OPUS is an Inclusion Centre based onsite at Ball Green Primary School. The provision is for vulnerable pupils for whom mainstream education proves to be difficult and they require support on a smaller scale. OPUS aims to be a place where pupils are supported socially, emotionally and academically to prepare for reintegration into their class/cohort. We are passionate about all pupils fulfilling their potential   and provide a fresh start for all within a caring supportive environment.

OPUS staff will work to ensure that the education learners receive is tailored to meet their individual needs and designed to give them the skills to improve their life chances. It aims to develop pupils’ academic attainment alongside their social and emotional wellbeing. The development of learners’ personal integrity, self-esteem and citizenship is central to all work. We aim:

  • to develop learners’ educational and personal potential in a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment
  • to make excellent progress in learning [particularly maths and literacy]
  • to prepare learners’ for successful reintegration within school
  • to develop learners personal integrity and self-esteem
  • to identify and change aspects of behaviour that are contributory to difficulties experienced in school
  • to support the development of effective strategies to support attitudes to learning


OPUS is a place where pupils can:

  • develop their educational and personal potential in a safe and supportive environment
  • make excellent progress in their learning
  • identify and change, with help if necessary, aspects of their behaviour contributory to difficulties experienced in school
  • prepare for successful reintegration with into their cohort

To realise these aims, staff are committed to:

  • creating a reflective, considerate and safe community where pupils can learn peacefully and be happy
  • providing a personalised curriculum made relevant by the assessed and identified needs of each pupil
  • teaching high quality sessions where the focus is upon pupils making academic progress