What is The Hub?
The Hub is a support centre at Comberton Village College, designed to meet the needs of students with emotional, social, or medical issues. It is based centrally in the school and provides a break out space for students unable to attend normal lessons for some reason – either short term or long term. The space includes:
- A large work space
- Computers to complete class and homework
- A sofa
- A counselling room
- A meeting room
What do the students do?
The space is used as a rest space or a learning space depending on the needs of the individual. If a student has a reduced timetable for medical reasons (or other), the space is used for catch up work. If a student is not able to attend a lesson for a specific reason, the work is brought down for the student to complete. If a student has particular medical needs and has to rest in the day, it provides space for this. Some individual or small group work happens in The Hub for certain students.
How are the Students referred to The Hub?
Students can self-refer to The Hub where there is a specific need, which will be assessed by staff upon arrival and usually verified via home or the pastoral team. Heads of Year or the school nurse can also refer students to The Hub for specific reasons. Students will receive a sticker in their diary to show staff they have permission to access the provision if they need – this is normally limited to a half term and reviewed. Students on reduced or alternative timetables are referred through the Individual Alternative Education Plan process and The Hub liaises closely with health professionals and the District Team (via an Early Help Assessment) to ensure needs are met.
The Hub Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding and Support Manager
Attendance and Inclusion Co-ordinator