Hollybush Primary School

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SILC - Hollybush Partnership

Hollybush Primary School is proud to partner with West SILC.

For more information about the Partnership can be found at https://www.westsilc.co.uk/oursites/hollybush

The children who attend the Hollybush Partnership have an EHCP and are on roll at West SILC.

If you are interested in your child attending the partnership then the information can be found at https://www.westsilc.co.uk/admissions

The West SILC Hollybush Partnership opened in 2009. It caters for pupils aged 3-11 years of age with moderate to severe learning difficulties and or communication difficulties.  The aim of the partnership is to develop pupils' independence and confidence to manage their future, to develop their ability to make choices and communicate their feelings, opinions, wants and needs and to provide a coherent, structured curriculum that leads to an active life where learners engage fully with their community. 

The partnership aims to raise pupils' aspirations, equip them with the necessary skills and moxie (force of character, determination, or nerve) they will need to access all of the opportunities that are open to them.

The partnership provides an environment and curriculum that caters for our pupils' academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs.  The aim is to cater for the pupil as a whole - their background, their barriers to learning and aspirations for the future.  The experience aims to be nurturing and restorative.  Pupils are taught a broad curriculum which incorporate aspects of a wide range of life skills within  the context of our everyday lessons, for example using money in numeracy lessons or learning about food hygiene and healthy eating during our cooking lessons.   Our curriculum is always adapted to the needs of the pupil to ensure they meet their full potential. 

All SILC pupils at the Hollybush partnership have an EHCP which is personalised to meet their academic, social and emotional needs.  

Every pupil in the Hollybush SILC class has an inclusion timetable, detailing when they access mainstream lessons.  The time spent working alongside their mainstream peers varies according to need however, all pupils access assemblies, playtimes and dine with their mainstream peers. .  EHCP targets are central to each pupil's learning journey. Pupils take part in life skills trips, out in the community, where they are given the opportunity to practice skills such as road safety and stranger danger.   

Pupils are taught as a whole group, in small groups and, as appropriate, with one to one support.  The Partnership aims to be mutually beneficial for pupils of both schools through collaborative working. 

Pupils are encouraged to have a shared sense of belonging to both West SILC and Hollybush Primary School.  Pupils are taught in the SILC base by a specialist SILC teacher and are supported in mainstream lessons by specialist SILC staff.  Mainstream Hollybush pupils also benefit from this, working with SILC pupils and SILC staff in the SILC base and in mainstream classrooms. 

 The staff at The Partnership work closely with the school SENCO and Headteacher to ensure that we meet the needs of all pupils.