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Local Offer

Our specialist staff and resources meet the need of pupils with additional needs and receive appropriate support to enable pupils to access the curriculum.

Our specialist staff and resources meet the need of pupils with additional needs and receive appropriate support to enable pupils to access the curriculum. Collectively our staff hold a large variety of professional qualifications including: fully qualified teachers, many of whom have advanced specialist qualifications and Master Degrees (e.g. Autism), Regional and Local Makaton Tutor, Team Teach Trainers for positive behaviour support. All of our staff have Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to ensure that they meet the needs of all our children and their families.

There is a rolling programme of initial and refresher training, to ensure that we maintain high standards of education and care in all aspects of our specialist services. We do this in partnership with the local health care team and other outside agencies to provide the highest quality education and support, ensuring that all aspects of well-being for children and young people’s lives are met.

Appropriate classroom environments are provided which enable all children to access provision inclusively. A variety of resources are available to support a range of learning styles. Additional support may be provided including; teaching assistants, computer programmes, peer learning, practical aids, specialist resources and teacher support. Specific interventions and additional support, where provided, are regularly reviewed and their impact identified. Where appropriate, access arrangements for tests and exams are made according to the relevant requirements for the exam board concerned. The school has an Equalities Plan which reviews and responds to identified needs of the school community.

We provide;

  • Specialist qualified staff for students with a range of needs including autism
  • Picture Exchange Communication Systems Trained staff for communication
  • Specialist trained staff in Autism specific programmes including TEACCH
  • MAKATON Signing Regional Tutor for communication
  • Qualified Team Teach Tutor for positive behaviour support
  • Qualified Moving and Handling Tutor for physical needs
  • Medically trained and clinically supervised staff
  • First Aid and Paediatric First Aid Qualified Staff
  • Person Centred Planning and collaborative Education Health Care Plan
  • Parent/Carer Workshops (range of topics including Autism, Behaviour, communication)
  • Parent/Carer coffee mornings for support and networking
  • Termly parent events
  • Leading Parent Partnership Award school
  • Specialist diets and food requirements
  • Personalised Learning Programmes
  • Nursing Team (including qualified paediatric nurses and health care assistants)
  • Paediatric clinics/appointments
  • Dietician clinics/appointments
  • Orthotic and Wheelchair services
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Programmes
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hearing Impairment screening  and clinic
  • Visual Impairment screening and clinic
  • Electronic doors and access to promote independence
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Sensory Multi-Media Studio
  • Play areas equipped with all-weather musical instruments and play equipment
  • Sensory integration resources
  • Sensory garden
  • Hygiene suite and adapted bathrooms and changing facilities
  • Hoisting and ceiling tracking
  • Social, Emotional and Behaviour Interventions
  • Specific Trauma Informed Care Trained Staff

Local SEND Offer

You can read the local SEND offer here