Kingsway Avenue

Nurturing Young Minds

Our Mission

Kingsway Avenue offers a fully inclusive environment for all our students. We pride ourselves on our caring and nurturing community and we believe that through this, young people will be happy, feel safe and ultimately achieve to the best of their ability.

Our Vision

No child will be left behind!

Ultimately, our aim is to ensure that students with Social and Emotional or Special Educational Needs experience a fully inclusive education.  This includes a broad and balanced curriculum within a nurturing environment. Additional support is carefully targeted and delivered to accelerate progress with the aim of integrating students back into a full mainstream education.

Our faculty

Students who have additional needs or learning difficulties that are a barrier to their learning will be monitored and supported by Kingsway Avenue, our Support and Inclusion facility.

With our own Foundation, Nurture and International New Arrival rooms, Kingsway Avenue provides safe and supportive surroundings for students while accessing the curriculum and also during their social times. At break and lunchtime, students come to complete homework, they might come to  play chess or scrabble or they might come to sit quietly and read. Kingsway Avenue is also the place where most of our interventions take place.

Foundation Rooms

We have three foundation classes within Key Stage 3, one in each year.   These classes are taught by highly skilled additional needs specialists, who deliver a bespoke Foundation Curriculum to our children.

65% of the curriculum is delivered within each foundation room, allowing the child a nurturing, familiar base for the majority of their learning to take place.  The foundation room acts as the child's second home, built on a sense of belonging and around special bonds forged with the staff that teach there. Our foundation rooms recognise the importance of transition in children's lives and builds independence at a pace right for the child.

Nurture Home

Our nurture room offers a range of opportunities for our children to engage with missed early nurturing experiences, giving them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, develop their resilience and their capacity to deal more confidently with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.   The specialist nurture teachers deliver a programme which is based around six principles:

1. Children's learning is understood developmentally
2. The classroom offers a safe base
3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
4. Language is a vital means of communication
5. All behaviour is communication.
6. The importance of transition in children's lives

International New Arrivals

INA is a broad term to describe international migrants including refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants from overseas.  The number of international migrants was estimated to be 258million in 2017 resulting in significant demographic changes in the pupil population across schools worldwide .

ALPHA plays a vital role in the resettlement of INA children and their families.  It helps INA students to adjust to and succeed in their new culture as part of the Kingsway family.

A sense of belonging for INA pupils has been linked to feeling understood and valued as a member of the school community as well as mediating motivation and academic achievement.

 

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Turf Hill Road
Rochdale
OL16 4XA

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