Welcome to The Hub at Academy 360
The Hub was born around 1995 as an in-house initiative at Quarry View Junior School to provide support to pupils who today would be the equivalent of SEN support.
Although the students initially targeted did not have a statement, they had significant difficulties with basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics and were unlikely to close the attainment gap with their peers without a high degree of support.
Initially, the Curriculum Access Provision (CAP) operated mornings only; with the children accessing mainstream classrooms and the foundation curriculum each afternoon.
The Local Authority bought into the concept commissioning a small number of places within the units.
The last 20 years have seen significant changes to the provision.
Changes to the statementing criteria had a significant impact on the population/profile of the unit and the needs of children currently placed are more complex than those previously. The current profile/cohort of children not only have more severe learning difficulties, but more often than not have additional needs ranging from EBD, Autism, Downs Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy; as well as specific chromosomal disorders and life threatening medical conditions.
Today the ‘Hub’ is a 30 place planned provision and is organised into 3 distinct classes based upon social and academic considerations. Although the groups are fairly fluid they still follow the titles of Primary, KS3 and KS4.