The Captains Nest

Who Are We?

Captains Close Primary School (CCPS) is a one form entry primary school based in the green and beautiful village of Asfordby near Melton Mowbray. We are an academy school that is part of the Discovery Schools Academy Trust, a 13 school MAT across Leicestershire and Rutland. Our Captain’s Nest SEMH hub is due to open in January 2020, starting with up to 4 pupils and expanding to a 10-place provision from September 2020

Our SEMH hub is here to ensure that we ensure that we provide a caring and aspirational environment where all members of the school community are cared about, valued and respected; where every individual can be inspired to enjoy learning for life.

Our Staff

Mrs J Parker – Lead Teacher
Miss M Hall – Teaching Assistant

What do we offer?

We offer expertise in providing bespoke, nurturing care and education to offer outstanding, fully inclusive and personalised learning experiences for pupils who are currently not fully accessing the National Curriculum or having their needs met within a mainstream primary school. We believe that, with appropriate support, pupils with SEMH can be enabled to accelerate their development and achieve outcomes at least in line with those of their peers.

The Captain’s Nest is organised on a day-to-day basis by professional staff members with a range of specialist education experiences. A range of specific therapies and services are on offer within the unit, including Therapeutic timetables (timestables that are based around the individual, to support their own needs), Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Drawing and Talking, Story massage, Sensory Play, Music Therapy, Speech and Language and Educational Physchology services. The range of services on offer will increase with time based around the individual children based at the hub.

Our curriculum opportunities are designed around the needs of the individual based on our tiered priorities of attendance; wellbeing, behaviours and then academic needs. The structure of the day, the resourcing and the classroom environments will all be based around the individual needs of your child.

We have a range of recourses at the school to support your child’s learning and progress: large teaching areas and meeting rooms; a range of creative and traditional teaching resources to engage learning in our children; safe spaces – including soft play and dark room zones; a school swimming pool; large outdoor areas including a playground, a field and outdoor playground equipment; Music and IT equipment including a suite of online learning opportunities and a curriculum and assessment system designed to tailor specific progress and feedback opportunities for the needs of your child.

What does the day look like?

School starts for children at The Captain’s Nest from 8.30am where most children arrive by SEN transport (taxi). Our staff are ready to great the children and welcome them into the school each day to share breakfast and talk about the expectations for the day. Personalised timetables for each child are visible within the unit for personal, emotional, social and academic targets. Fully inclusive opportunities are prepared and rewards and praise (as appropriate to the needs of the child) are shared throughout the day.  
Arrive at school – Breakfast and transition activities 8:30am – 9:00am
Registration – Good Morning – Feelings – Timetable – Day of the week 9:00am – 9:20am
Lesson One 9:20am – 10:00am
Outside Play 10:00am – 10:20am
Communication / Life Skills – Snack time 10:20am – 10:30am
Lesson Two 10:30am – 11:00am
Interventions 11:00am – 11:30am
Outside Play 11:30am – 12:00am
Lunch 12:00am – 12:30am
Interventions 12:30am – 1:00pm
Lesson Three 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Lesson four 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Reflection and rewards time 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Home Time 2:30pm – 3:00pm

What do you need to do next?

If you think that we’d suit your needs, please get in touch with our staff at the CCPS school office and we will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a visit to you in your current setting and a visit to the school so that you can meet us too. We look forward to welcoming you to the school.


Travel Arrangements

SEND travel arrangements will be available for all children living over 3 miles from the school; CCPS staff will be very happy to help you with the necessary arrangements to ensure that this in place for your child.