North East Essex Co-Operative Academy is a part of Keys Co-Operative Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales.

 Registered office: Heybridge Co-Operative Academy, The Street, Heybridge, CM9 4NB Company Number: 10831275

Colchester Campus

 

The NEECA Learning Community delivers additional provision to children from Year 7 through to Year 9 across Mid and North-East Essex. The children are educated within small class groups after a weekly induction period where baseline assessments are taken to assess students’ levels before being placed within groups.

Teaching and learning is planned using the National Curriculum and the school aims to deliver a broad curriculum that will assist in positive reintegration when students finish their placement with NEECA. As well as offering National Curriculum lessons, KS3 provision offers an enrichment programme that supports and nurtures emotional and social intelligence. Enrichment activities include; Music , Horse-riding, Singing lessons, Play Therapy, Gymnastics and Creative Arts Sessions.

The NEECA Whole School ethos is based upon enabling children to become lifelong learners and developing their social interactions so that they are able to make and maintain positive relationships with adults and friends. We have embedded this through the principles of Essex Steps. This approach focuses upon the child as an individual and help staff to support children to adapt their responses, behaviours and ability to emotionally regulate.

The NEECA behaviour for learning policy is evident at Key Stage Three and is implemented through strong relationships formed between staff and children, positive language, growth mind-set and mindful decision making by leaders. Students are rewarded for positive behaviours and attendance through group assemblies and prizes that promote these values and will serve the young people throughout their lives.

All Staff show interest in all students and we reinforce the fresh start to each day.

When the time comes for children to move to a more permanent provision we create an individual transition package, with relevant information shared between NEECA and destination schools that encourages each Student to become a stakeholder in their future by factoring in their wishes and feelings, aiming to give each student the most positive start to their new placement.

Primary

NEECA Primary Learning Community provides the service of additional provision to children from Early Years Foundation Stage to year 6 in Mid and North-East Essex. The children are educated within small class groups or as an individual through a bespoke, thematic and nurturing curriculum. Teaching and learning is planned using the National Curriculum and covers the entire range of primary subjects; including Music, PE and Science. As well as offering National Curriculum lessons, Primary have an emphasis on offering positive life experiences to enrich timetables. Enrichment activities may include; Forest Schools (offsite), Judo, Music Technology, Singing lessons and Horse Riding.

The Primary Learning Community shares the Whole School ethos based upon enabling children to become lifelong learners and developing their social interactions so that they are able to make and maintain positive relationships with adults and friends. We have embedded this through the principles of Essex Steps and the Thrive Approach. Both approaches focus upon the child as an individual and help staff to support children to adapt their responses, behaviours and ability to emotionally regulate.

The NEECA behaviour policy is evident in Primary through the strong relationships formed between staff and children, positive language, growth mind set and mindful decision making by leaders. In Primary, we reward child for the recognition of helpful behaviours that will serve the children throughout their lives. Staff maintain their positive relationships by Children in Primary by recognising their achievements, whatever the size. Staff show interest in all students and reinforce the fresh start of each day that NEECA offers to children. Staff have high expectations of all children and ensure that individual planning is in place so that they share a consistent approach to each child.

When the time comes for children to move to a more permanent provision we create an individual transition package for each child factoring in their wishes and feelings aiming to give each student the most positive start to their new placement. Also to ensure key information is shared with the new setting.

Hospital Education

School Room Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday (In Term Time)

9.15 – 10.30

10.45 – 11.50

 

School Room staff will be on the ward daily in term time and educational support will be available in the classroom, at bedside, or side rooms for students of school age. Children who currently attend nursery are catered for by the Play Specialist Team. We can cater for students from Reception Class to Year 11.

 

Staff will introduce themselves on the first day of your child’s stay, and offer work to students who are registered with a school. Staff will endeavour to engage students using age / ability appropriate resources and learning opportunities.

 

Long stay and recurrent students will be prioritised and an Education Plan will be devised to help maintain their education in line with their ‘home school’. Often, student’s schools will supply us with relevant work.

 

School Room staff will endeavour to make learning fun, with ICT and creative activities as a focus. Educational games, maths puzzles and model making are all used as a means of developing literacy and numeracy.

 

During public exams, School Room staff are able to arrange for students to sit their examinations on the Ward, if they are unable to access the exam at their school due to a hospital stay.