Special Resource Provision
Autism and Social Communication and Interaction Difficulties Special Resource Provision (ASC/SCID SRP)
A special part of Ruskin Junior School is its Special Resource Provision, a specific provision within the school resourced to meet the needs of up to 9 children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition or related social, communication or interaction difficulties. Without such provision, these children would be unable to access a mainstream curriculum.
Pupils have full access to the main curriculum which may be modified to meet individual need. It is expected that children will spend approximately 80% of their time in mainstream supported where necessary and 20% of their time following individual and group interventions. Individual programmes will be put in place which include specific targets and details of any additional therapies/input from other agencies. The SRP is fully inclusive integrating in mainstream (where appropriate for the children’s needs).
A strong emphasis is placed on good home/school liaison and the positive impact of the inclusion of children with special educational needs on the whole school community.
The following criteria will be used to determine if a pupil is to be referred to the school’s SRP:
- Pupils will be in KS2 and will have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition or be referred for assessment. They will have a EHCP of SEN describing this need, but may be undergoing statutory assessment
- Pupils may also have associated special educational needs but these will be less complex and severe than for those pupils identified by the LA as having severe learning difficulties
- The pupils will need access to a mainstream curriculum with specialist support
- The pupils’ behaviour will be manageable in a mainstream setting with appropriate support
Following consultation with the Local Authority a placement can be agreed.