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Westfield Hub

The Bents Green Hub at Westfield School aims to provides an Autism friendly environment within the mainstream setting of Westfield School. For the right students the Bents Green Hub offers the best of both worlds; an ASD friendly environment together with opportunities to benefit both socially and academically from the facilities, curriculum and curriculum expertise offered by a mainstream school.

The Hub provides targeted support for students across Key Stages 3 and 4. We aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment where students can work towards the academic qualifications that will enable them to reach their full potential. We also provide the individual and group interventions which address students’ social communication difficulties in order to help children develop friendships, participate in social and enrichment activities and learn skills for adulthood. These include developing independent travel skills, learning how to keep themselves safe and developing skills needed for independent living.

Students will spend a proportion of their timetable within the mainstream setting accessing a broad and balanced curriculum taught by subject specialist teachers and support by Bents Green teaching assistants.

During Key Stage 3 (Y7, Y8 and Y9) students are expected to attend Maths, English, Science, ICT and PE lessons in the mainstream environment. During KS3 students can also access humanities, languages, technology, and expressive arts lessons which are taught within the mainstream setting. A varied timetable is promoted by staff during KS3 as this increases the options available to our learners at KS4. The reminder of students timetable will be delivered in the Hub. These lessons will focus on personal and social development, delivering a curriculum consisting of Personal, Social and Health Education and Preparation for Adulthood. Trained staff are also able to deliver specific interventions aimed to address students’ individual needs.

During phase 4 (Y10 and Y11) students will follow their own personal pathways, studying for their GCSE’s within the mainstream. They will also continue to access the lessons in the Hub which support their personal and social development.

If you feel that Bents Green Hub at Westfield may be the right setting for your child, please contact Bents Green School on 0114 236 3545 to arrange a visit or to speak to a member of staff.

Morning Lesson Times

Afternoon Lesson Times




Lunch (Y7)

12.40pm – 1.10pm

Lesson 1 9.00am – 10.00am Lunch (Y8 & Y10) 1.10pm – 1.40pm
Lesson 2 10.00am – 11.00am Lunch (Y9 & Y11) 12.10pm – 12.40pm
Break 11.00am – 11.10am Lesson 5 1.40pm – 2.40pm
Lesson 3 11.10am – 12.10pm Lesson 6 (Y11 only) 2.40pm - 3.30pm
Lesson 4 (Y7) 12.10pm – 12.40pm & 1.10pm – 1.40pm End of school day 3.30pm
Lesson 4 (Y9 & Y11) 12.40pm – 1.40pm    
Lesson 4 (Y8 & Y10) 12.10pm – 1.10pm