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Garston Manor School Specialist School for Autism, Learning Difficulties

and Speech and Language

The Blue Room.

The Blue Room mission statement:

“Here to offer support, calm and creative strategies.”

The purpose of the Blue Room is to be a centre for positive inclusion; providing a temporary place during specific lessons for a small number of students who are experiencing particular problems.  It is not intended that students should remain in the room for all of their lessons.  Whilst they are in the Blue Room, students will complete work set by the class teacher as well as taking part in activities aimed at supporting changes in their behaviour and developing strategies for learning.

The Blue Room will offer staff through observations and liaisons with fellow professionals, strategies to help support the students and reduce challenging behaviour where possible.

The Blue Room is also available to support the integration of students who: start throughout the academic year, require a managed transition from primary to secondary school or return to school after a long term absence.

What else can the Blue Room offer?

An opportunity to catch up with missed work.


The room can also offer the opportunity for focused group work.

Alternative curriculum provision.


To provide a calm safe, space and stimulating environment.

To give students the tools with which to grow, learn and develop.

To help students look at their experiences in the classroom and how it impacts on their behaviours.


The Blue Room will accommodate a maximum of six students at any one time.

Students must be referred using blue referral forms via class teachers and signed by Heads of Faculty.

A panel of SMT and the Inclusion manager will review the referrals every two weeks.

No students will be accepted without going through this process.

Most placements will last 6 - 8 weeks before the student is returned to classes.


Blue room 2011/12