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06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

01/04/21

Are you a Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals to work in a Special Needs position and within EYFS. You can find all the details about both roles here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc

30/03/21

Today the whole school has taken part in our annual Penguin Pals Day as part of All children have had a variety of activities and tasks to take part in throughout the day https://t.co/MTiCE0UJ5V

29/03/21

Retweeted From Mivvy Creative

someone is eggstremely happy (sorry!) to have received an Easter egg from Mrs Ambrose today! https://t.co/rjabZi75jK

26/03/21

Congratulation to Dolphin Class on topping our leader board this week, what super effort you have all put in! Well done to Starfish Class and Seal Class for coming second and third respectively 👏🥳 https://t.co/9hlewyFiuO

24/03/21

During Science this week, Year 3 dissected a flower in order to recognise and identify the parts. https://t.co/PrzpTiZ6uT

19/03/21

This week Year 6 took part in a virtual Sea cadet session with Suzy Green. The children took part in a buoyancy lesson where they were testing the buoyancy of different materials and why they are chosen as materials for safety equipment. https://t.co/iUQlz7y70t

19/03/21

Year 3 have been practicing their reading aloud this week. They discussed how important the role of the listener was as well as the reader. In order to ensure our listener was listening we asked them some RIC style questions based on the text they had just engaged with! https://t.co/vTnvRnSoFq

18/03/21

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Children can wear anything they want to school, but there will be key stage prizes for an outfit or hairstyle that makes others laugh the most! https://t.co/im3MftNdHK

17/03/21

We currently have some frogspawn in Year 1. The children have been observing them change and develop into tadpoles. https://t.co/pcgXLXemYf

17/03/21

Seal Class have been conducting a water transportation experiment with food colouring in Science this week. https://t.co/5BzTj1oOZX

16/03/21

Whale Class have been looking at atlases to find countries where some different fruits and vegetables are grown. https://t.co/k14QnODzNH

12/03/21

Huge congratulations to Starfish Class on being top of the podium this week on our leader board. Congratulations to Turtles for second place and Penguins for third place. Who will be top next week?! 🥳👏 https://t.co/g3J8vYx5Zz

12/03/21

Year 2 have been comparing the capacity of different containers as part on their Maths lesson today. https://t.co/dt4PHjp0m6

11/03/21

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! https://t.co/89CAXNXs8v

08/03/21

Its been lovely to welcome back all the children today. The school has had a great atmosphere and all the children seem very happy and excited to be back! https://t.co/ESMGtEYYbv

05/03/21

Here is our latest Sensory Circuit video for you to take part in. https://t.co/Wz9d5ik72o

04/03/21

Year 1 & 2 have been enjoying some activities in school today. https://t.co/HJuuRkwFHp

04/03/21

Starfish Class have been enjoying World Book Day across Teams. This afternoon, we shared Farmyard Hullabaloo, before singing Old MacDonald, using our classroom animals. https://t.co/GfBKCDZtml

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/EFYRQmtDPp

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/ymtXLzu2Vi

03/03/21

In Science, Year 3 conducted an experiment with seeds to find out the requirements needed for a plant go grow. They can't wait to find out what happens! They will be observing changes daily using their investigation results record! https://t.co/xmmUl3b6Dz

03/03/21

Valley Park School is holding its first Community Art Auction on YouTube, on Thurs 4 March at 7pm. The virtual live event will raise money for Dementia UK & there will be a range of artwork to purchase - don't miss it! https://t.co/A3FecOLz0y

03/03/21

On Tuesday, Starfish class downed their online tools in favour for some more creative ones and made 3D tractors! https://t.co/vSWhUExf4L

03/03/21

All the staff at Kings Hill would like to say a huge Thank You to Julie Derrick, CEO of Valley Invicta Academies Trust for our tasty treats! https://t.co/TCLVuGP3FL

01/03/21

Today Starfish children have been using playdough to solve subtraction problems. https://t.co/oiYwOEGV0P

01/03/21

Year 1 have been measuring time and recorded how many times they could do one activity in one minute. I think it is safe to say they will sleep well tonight as they worked so hard on this, especially the exercise activities! Well done everyone 👏 https://t.co/CcJdYIuMWp https://t.co/AKZp0fI3XV

26/02/21

Year 1 have been completing activities linked to the story Wild by Emily Hughes in English this week. Today, they have written a piece of text in role as the man character. We are so impressed with their writing! https://t.co/hIJSqxWmDm

26/02/21

Paige in Year 3 has written a short story in English and using her understanding from our French sessions has written the story out again in French! https://t.co/1Ya2z9uEZH

26/02/21

This week in English Year 3 produced their own Magic Show adverts based on our class text 'Leon and the Place Between' by They explored the key features used in persuasive adverts whilst making sure they appeal to their target audience and catch people's eye. https://t.co/PKIBsr8s83

26/02/21

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Enjoy our brand new, FREE audiobooks while you get ready for World Book Day 2021! Whether you’re reading together with the family, or listening in your own time, find your next audiobook to tune into here: https://t.co/PsXddL3rpy https://t.co/Jj5QP1OZjh

26/02/21

Retweeted From Bonnier Books UK

To celebrate 's eco lesson 🍃 with and , we are proud to be donating 8000 copies of Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World to https://t.co/dXMJ7gHpHD

25/02/21

A reminder that all children will taking part in our virtual sponsored Danceathon this Friday raising money for the We will put together clips of each class to share with you all. All monies raised is to be paid on our Just Giving Page: https://t.co/WY6tQb2zVk.

24/02/21

Take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for children to take part in: https://t.co/dSzAd8B2Uk

24/02/21

Freya in Year 5 has inspired her class mates to make stars of hope, we think this is a lovely idea and are enjoying seeing their creations! https://t.co/CoojzirGdl

24/02/21

Seal Class have kick started their new topic this term 'plants' with an informative interactive leaflet detailing each part of a flowering plant. https://t.co/BQcSWVHxa1

24/02/21

As part of their Rainforest Topic, over half term Seals have been busy consolidating their learning from last term creating layers of the rainforest models. https://t.co/BoYtNidlpl

23/02/21

Dolphin Class have created some great art work as part of their Humanities topic on Rivers! https://t.co/Gt4JHdDrJ2

22/02/21

Starfish Class have been measuring height and today they found objects that were taller/shorter than a teddy bear! https://t.co/p3bkLZfWy1

Specialist Resource Provision (SRP)

Our Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP) is commissioned by Kent Local Authority.  It provides specialist provision for children with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) with a primary need of Autism (ASD).  The Local Authority is responsible for placing children.  The school receive consultation paperwork to review and decide whether the school can meet the pupils needs.  A response must be sent within 15 days. 

Parents are invited to come and look around the school when looking at placement options for their children.Once placement has been agreed, a transition meeting will be arranged where parents will receive the welcome pack, a visual welcome pack for the pupil and a transition timetable will be arranged.The transition timetable is based on the individual pupils prior experience of school and their level of need.

If you would like more information about our SRP or the interventions we provide then please contact the school office on 01732 841 695 to speak to our Headteacher or SENCo/SRP Teacher. 

SRP Places

We have been commissioned 15 spaces for this academic year by the Local Authority for our SRP. 

We currently have 15 pupils on roll in the SRP across all year groups.  Staffing includes a lead SRP teacher, HLTA and Teaching Assistants who all have knowledge and expertise in working with children with Autism.

Pupils within the SRP need to show the potential to integrate into their mainstream classrooms.Levels of integration are dependent on the individual pupils, the subjects of interest to them and their prior school experience.We aim for all pupils to be included in all aspects of school life as well as in the classroom.This is includes after school clubs, assemblies, offsite trips and special events.

The Local Authority is responsible for placing children.  The school receive consultation paperwork to review and decide whether the school can meet the pupils needs.

Annual Reviews

Annual reviews are held for all pupils with an EHCP where progress towards outcomes, strengths and difficulties, levels of provision and interventions are discussed.  Pupils with an EHCP also have provision plan meetings in Terms 1, 3 and 5 to measure the progress towards their SEN outcomes outlined in their EHCPs. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss provision and progress towards the agreed smaller targets based on their end of Key Stage Outcomes.

KCC Annual Review Information and Documents

Interventions

Interventions are based on those listed on pupils' EHCPs, these could be conducted in small group environments or on a one-to-one basis with an appropriately trained and qualified adult. 

Interventions are planned and conducted for an agreed period of time prior to commencement of the intervention. This is then reviewed for progress and impact at scheduled intervals. 

The range of interventions could include:

  • Social Skills
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Emotional Literacy 
  • Speech and Language 
  • Resilience and self-esteem interventions
  • Sensory Circuits
  • Well-being Check Ins
  • Lego Therapy

We also have a Wellbeing Wednesday lunchtime drop-in session for any pupils within the school that need some additional support.

 

Events

During Autism Awareness Week, the school participate in Penguin Pals day to develop their understanding of Autism and their peers within the school.It is also an opportunity to raise money for the National Autistic Society as well as the SRP.

This academic year, we have started monthly support coffee mornings for our Parents of pupils with ASD.  These are an opportunity for speakers to come and talk to parents and offer guidance and support as well as a chance to meet other parents.  We have also started creating a resource library of ASD and SEN books which parents, pupils and teachers can borrow for additional information and help.

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