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LINCs - Learning, Inclusion & Support Centre

The Learning, Inclusion and Support Centre (LINCs) offers alternative curriculum support for individuals and groups of students who may be experiencing challenge or barriers to learning and engagement. The provision supports students with a combination of a taught academic curriculum alongside support and intervention focusing on emotional regulation and wellbeing, executive functioning skills and support for academic success as part of their whole education provision. 

Your child may be referred to LINCs if staff feel that they need some extra support with their learning, behaviour, wellbeing or attendance. The LINCs offer will be reviewed half-termly and the aim is to reintegrate to a full-time main school timetable with support over time.  

The LINCs building is on school site to the right-hand side of the car park, between Asda and Chaucer school main building. The building consists of two classrooms, an intervention space, a sensory room, a calm room, a recreation room (used for Arts & Crafts and at social times), a computer suite, two offices and a kitchen.  

Examples of support or interventions offered through LINCs: 

  • Social time support 
  • Catch up/keep up for core subjects  
  • Stepping stone back into education – Attendance provision 
  • Functional Skills English AQA Qualification 
  • AQA Unit Award Scheme 
  • Social skills 
  • My community and me 
  • Nurture support 
  • National Literacy Trust programmes – Represent and Empower. Communication and oracy skills to re-engage learners  
  • Drama/team building 
  • Life skills 
  • Therapeutic art 
  • Zones of regulation 
  • PSHE/SRE 
  • 1:1/small group mentoring with an experienced support practitioner  
  • Referrals for support from external agencies such as Unravel 
  • Support with emotional well-being 
  • Boxall Profile assessments and learning plan 

Please contact awhitfield@chaucer.sheffield.sch.uk (Teacher and LINCs Leader) if you have any questions about the Learning and Inclusion provision at Chaucer School. 

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