Parkway and Main base will reopen to all staff and pupils tomorrow (Thurs 21st October). The repairs have been completed and the heating and hot water systems have been restored. The JBA Team
Thrive® promotes children’s and young people’s positive mental health by helping adults know how to be and what to do in response to their differing and sometimes distressed behaviour. The Thrive Approach® is appropriate for anyone working with children and young people - such as in education (primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and pupil referral units), social care, healthcare, local authorities and community groups, as well as for parents and carers. Based on established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development, the Thrive Approach provides training and an online profiling and action-planning tool to equip adults with the knowledge, insights and resources needed to develop the relationships that help children and young people to flourish and learn. The cost of this course has been heavily subsidised by Birmingham City Council for Birmingham Schools and is available for a limited time only.
One of our amazing Dovedale pupils, Abigail M-L was chosen for her artwork to be displayed at The Art Yard's relaunch on Monday evening! Abigail has a real passion for art and her work is outstanding - all of us at JBA are immensely proud of this achievement and of Abigail's continued enthusiasm for the creative arts. What a wonderful, talented young person we are working with. Congratulations and keep up the creativity! #ThinkDifferently #TheArtYard #JBA #BeCreative
Dovedale is a 81 placement provision for pupils with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) from upper KS2 (years 5 & 6), KS3 and KS4.
All pupils that attend Dovedale have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and are referred via the Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service (SENAR) for a place at James Brindley. Many of our pupils have co-existing conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s Syndrome, attachment disorders and other social, emotional and mental health needs.
Pupils are taught in classes of up to nine with a teacher and a teaching assistant. KS2 are taught by specialist primary teachers who are extremely skilled at supporting pupils entering the centre to catch up with gaps in their learning. At KS3 and KS4, all lessons are taught by subject specialists. Our offer includes a curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Computing, PSHE, PE, RE, Resistant Materials, Cooking, Art, Spanish and an Enrichment afternoon which offers a further range of activities including sign language, first aid, Bikeability, karate and drama.
Our staff work closely with our pupils and their families, as well as other professionals to put together personalised support plans to meet their needs.
Dovedale Centre Leader
Parkway Centre Re-Opening – Thursday 21st October 2021Continue Reading
Find all the Academy updates regarding COVID-19 (including all active Risk Assessments) here.Continue Reading
Dovedale pupil's work selected for gallery relaunchContinue Reading
Advice for parentsContinue Reading
Help your child make positive Cyber ChoicesContinue Reading
Birmingham City Council and the Parent Carer Forum are holding an event for #SEND parents and carers on 15th September.Continue Reading
We look forward to welcoming all children back to school on Monday 6th September 2021.Continue Reading
Please see below all the arrangements for the GCSE results day on 12th August 2021Continue Reading
JBA celebrated Arts Week with a variety of workshops...Continue Reading