We are a small provision for up to twelve children, all of whom have a range of needs including social and emotional difficulties. There are two classes of up to 6 pupils with a teacher and a TA. The two classes are broadly arranged as a Key Stage 1 class and a Key Stage 2 class, but this can sometimes change depending upon home many pupils we have in each year group. The provision is short term whilst children are assessed and supported towards a return to mainstream or other placement, as appropriate.
Expectations of learning, teaching and behaviour are exactly the same as for any school. Therefore, with this in mind the learning opportunities offer an appropriate programme of education to meet individual needs. This is aligned to our PLC Pathways supported by our PLC trauma recovery model. Please see our curriculum overview for further information.
What to expect
- On admissions all children will undertake a baseline assessment to inform staff how best to plan for your child’s personalised learning programme. These will consider pupils’ learning abilities, social and emotional barriers to learning and resilience.
- A Learning Support Plan (LSP) will be set up as soon as possible after your child has settled into the class.
- Inclusive learning and teaching approaches, differentiating the work as necessary in order to remove any barriers to achievement.
- Good collaboration with parents/careers and agencies regarding pupils progress and well-being, with LSP review meetings 3x a year and/or annual review meeting for those pupils who have Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
- To have regular contact with parents regarding your child’s progress.
How Parents/Carers Can Help
- To work with us and your child to support and encourage him/her in learning appropriate ways of behaving and socialising so that he/she can enjoy, achieve and make a positive contribution to the community.
- Help with ‘Home Learning’ to support learning opportunities and embedding knowledge through practice at home.
- To contact us if you have any worries or concerns about your child. Parents/carers are welcome to contact the class teacher to discuss any issues and communication can be share through the ‘home/school’ book.
Primary admission procedures
When a referral has been accepted (see admissions section) there will be:
- An admissions meeting between pupil, parent/carer and the Primary lead to discuss the admission, find out some more information about the pupil and outline the PLC expectations.
- This will usually take place within 10 days on being accepted, or by day 6 if the pupil has been permanently excluded from a mainstream school.
- A suitable start date will be agreed and the timetable will be explained.
- Transport arrangements will be confirmed, where the pupil meets the criteria for transport by the Local Authority.
All children are expected to wear dark trousers, a white polo shirt and a PLC jumper with logo which will be provided.