Cognition and learning base to offer an alternative curriculum during the mornings in a calm and supportive atmosphere
We set this up about 2 years ago for pupils who need smaller group teaching. We started with 5 children (Year 4 and 5) and these children all had EHCPs. Two of these have left and 3 are in Year 6 now. Since them, we now support a year 4 child with ADHD who was struggling in the whole class environment. This has resulted him in being a much happier child who can access learning. We also use the provision to support a Year 5 child who came to the school not being able to speak any English and having experienced trauma. He says that since having this provision “I am much happier now”. Next year we are looking at expanding this provision for pupils with EHCs and with high level of need. We use pupil premium and notional SEN budget to budget for this provision. We offer an alternative curriculum for the children and base this on their individual needs. We use the Year 1 and 2 learning objectives to plan for their provision and with this, they get additional evidence based interventions such as PT. Children are in this provision 5 mornings a week from 9 – 12:30. This provision also runs in the afternoons if they need to access it. It is also used as an alternative curriculum whilst others are completing practice SATS papers. We find this to be a cost effective way to meet needs of a group of children across the school rather than providing a safe and appropriate space for the group of children with significant needs outside of the classroom. Parents have been positive about the provision and have seen the positive impact that it has had for the ir children;s learning and emoaital needs.
Name: Beki Stoiber
Number on Role: 300 - 600
Age Range: 5 - 11