BAPAC is committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all pupils. This allows our young people to re-engage with learning and either return to mainstream schooling or successfully move to a more specialist setting. During this time, the learning needs of each individual pupil are accurately assessed to support personalisation of learning. A structured curriculum is delivered through high quality teaching, with specific attention being given to the social, emotional and mental health needs of learners and any underlying special needs.
The intense intervention that BAPAC offers creates an environment where behaviours and attitudes, that are often engrained, can be managed effectively. This allows pupils to re-engage with education and experience success. This in turn fosters confidence and self-belief within our pupils and makes it possible for the pupil to undertake a change of educational trajectory. As a result, of the calm, focused and supportive setting, pupils experience accelerated academic progress and the closing of any gaps in learning.
The curriculum is very structured and teaches English, maths and group reading every day. In addition, PHSHCE, that is specific and relevant to our learners, success in school, science, humanities, and practical subjects are also taught. Within the curriculum, specific work is done to support the improvement in behaviours and attitudes as well as social skills that will support success within society. This is evident throughout everything at BAPAC, with staff taking every opportunity to support improved behaviour and learning in a holistic way.
Positive relationships with outside agencies also support individuals moving forward. A Safer Schools Police Officer is attached to BAPAC along with other organisations that support the curriculum and carry out targeted intervention with individuals where necessary.
All staff are motivated to deliver an offer that will enable all pupils to take advantage of the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Curriculum development is motivated to meet the needs of the evolving cohort and this includes focus on delivering knowledge and skills to allow all pupils to maximise learning and personal development.