KS2 Hub @ Springwell Dene

KS2 Hub @ Springwell Dene

As of September 2023 the KS2 hub will be based at Springwell Dene, Swindon Road, Sunderland, SR3 4EE.

All staff, pupils, parents and carers are bound to follow all Link School policies and procedures as outlined in the policies section of the website.

To download the KS2 Hub Brochure – Click Here

To download an information leaflet for parents and carers – click here 

Further information to follow.

The Hub 

There will be one class of up to 6 learners, the class will be staffed by two members of staff at all times.

Our Staff are:

Mrs Mitchell – (Hub Lead Teacher)

Mrs Lynsey Turner  – (Re-integration Support Officer)

Miss Chloe Shotton – (Teaching Assistant)

Zoe Whitby – (Educational Psychologist)


Our School Counsellor is from Breakfree Counselling Services which is based in Sunderland. Breakfree are a group of fully qualified counsellors who provide a quality, reliable and affordable counselling service, to people of all ages in the North East. They work with private clients as well as a number of schools in the area.

The counsellor who will be working closely with the young people in the Link School Hub, is passionate about the mental health of young people. The focus is to provide students with a safe place to share and explore their thoughts, feelings and fears in order to help them process their personal development. The counsellor will do this by building a therapeutic relationship which can bring about improvements in mental health and well being by encouraging the student to find their own way to make positive choices.

School Day*: 

8.45 – 2.30pm

*School finishes at 12.30 pm on a Friday afternoon.


Timetable to follow


We offer a topic based curriculum, we plan learning around a topic which is dictated by the interest of the current cohort, linking as many subjects as possible, giving children a more meaningful, creative, context based experience.

We personalise learning by offering specific interventions during our tray time work and also during a timetabled intervention slot. Tray time is also an opportunity to focus on the basic skills, including reading, spelling, comprehension, tables knowledge and recall and also handwriting.

Core subjects are taught during the morning sessions and foundation, practical or enrichment lessons are taught during the afternoon sessions.

We currently deliver or provide access to the following lessons:

  • Tray Time
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • SPAG
  • ICT
  • Intervention Time
  • PE
  • Personal Development
  • Art
  • Humanities

In addition to this, additional interventions, SEND assessments and therapeutic work will be carried through work with the Behaviour Support Officer, an educational psychologist and work with a trained school Counsellor. Each pupil will have weekly sessions with the behaviour support officer and the counsellor as part of this assessment process.


You can read our English overview by clicking on the link: KS2 English Long Term Plan

You can read our Maths overview by clicking on the link: KS2 Maths Long Term Plan

You can read our Science overview by clicking on the link: KS2 Science Long Term Plan

You can read our Personal Development/RE overview by clicking on the link: KS2 Personal Development/RE Long Term Plan


At The Link School and in the Assessment Hub we are very clear, the welfare of our learners is paramount and we will offer early and additional help to prevent escalation.

Parents/Carers should be aware that The Link School will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of our learners.

Where we are concerned a learner may be at risk of significant harm, ill-treatment, neglect of other forms of abuse, we have no alternative but to follow Sunderland Safeguarding Partnership’s Procedures which can be found here. 

A copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found in the safeguarding section of the website: 

The following staff have responsibility for Safeguarding within the Hub:

Mrs Vicki Mitchell – Lead Teacher

Mrs Donna Walker –Head Teacher (can be contacted at The Link School, 0191 5614777 or 5615777)

Mr Dave Bromby – Head of School (can be contacted at The Link School Springwell Dene (0191 5615777)

Mrs Jane Thomas – Safeguarding Lead (can be contacted at The Link School Springwell Dene (0191 5615777)

Virtual Tour and new pictures of our KS2 Hub to follow!




Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777
Email: caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

Office Opening Times

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8am – 4pm

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777
Email: anita.blakeman@schools.sunderland.gov.uk



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