Mainstream Experience

For some children the route back into mainstream is aspirational and the right path for them. At Beormund, we duly support each individual child.  Whilst monitoring their social, emotional and academic behaviours, using our Readiness to Reintegration document we acknowledge children who would benefit from learning alongside their mainstream peers. We work hard to build up productive relationships with some of our successful, neighbouring mainstream schools to provide bespoke experiences for different children depending on their individual needs.

Our children attend different mainstream schools, often supported by an experienced Learning Mentor for varying lengths of times, all with personalised degrees of success. Our mainstream partners speak positively of the experiences of children attending their schools.

We are always looking to build reciprocal relationships with mainstream colleagues who are open and welcoming to provide empowering, enriched experiences for our deserving young children. We strive to give them opportunities to strengthen their life chances. Please do get in touch if you'd like to be one of those schools.

 

Abdullah - Year 5 - I like playtime in mainstream because we do different activities. I like lunch because its tasty. I like playing with my friend Malachi piggy in the middle with a scoop catcher. I go to mainstream every Tuesday at 12:30. I walk with Joe there and on the way back to school I see Denzel. My mainstream school is called Charles Dickens Primary School. At playtime we walk to the local park because they are rebuilding the playground. After we go straight to lunch and when we finish go upstairs and do topic work. We learnt about India. We leave at 2:50 to make it back to school, but before we go back to school at Beormund we sometimes see Denzel and Nick. My teacher is called Mr Windle. The other children in my class made me feel welcome when I started. There are some chickens and quails in the school. I like mainstream because I meet new people.
Ethan - Year 6 - “I have been attending Oliver Goldsmiths Primary School for 3 years now. I started in year 4 and I am now in year 6. Mainstream has helped me gain experience for secondary school and I now understand what I have to do to achieve my goals. I like going to mainstream because I always get support when I’m stuck and sometimes I get help with my work at Beormund. I’ve made a lot of new friend’s at mainstream and it’s all because of the teachers at Beormund, supporting me with my work through hard times and also great times. Mainstream has helped me to improve my behaviour during hard times, it was not easy to go to two schools at once but Miss Nichola took me half a day but gradually I started going two whole day by myself. The teachers at both Oliver Goldsmiths and Beormund are great and without them I wouldn’t be where I am now.”
Denzal - Year 4 - At 12:20 me and Nick head off to St Josephs school where I meet up with my classmates at lunchtime play. I enjoy lunchtimes because the food is delicious and the games outside are really fun. After lunchtime I go and meet my teacher Ms R where we have been learning a lot about science. My favourite lesson was when we were making the detergent tablets go bang! In the run up to Easter the whole school were performing liturgies where we were singing songs and giving thanks. I really like my mainstream school because they make me feel really welcome and they are kind to me.