Welcome to Bridge Primary
My name is Karen Wicks and I am the Primary Lead for Little Bridge Short Stay School, our new provision in Rugeley. My role is Assistant Headteacher, SENDCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead at the centre and I am passionate about working in a child centred and trauma informed way to understand what behaviour is communicating.
I lead a team of specialist staff in working with small nurture groups of primary pupils and we deliver a curriculum based on explicit teaching of social skills combined with literacy and numeracy. We run interventions in Phonics and SEMH programs. My vision is to reduce stress for pupils using routine and structure and to establish positive relationships and a feeling of safety to enable the learning process to be accessible.
We provide a nurture-based small educational setting for primary pupils who are permanently excluded or at risk of exclusion and for those who may have unmet needs and would benefit from an EHC assessment. I also line manage the outreach service for Cannock and Rugeley.