At Brooke School we believe every pupil can thrive with the right support and provision. Our priority is that all pupils feel safe in school so that they can make the best possible progress. Staff use predictable language, consistent timetables and a relational approach so that children know what to expect each day and can feel safer.
We recognise that we must meet all of each students’ needs, including their physical, sensory, and emotional needs to enable them to flourish. We can then teach pupils coping strategies that will help them to access learning and the wider world around them positively. Our pastoral team work alongside class teams to meet every pupil’s individual needs, so that all pupils at Brooke can reach their full potential.
Brooke School has a 3 tiered approach to pastoral support to make sure that the correct provision is always available for our students.
The Pastoral Team join the ‘Provision & Incident Monitoring Group’ to monitor progress, incidents, safeguarding and medical data and review what input is needed for individuals to help them thrive.
Tier 1: Immediate Response
Throughout the school day members of the pastoral team are available for any pupils who are struggling to regulate. The pastoral team will work alongside the class teams to support these individuals to re-regulate, using a range of appropriate strategies, in order that they can access their learning.
Tier 2: Nurture and Therapeutic Intervention
Brooke school has a flexible approach to Nurture. Staff are trained through Nurture UK and lead nurture interventions with groups of students for up to 3 terms. The Pastoral Team also work alongside students in class. For some individuals they work on a 1:1 basis using nurture based principles and therapeutic focused interventions.
Tier 3: The Base
The Base is a longer term provision for students who have significant Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Staff are trained in how to use an attachment friendly approach to support students to develop coping strategies. The aim is that over time these coping strategies become transferable to all aspects of life, including accessing more formal learning.