Learning & Development

The Hub

The Hub

At Red Lane we are absolutely committed to developing pupils’ character and social development and for a number of pupils supporting additional social, emotional and behavioural needs. The Hub is central in this work.  The Hub is a dedicated space in school that has been carefully planned and equipped to provide high quality social and emotional provision in school. It is staffed by a dedicated team of Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) who plan, prepare and deliver programmes of work in consultation with the Inclusion team and the curriculum leader.

How it works

The Hub provides a universal offer to all Key Stage 2 pupils in which they undertake programmes of study on themes such as resilience, growth mindset and peer coaching. In small groups, pupils complete one unit of work per year out of the Hub’s Successful Lives programme. These sessions take place in the Hub itself.

In addition to the universal offer, the Hub provides targeted support for pupils who have additional social, emotional or behavioural needs. These pupils are targeted for additional support through our inclusion pathway and access the Hub for targeted interventions. These interventions follow a number of topics such as anger management, self-esteem, building relationships and managing emotions. These interventions may run alongside or may form a step up or step down approach from other provisions in school such as in class support, our dedicated well-being therapist or the school counsellor. The Hub also supports pupils with social interaction and collaboration at both break and lunch times.

The Inclusion Team and accessing targeted intervention

Targeted support in the Hub is determined by our Inclusion team. The team is an in school multi-disciplinary group made of up the school SENCOs, the behaviour lead, the wellbeing lead, the attendance officer and the designated safeguarding lead. The team is led by Mrs Driver, the Head of School.

All referrals to the Hub are reviews by the Inclusion team. This review includes an evaluation of support and provision already in place and may also take the form of some social and emotional assessment. The Inclusion team will then formulate a plan of action which may include referral to the Hub or may direct support into classrooms. This plan is regularly reviewed. In some cases following in school intervention from the Hub, pupils will be referred to additional services such as the wellbeing therapist, school counsellor or Behaviour Support Service.


The Wellbeing Bus

Following a successful bid in 2019, we were lucky to receive a decommissioned yellow school bus from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The bus is situated alongside the playground and has been adapted in order to provide an additional enclosed space for teaching and learning as well as peer support.

The space is used at break and lunchtimes to provide additional support for pupils in relation to social interaction. It also provides additional space so that more interventions which have traditionally been delivered in the Hub can take place.