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Specialist Resource Provision (SRP)
At VIPS Holborough Lakes, we have a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) to support children with Autism. To access this provision, all children have an EHCP and are placed with us by the Local Authority.
Our Specialist Resource Provision
We have been commissioned 8 spaces for this academic year by the Local Authority for our SRP and are due to expand in the coming years. Staffing includes a lead SRP teacher, HLTA and Teaching Assistants who all have knowledge and expertise in working with children with Autism and complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
Every child within the SRP belongs to both the SRP and a mainstream class; all SRP pupils need to show the potential to participate in learning and social activities alongside their mainstream peers. Levels of integration are dependent on the individual pupils, their interests and experiences of education. As a school, we are committed to inclusion and it is our expectation that all children across the school are able to access and engage with every part of school life.
The Local Authority is responsible for placing children in the SRP. The school receive consultation paperwork to review and decide whether the school can meet the pupil's needs. Where parents or carers are interested in accessing this provision, they must contact their child's placement officer at Kent County Council to discuss this further. We follow the national guidelines for annual reviews and provision plan meetings.
Who are we?
Here are some of the members of staff who support our SRP children:
Miss Matthews - SRP Lead Teacher, SENCo
Mrs Ede - Higher Lever Teaching Assistant SRP
Miss Dudney - Teaching Assistant - SRP
Children in our SRP access a range of intervention support to meet their needs. These might include:
- Social Skills, such as Talkabout
- Zones of Regulation
- Emotional Literacy
- Speech and Language
- Resilience and self-esteem interventions
- Anger interventions
- Sensory Circuits
- Personalised Curriculum interventions to support children to make progress
We regularly review interventions and other support with parents/ carers.
What our children and their families say
"School is brilliant and better than my old school. I love having Wallaby Class!" - Year 4 pupil
"Wallaby Class is fun and you can learn lots of new things" - Year 5 pupil
"Thank you so much for everything you're all doing to help him, we really are so grateful" - Parent