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Ruskin Junior School

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.

Our contribution to the local offer can be found on:  My Care My Support -  https://localoffer.swindon.gov.uk/home

Our local authority’s local offer is published here:  http://www.swindon.gov.uk/