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

 

What educational services do we provide?

THERAPY  / WELL-BEING         CONSULTANCY              TUITION                             SCHOOL                        GOVERNESSES    

 

NEWSFLASH! 

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

.....................................................................................................

 

01483 894858

enquiriesbigbeareducation@outlook.com

 

LWB Centre open from 13:00 daily 

Phone lines open from 8: 45 daily 

Highstreet Shop open afternoons 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

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 15 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 ..

 

  • 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 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! 

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.

Links News

Print Print | Sitemap
© Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd