New centre to help struggling Sarisbury Green students

SUCCESS Headteacher Ria Allen with pupils
SUCCESS Headteacher Ria Allen with pupils
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PUPILS at a school in Sarisbury Green are set to benefit from a new student support centre worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Brookfield Community School has been given the go-ahead for the £290,000 facility funded by Hampshire County Council’s children’s services.

This will provide a dedicated centre to enable pupils struggling academically or facing behavioural issues to receive intensive support on an individual basis.

The centre, which will include a reception area, two group teaching areas, practical working areas, interview rooms, an office, a kitchenette and toilet facilities, will give these vulnerable children educational programmes alongside their mainstream learning.

Headteacher Ria Allan said: ‘We are delighted that the local authority has offered its support for the development of our student support centre.

‘Our current facilities have enabled us to provide a successful, personalised curriculum for our most vulnerable students but we are aware that there are more young people who would benefit from a specialist purpose-built facility.

‘We look forward to its completion in the summer term.’

Cllr Roy Perry, the county’s education chief who gave the go-ahead to building works this week, said: ‘I want all pupils to have the very best educational facilities and opportunities in order that they can enjoy their learning, thrive and develop the skills necessary to take with them into adulthood.’