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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.
We have been commissioned 12 spaces for this academic year by the Local Authority for our SRP and the capacity of the SRP is 15 spaces.
We currently have 12 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 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 discuss provision and progress towards smaller targets based on their end of Key Stage Outcomes.
Interventions are based on those listed on pupils' EHCPs, these could include:
- Social Skills
- Zones of Regulation
- Emotional Literacy
- Speech and Language
- Resilience and self-esteem interventions
- Sensory Circuits
We have a Wellbeing Wednesday lunchtime drop-in session for any pupils within the school that need some additional support.
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.