Every Interaction a Conscious Intervention
Fen Rivers Staff
*work in a therapeutic way
*are trauma informed practitioners
*focus on connections before correction
*Support our students to become more emotionally intelligent and develop empathy and self-awareness
*have a mental health and wellbeing focus
*work consistently to reinforce boundaries
*understand the difference between attention seeking and attachment (connection) seeking behaviours
*want all of our pupils to believe in themselves and what they can achieve and succeed
Fen Rivers Learners leave us
* a positive member of society whose needs have been understood and met
*able to read fluently
*ready to move to the next stage of education or employment
At The Fen Rivers Academy our approach to phonics and early reading follows the Sounds Write Linguistic Phonics approach to learning.
This approach begins with the sounds that we hear in the language and moves from the sounds into the written word, with both the sounds and the spelling being taught alongside each other in each lesson. This approach works well alongside our approach to teaching writing starting with a talk based approach, Talk for Writing.
Our Approach to Behaviour and Attitudes
Our approach to behaviour & attitudes is rooted in a Trauma-Informed (TISUK), Rights Respecting (UNCRC RRSA) and Restorative Practices framework. We perceive misbehaviour (causing harm to others and/or property/the learning environment) as a breaking of a social bond. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our daily school life procedures and processes enable our students to learn how to make choices and meet their own needs without harming others and whilst looking after themselves. We therefore seek to resolve incidents of harm caused by involving all those relevant to the event in acknowledging responsibilities, repairing harm, promoting respect and strengthening relationships.
Catch 22 MAT and Independent Schools
Education Intent Statement
Catch22’s Vision is:
To deliver better social outcomes through transforming public service through the 3Ps:
Our Education Mission is:
To enable young people to progress and succeed in sustained education, training or employment.
We do this through engaging young people positively with their purpose through learning and future life aspirations. All our learners achieve positive outcomes, thrive and enjoy a quality education that is delivered by skilled, passionate people with high expectations in a place that is safe, high quality and appropriate.
Our schools cater for young people aged 4-16 who are outside of mainstream education, and have troubled and challenging backgrounds. We embody our vision in all we do to ensure our young people are supported fully to achieve these goals.
Our Education Intent is to:
Brilliant basics, magic moments
Relationships beat structures
Things about you, built with you, are for you
Let robots be robots and humans be human
Incubate, accelerate, amplify
The Fen Rivers Academy Curriculum Plan
Our mission is to enable young people to progress and succeed in sustained education. To do this, we intend to give young people a broad and rich curriculum that gives them both the academic skills and qualifications needed to move successfully to the next stage of their lives, and the personal development skills to ensure a fulfilling future. We have set a curriculum in line with the National Curriculum alongside a school structure which supports our young people to overcome their barriers to learning ensuring our young people have bright futures both in their personal and professional lives.
Curriculum Knowledge and skills intentions
Curriculum flexibility intentions
Cultural capital intentions
At Fen Rivers, our curriculum each week offers
Therapy sessions are also available, based on needs of the students such as play and Lego therapy.
The Fen Rivers Academy Mathematics Rubric