Elaine Education Centre

The Elaine Education Centre is a specialist place of learning that supports children who have challenges that can impact on their learning; we can cater for up to 21 primary aged children who have an Educational Health Care Plan.  Our aim is to enable pupils to develop skills and strategies to manage their behaviour and successfully reintegrate into mainstream school.

Elaine Education Centre Vision Statement

'Elaine Education Centre provides a supportive and caring environment for learning, nurturing moral values and outstanding teaching, designed to help our pupils achieve their personal best. 

Challenging academic standards, together with a thorough preparation for future education and the world of work, are underpinned by an ethos of concern for others, unselfish attitudes and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of a good citizen.

The diverse range of activities, broad curriculum and differentiated planning nurture the self-confidence of our pupils, and help the development of their personality, engendering also lifelong interests and stimulating a desire to serve the community.

At Elaine Education Centre we are proud to provide a safe, stimulating and challenging learning environment where every pupil is respected and valued. We celebrate our achievements and together we take pride in making a positive contribution to our school, trust and the wider community.'

We look forward to welcoming you.

Our behaviour, nurture and supportive curriculum

It is our priority to ensure children have the opportunity to learn and to make progress, it is imperative that we work with our pupils to address any identified need and how that can present a barrier to their learning.  Once identified, we use a number of strategies to support improvements throughout each day and as part of our curriculum:

  • Assemblies – We have daily assemblies that promote positive behaviour, rewarding effort and exploring our key theme and aspiration of ‘Impeccable’ behaviour, we explore empathy, integrity, honesty, respect, social skills and values

  • Lessons – Behaviour for learning is the ‘golden thread’ that underpins our core ethos, pupils are supported to understand the triggers that can form barriers to displaying appropriate learning behaviours – We follow a PSHE programme that promotes self-awareness and the need for us to work together to overcome challenges and barriers to progress

  • Self-reflection & accountability – These are tools that we teach and use constantly, mistakes are part of our everyday learning experiences, how pupils respond to and reflect on setbacks is a key indicator for how we support pupils to find appropriate strategies to be able to manage behaviour and emotions

  • Break times – This could previously have been a challenging part of the day for many pupils, we use this as an opportunity to engage with pupils in positive activities, breaking the cycle of not being able to control any established behaviours.  We explore some of the key trigger points that can lead to negative behaviour e.g: competition, choosing sides, sharing – we  aim to facilitate cooperative and fun activities that engage pupils and enable them to have time out and reflection periods should they need this – most of our pupils lack the capacity to cope in these situations, so a key part of our work is unpicking the issues to enable us to find appropriate coping skills that will enable them to look towards re-integration

  • Educational Visits – We use these to assess and model expectations of being out in public, discussing positive strategies and exploring what is appropriate and how others could perceive any negative behaviour – We support pupils to better understand how to use public transport, ensuring that key life skills form part of our wider programme

  • Nurture Groups – Our staff are experienced in supporting small groups of children to develop their social and emotional skills in a safe and secure environment, our activities are carefully planned and focus on developing language skills, empathy and promoting positive behaviour.

Behaviour Outreach

As part of our offer to support local schools, and to provide excellence at our core, our behaviour outreach team work both internally and externally to ensure that we have a single point of contact for schools to be able to access required expertise.  Below is the package that we can offer local schools:

  • We aim to provide schools with the tools and knowledge to deal with behaviour effectively, leading to a greater level of inclusion, even for the most challenging pupils within the school setting.

  • Pupil observation and recommendation of behaviour strategies.

  • Modelling of behaviour strategies.

  • Intensive support within schools.

  • Attendance at professionals meetings.

  • Behaviour training.

  • Behaviour / Positive handling policy guidance.

  • Any other behaviour support tailored to your setting.

We could offer a completely bespoke CPD package for schools using our base to model and to support staff deal with pupils that require additional support – this is a totally inclusive option that enables schools to develop tools to reduce the need to exclude or refer to The Elaine Education Centre.

Please contact the main school office should you wish to discuss our services.