The Resource Provision, fondly known as RP, is set up to meet the complex learning needs for up to 22 children from reception to year 6; all of whom have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). The provision is a highly staffed and nurturing environment, providing excellent opportunities so that each child can maximise their learning potential.
The children in the Resource Provision range from 4 to 11 years of age. Learning looks different for each of our children as it is bespoke to them. Some children follow a more curriculum based approach to learning, with lessons in, for example, English, Maths and Science. Lessons are catered to each child’s ability and learning style. Children are supported by an adult but have the opportunity and encouragement to develop their independent skills. For other children in RP, learning is more play based with many opportunities for them to explore through sensory experiences either in our classroom, outside in our playground area or in our own multi-sensory room. To meet their varying needs and abilities, the curriculum is planned by taking objectives and outcomes from the EYFS Framework and the National Curriculum. We work with other professionals to ensure that the outcomes from each child’s EHCP are met and strive to give the children as many real-life experiences as possible, for example by planning trips, weekly swimming and visiting the local soft play area.
We take part in whole school activities and, when appropriate, children in the provision will also have the opportunity to access mainstream learning. This is supported by a member of staff from RP. We believe that inclusion in mainstream is vital and the support of a familiar adult allows each child to have the confidence to join in and learn with their peers thus providing excellent opportunities to experience other areas of the curriculum.
Here is what one of our recent visitors has said about RP:
“You have created a wonderfully bright and welcoming environment. It was so lovely to hear children laughing and enjoying learning. It was clear to see how much time, effort and thought has been put into the resourced base, not only in its physical organisation and wonderful displays but also in capturing children’s successes through their personal learning journeys.”
Val Waite – Best Practice and development lead, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist.