RIET Curriculum

RIET Curriculum

RIET is a KS1 and KS2 education provision for children who require a period of respite from their mainstream school, further assessment of SEMH need, or are at risk of permanent exclusion or subject to a managed move. Pupils attending RIET will have a range of social, emotional, behavioural or mental health needs which present as barriers to their learning.

At RIET we work with pupils to help them develop skills and strategies to allow them to re-engage with learning and either reintegrate back to a mainstream or other appropriate educational setting.

Whilst addressing Social, emotional and mental health needs, RIET provides a broad and balanced curriculum to support pupils’ academic, vocational, experiential and social developmental needs.

Together with partner agencies, parents and the local authority, we aim to create a nurturing learning environment which supports our pupils to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary, both inside and outside the classroom environment, to fulfil their learning potential. We do this by developing personalised learning for each child, assessing their needs and providing them with a safe environment to explore self. By developing self-esteem, confidence and resilience we aim to prepare our pupils for life back in their identified educational setting.

Students at RIET are placed directly by schools, permanent exclusion or through the Fair Access Panel.

At RIET we have two classes reception to Y3 and Y4 to Y6. Each class has their own dedicated TA and Student Support Officer. We also have a Social Worker, Educational Psychologist, Therapeutic TA and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist as part of the team.

We aim…

  • To support children in sustained achievement and success
  • To provide a therapeutic safe space for children to explore their emotions, feeling, beliefs and ideas, for the development of a positive wellbeing and positive mental health
  • To holistically nurture pupils and provide opportunities for them, both enrich and challenge them, to learn both academically and behaviourally
  • To promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and challenging experiences of life, including returning to an appropriate school setting to continue sustained achievements

We will do this by…

  • Setting suitable challenges so that every pupil has the opportunity to experience success in learning and achieve their full potential
  • Teaching and developing knowledge, skills and understanding in a style that suits each pupil’s individual ability
  • Providing appropriate opportunities to help support their emotional behavioural needs, using outside agencies where appropriate
  • Provide a calm, safe, nurturing environment
  • Giving opportunities for new experiences and enrichment
  • Consistent, clear, firm, fair boundaries
  • Providing committed and passionate staff who have high expectations for all student
  • Working closely with parents, carers and all associated agencies