Inclusion and Wellbeing
Orchardside is the Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) for Enfield. All students who are referred to Orchardside have been Permanently Excluded and are not in a position to access a mainstream secondary provision without some form of assessment and intervention. In some cases, our learners make progress without significant support and can be referred to Enfield’s Fair Access Panel for consideration back to a mainstream setting.
However, a number of our learners arrive needing significant support. These are usually learners who have unidentified special educational needs and/or a disabilities (SEND). Their journey at Orchardside takes on a different pathway and in some cases culminates in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This gives our learners with SEND access to a more specialist school placement and provision.
At Orchardside we have strong referral pathways to the necessary services which support our most vulnerable students. We have a Wellbeing multi-disciplinary meeting weekly so as intervention pathways can be personalised and any safeguarding matters can be addressed.
On arrival all students have initial baseline assessments to establish academic ability. We have a varied and accessible curriculum offer so each child can be successful.
We are a Trauma informed school and are working towards being a communication friendly school through Elkan training for all staff. We have a full time Psychotherapist, Speech and Language therapist and access to Education Psychologists where necessary.
We offer extra-curricular activities and our pastoral support is central to engaging students with their learning. We pride ourselves on developing meaningful relationships with students in all that we do.
We are a Sandwell Well-being accredited school and committed to improving the mental health and well-being of everyone in our community.