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Island Learning Centre

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Welcome to our school website. Although it is still evolving I hope it will give you some insight into all that we offer here at the Island Learning Centre.

The new Island Learning Centre (ILC) opened to students in September 2015. It is located in Newport and occupies a former primary school site which has been given a new lease of life after being closed for several years and given a further important purpose within education. Extensive refurbishment has already been undertaken to ensure we have the right environment for our students. Thanks go to everyone involved with this work, which continues, including the local community surrounding the ILC who have been so supportive and welcoming.

The ILC provides an excellent specialised alternative provision for the most vulnerable students within the Isle of Wight education system. We have a dedicated staff who are committed to supporting students to build their self -esteem and to become confident learners.

I am very proud to be the new Headteacher (September 2016) of the Island Learning Centre and look forward to working with the children to enable them to overcome any challenges and to be the best that they can be.

Every single member of our team is determined that our students, whatever their background, receive the best possible preparation for independent adult life.

We believe passionately that our young learners should have the same opportunities as their peers in mainstream education. We set the same levels of challenge and expectations and provide constant and precise support so that our students reach their academic targets and make successful progression, either back to mainstream school or onward to post 16 education, training or employment.

We provide an education for:

  • KS1-4 students who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school or who are at risk of permanent exclusion and children with Special Educational Needs awaiting a place at a special school.
  • KS3-4 students who are medically unwell or who are emotionally vulnerable and therefore unable to access mainstream education.

Education is provided onsite at the ILC or work in our satellite centre as well as through alternative provision. Our younger students follow the national curriculum.

KS3 students receive a personalised curriculum containing a mix of academic subjects and vocational programmes. We also provide an Outreach Service to support reintegration to mainstream schools and undertake preventative work to reduce exclusions and referrals from across all key stages.

We look forward to working with you.

Miss J Boxx






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