Students are admitted to Keystage 4 at Two Bridges School via the West Kent Learning Forum at the request of their mainstream school; the Forum meets every 3 or 4 weeks to provide inclusive routes for successful transitions or support for students in all of our mainstrream schools. In some cases, students who have been permanently excluded or who have moved into the area from elsewhere may be referred to the Inclusion Forum by the Area Inclusion Officer or the Area Admissions Officer at KCC.
Once agreement has been made at the WKLF Inclusion Forum an admissions meeting will then be arranged and will be attended by student, parent/carer and representatives from the Home School and Two Bridges School.
It is imperative however that all students have a named mainstream school before admission.
We cannot accept casual entries.
Mainstream Schools can access bespoke packages of support for thier students which can include part time attendance at tutoring sessions, revision time, health support with use of our gym, mindfulness and therapeutic goal setting programmes. The home schools make direct contact with the Head Teacher to access this type of bespoke offer.
We have been on a long journey of support with our Primary partner schools which has included working with pupils in need of specialist behaviour support through curriculum and nurture approaches. In 2020 we redesigned our support again and this time we are working very closely with a number of Priamry Head Teachers developing a Primary age version of our Focus Programme. This is currently in its pilot stage and we hope to have more exciting news on that soon.
Focus is a short term intensive therapeutic programme of personlaised support for students held at our Charles Street site. Students are referred by their home mainstream School via the secure online portal. Once a referral is received contact is made with the parents/carers and a pre admission meeting planned. Referrals to Focus programme are monitored through the WKLF forum meetings and progress is tracked following this intervention to keep acheivements under review in the mainstream environment.
At Focus we have successfully worked with a wide range of young people aged between 10 and 19.
We offer support in the mainstream school to both Primary and Secondary students. This offers a broad range of support opportuntities both in class and through 1:1 therapeutic sessions. All of our outreach work is conducted by our DBS secure staff in the home school environement and referrals for this are sent directly to the Head Teacher from partner School.