members of our therapy team. We do not employ teaching assistants; children are supported in group tuition by therapy practitioners every day. Our Director is a therapist, teacher (20 years experience) and has been a head teacher of two large state primary schools, including unit provision.
A very small setting. Whether you are accessing adult therapy 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 takes place weekly or more often at the Centre
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 visit the HUB at number 11 high street, Bramley. We are not an exclusive ASD setting, nor are we a 'feeder' or natural transition for other ASD facilities, charities and clubs.
We accept referrals from private individuals, CAMHs, LEAs, schools and educational consultants. Adults can self-refer.
Our LEA prices are better value than most other local providers and come in less expensive than many specialist school placements, as we are not profits driven.
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.
FREE STUFF - TAKE A LOOK IN THE TAB IN THE MAIN MENU!
COME AND SEE WHY WE ARE SO GOOD! EXHIBITION EVENING MONDAY 26TH MARCH 2018 @ 6PM- PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE BY CALLING THE HUB, PLACES LIMITED DUE TO FIRE REGULATIONS! DON'T MISS OUT!
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.