The School Mission and Values
At the The Bridge Integrated Learning Space we...
Put children and young people at the heart of everything we do
To improve children and young people’s lives through innovative teaching and integrated approaches
Our core values:
At The Bridge Integrated Learning Space we celebrate our diverse population and encourage all staff and pupils to develop:
- An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
- An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
- An acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
- An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination
The ILS has now moved into it's permanent home of Dowrey Street, Islington. This building has been specifically designed for our students and opened in June 2017. For many of our pupils participation and presence in their local community is a crucial part of their curriculum offer; and therefore the learning environment is both in school and outside of it for a significant proportion of our students’ time with us.
The school day runs from 9am to 3pm. There are structured timetabled sessions. Lunchtime is split into two. The afternoon sessions run from 1.30pm until 3pm and at the end of each day we have a whole school assembly. Each pupil has an individual learning plan.
The Bridge Integrated Learning Space can cater for up to 25 pupils now that we have moved to our new building. The Integrated Learning Space is a unique and exciting provision for pupils with autism and/or severe learning difficulties who may find a special school setting too big and too overwhelming. The smaller groups on offer at the Integrated Learning Space, along with an individualized approach to all learning opportunities, will support the pupils to achieve and evidence progress. Learning will be supported by a high staff numbers. Staff will include teachers, special needs professionals, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, parent support professionals and CAMHS staff.
Integrated Working and Partnerships
The Integrated Learning Space is committed to integrated working harnessing the knowledge and skills of families and other agencies (health and social services). There is an unequivocal commitment to a holistic team approach around every individual pupil. The Integrated Learning Space has a broad curriculum offer, which prioritises sensory and emotional regulation and social competence skills as these are well recognised in the evidence base as leading to long term positive outcomes for the young people whom the ILS caters.
A key and vital aspect of the Integrated Learning Space’s vision is to work closely with families so that together we can provide the best possible learning opportunities and support for the pupils. Parents and families will have regular and contact with the school and the multi-agency team.