KS3 Hub @ Oxclose

KS3 Hub @ Oxclose

The KS3 hub will be based at Oxclose Community Academy, Dilston Close, Oxclose Village, Washington, NE38 0LN.

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.

The Hub

There will be one class of up to 12 learners, the class will staffed with a teacher, Higher Level Learning Assistant and Teaching Assistant.

Our Staff are:

Mrs Knight (Hub Lead Teacher)


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Mrs Routledge (Educational Psychologist)

? Breakfree Counselling School Counsellor


School Day*:

Arrive School: 8.40am

Tutor Time: 8.40 – 9am

Lesson 1: 9 – 9.40am

Lesson 2: 9.40 – 10.30am

Break: 10.30 – 1050am

Lesson 3: 10.50 – 11.40am

Lesson 4: 11.40 – 12.30pm

Lunch: 12.30 – 1pm

Lesson 5: 1.- 1.50pm

Lesson 6: 1.50 – 2.40pm

Reflection time: 2.40 – 2.50pm

*School finishes at 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

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Lessons are fifty minutes in duration and will cover a broad and balanced curriculum of subjects including: English, Maths, Science, ICT, Humanities, Art, PE and PSHEE/RE.

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.


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You can read our English overview by clicking on the link:

You can read our Maths overview by clicking on the link:

You can read our Science overview by clicking on the link:

You can read our Humanities overview by clicking on the link:

You can read our ICT overview by clicking on the link:

You can read our PSHE/RE overview by clicking on the link:

You can read our Art overview by clicking on the link:



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 Victoria Knight – 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).


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

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

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

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