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Universal Provision

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All students benefit from the provisions below and are also provided with additional provisions based on the needs identified in their individual Personalised Learning Plans (PLP's).

  • Class and residential provision of 4 students with 1:1 support.
  • Individual bedrooms.
  • Excellent showering facilities.
  • Specialist 1:1 online booster programmes for literacy and numeracy where required.
  • Class taught by professionals with specialist SEN and MAPA training.
  • Support from Pastoral and Learning Support (PALS) Assistants.
  • Visual schedules for residential timetable and lesson activities.
  • Managed environment to enable transitions.
  • Daily reports home and phone calls for all students.
  • On site family Liaison Officer, available 24/7.
  • Weekly newsletters for parents / carers.
  • SLT support and intervention for all students in all lessons / residential 24/7.
  • Environment addressing sensory needs e.g. reduced sensory stimulus.
  • Access to Social Stories where appropriate and daily small group tutorials.
  • Hourly recording and feedback on ‘engagement’ in learning.
  • Access to ‘fidget’ toys to aid concentration.
  • SENCo support, advice and guidance.
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT): assessment of students, advice and guidance to staff including formal and informal training, and contribution to planning e.g. curriculum, lessons, student Personalised Learning Plans.
  • Specialist support 24/7 by qualified mentors with relationships, social skills, which may involve SALT input for planning, advice and intervention.
  • Access to ‘Sensory Room’ facility.
  • Access to personalised 1:1 quad bikes, fishing, LoTC activities.
  • Supervision and support around site, including SLT at breakfast club, break and lunchtime.
  • Structured and highly personalised curriculum scrutinised weekly by ‘Intervention Team’.
  • Outdoor learning activities, including Residential experiences and International Travel.
  • Yoga and Relaxation activities.
  • Daily enrichment activities.
  • Enterprise/Humanities/SMSC activity days throughout the academic year.
  • Daily Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) lesson.
  • Availability to weekly accredited learning experiences off site (BTEC).
  • Universal specialist interventions e.g. 1:1 including SALT, literacy and numeracy programmes where required.
  • Integration of strategies across the waking curriculum to support the development of language and communication skills.