Students come into Alternative Provision for a number of reasons but they are all students who need:
• Smaller class sizes and higher teacher student ratios
• A more bespoke and potentially vocational curriculum pathway
• To continue their education whilst awaiting a place at a mainstream school due to exceptional circumstances
All students who attend The Rubicon Centre require a referral supported by evidence that their mainstream school have explored all possible support for the pupil including referral to other agencies as set out in the Ladder of Intervention. The schools that The Rubicon Centre support are Barlby High School, Selby High School, Brayton Academy, Sherburn High School, Tadcaster Grammar School and Holy Family Catholic High School.
All admissions are arranged through Local Area Inclusion Panels, which consist of Head teachers and senior colleagues from the local area, other educational professionals including Local Authority representatives and the head teacher of the AP at The Rubicon Centre. All admissions to NYAP require close dialogue and liaison between schools, parents and the Rubicon Centre to ensure the best continuum of provision for the student concerned. A contract between the school and The Rubicon Centre will be undertaken to ensure clarity from all parties to work together effectively.
At the school we are committed to providing a personalised and flexible provision for students who, for whatever reason, are currently unable to access main stream education.
Our students can expect:
We will strive to be an outstanding school that makes a real difference to the lives of the young people in our care. We aim to develop responsible young people of whom we can all be proud and who achieve more than they ever believed possible.
The Rubicon Centre School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including The Rubicon Centre School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly.
The Rubicon Centre is currently engaging with a recognised partner in the National Tutoring Programme.
Our SENCo is Mrs Jayne Pool.
She can be contacted via the school either by telephone 01609 533951 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Careers Team
|Name||Role||Telephone Number||Email Address|
|Jayne Pool||Careers Contact||01609 email@example.com|
|Anne Oates||Careers Contact||01609 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Careers Education at The Rubicon Centre
At The Rubicon Centre we provide students with a wide range of careers education opportunities. For more information please look at our Careers page on the Curriculum section
Further helpful information about Selby College and York College can be found on our useful links page.