To provide high quality learning opportunities to include young children with SEMH needs within a mainstream provision rather than being isolated within a special school with no role models or appropriate peers. Research and working practice has demonstrated that young students need positive role models and an appropriate peer group in order to be successful. To include children where possible is in line with the departments agenda on inclusion and facilitates the best chance of success for students between Reception and Year 4.
To ensure all children have access to full time education with the States of Guernsey in order to comply with curriculum and legal compliance.
Placement at the POD
The provision would be available to all students within that age group that have a determination of special needs for SEMH and therefore services the whole island.