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Facilities

The following additional facilities and resources are available for pupils with SEND:

  • Resources/advice recommended by the various departments within the Specialist Teaching Service

  • Learning Support Assistant time to benefit those pupils who need extra support directed by the relevant teacher e.g. LSAs to support Sparkler English and Maths Groups, SALT/Social and Communication Groups/Motor Skills/Reading intervention groups

  • Assistant SENCo time to work with identified pupils

  • Differentiated classes in Year 1 and Year 2 for English and Maths, with provision continually monitored

  • Behaviour Support

  • Intervention Groups in Early Years Foundation Stage to cater for needs of pupils within the cohort

  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) staff experts and support from designated Speech and Language Therapists

  • Makaton signs and symbols are incorporated into school life to promote and support communication

  • Support groups e.g. Luncheon Clubs, Lunchtime Sports Group

  • Mud Buster Programme       

  • Significant partnerships with other schools include our links with Menphys Nursery where pupils can use the facilities. There is a close working partnership with Dorothy Goodman Special School, Oakfield Short Stay School and Ash Field Teaching Alliance (AFTA).

     

    We also provide:

  • special diets (kitchen on site)
  • an enclosed play area attached to Class 7 (MLD unit) available for all pupils to develop gross motor skills in a safe and secure environment

  • further outdoor areas around school to enable lessons to take place in an outdoor environment

  • a Play Pod to encourage creative and imaginative play, a Friendship Train and Trim Trail with large climbing and balancing equipment       

  • resources recommended by Visually and Hearing Impaired Specialists

  • staff expertise in Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and support from designated Speech and Language Therapist

  • wheelchair access within the main school building and the modular building and there is wheelchair access to all areas used by relevant pupils

  • toilets for disabled pupils are installed and the design of the building is suitable for pupils with physical disabilities. There is a shower and changing area.    

  • lowered ceilings and carpeted floored to improve acoustics for hearing impaired pupils. There is a sound field system in MLD Unit. Learning Support Assistants in the MLD Unit are experienced with microphones and have had hearing impaired training.

  • disabled parking bay

  • adapted resources for pupils with visual impairment

     

    For further information see Section 3d and Section 6 of the full version of the SEND Information Report

 

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