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Westfield Hub

The Bents Green Hub at Westfield School 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 25 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 time being taught by Westfield teachers and learning alongside their mainstream peers, with the remainder of their curriculum being delivered in the physical space of the Hub by Bents Green staff.

During Key Stage 3 (Y7, Y8 and Y9) students are expected to attend Maths, English and Science lessons in the mainstream. They will also have the opportunity to attend further lessons in the mainstream should they wish to do so. Lessons in the Hub will focus on personal and social development, delivering a curriculum consisting of Personal, Social and Health Education and Lifeskillls Training. Trained staff are also able to deliver specific interventions aimed to address students’ individual needs. These include support for speech and language difficulties, self-esteem/mental health issues, sensory issues, specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyscalculia.) and difficulties with working memory.

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. For some students the Functional Skills curriculum is offered in English or Maths.

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 Break and Lesson Times

Afternoon Lesson Times



Lunch (Y9 & Y11)

12.15pm – 12.45pm

Lesson 1 9.00am – 10.00am Lunch (Y7) 12.45pm – 1.15pm
Lesson 2 10.00am – 11.00am Lunch (Y8 & Y10) 1.15pm – 1.45pm
Break 11.00am – 11.15am Lesson 5 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Lesson 3 11.15am – 12.15pm Home Time 2.45pm
Lesson 4 (Y7) 12.15pm – 12.45pm & 1.15pm – 1.45pm    
Lesson 4 (Y9 & Y11) 12.45pm – 1.45pm    
Lesson 4 (Y8 & Y10) 12.15pm – 1.15pm