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!
LWB Centre open from 13:00 daily
Phone lines open from 8: 45 daily
Highstreet Shop open 9am - 13:00 daily
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. 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 ..
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
phobia management services
Our consultants are available to visit schools, or individuals, offering support with parenting, development of mental health programmes and educational support.
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.