We welcome you to Polaris at Newmarket Academy. We are a small and supportive team providing bespoke and individual education for young people in years 7 to 11 with communication and interaction difficulties. Polaris is the Latin name for the North Star; we encourage our young people to shine brightly and we guide them on their journeys to becoming their best selves. We offer unconditional positive regard at every step of the journey no matter how long or how bumpy the road.

Our approach is AMBIT for learning which we are developing with help from the expert AMBIT team https://manuals.annafreud.org/ambit/. AMBIT is a framework for continuous improvement in practice; we aim to learn from each young person we meet and to improve our practice in response. A key goal in AMBIT is to improve young people’s ability to mentalise themselves and others for a healthy and sustainable future.

Mentalising addresses crucial prerequisites for learning:

>trusting relationships

>positive self-image

>emotional literacy

>the ability to seek and accept help and support.

For more information about AMBIT in our setting please explore the links on the right.

Polaris opens in September 2020 and we are currently constructing the webpage, further information will appear in due course. In the meantime for enquiries please email Catherine Fraser-Andrews, Specialist Lead Teacher catherine.fraser-andrews@newmarketacademy.co.uk or Becky Macehiter, Communication Specialist rebecca.macehiter@newmarketacademy.co.uk.