Resource Unit


Queries for the school SENDCO should be sent to and marked for the attention of Mrs L Hicks (SEN Manager) or Mrs J Laver (Head Teacher).

Our SEN Report is available here.

You can find out more information on each class by reading their class profile: Ladybirds Beetles Dragonflies , Butterflies Butterflies

Peek at the Week Newsletters 2018-19

September 2018: Week 1 17.09.18 Week 2 24.9.18

October 2018: Week 3 01.10.18  Week 4 8.10.18  Week 5 15.10.18 Week 6 29.10.18

November 2018: Week 7 5.11.18  Week 8 12.11.2018 Week 9 19.11.2018 Week 10 26.11.2018

December 2018: Week 11 03.12.2018 Week 12 10.12.2018

Events 2018 – 2019

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 14th December

Festival of Art Parent Drop In – Thursday 20th December 1.30pm – 3pm.

All Resource parents are welcome to come and see the wonderful artwork the children have created, enjoy a hot drink and a festive treat, as well as see some of the children perform a Christmas song, they have been busy rehearsing.  Please do put this time/date in your diary.  We would love to see you.

Previous Events:

Macmillan Cancer Support – Coffee Morning 2018 We raised £43 for Cancer Care during our coffee morning on Friday 28th September 2018. Thank you for your support.

Resource Trips

If you wish to share a Social Story about the trip with your child, we attach one here: Norden Farm- The Fir Tree – Social Story.

Parent Services

National Autistic Society

Follow this link for top Christmas Tips from the National Autisc Society

Special Voices Special Voices Newsletter November 2018

Helpful Information

49 Quick Finger Foods for Toddlers to Make Meals Easy


We are excited to release the first of many signing videos.  Please view them by clicking on the links below:

Car Good Finished
Home Help Shops
Happy School Sad
Sleep Naughty No
Drink Toilet Eat
Hello More Wait
Yes Very good


Ladybirds: Working towards independence

Number of children: 9

Staff: Class teacher, HLTA, x3 LSAs.

Needs of children:

These children are those who are given lots of support, structure and modelling to help them become more independent. There are lots of activities focusing on building attention and focus. There is careful planning for the Speech and Language needs of the children as well as those who need specific O.T. input. The activities in this class are based more on sensory and therapeutic needs with academic learning built in.

Strategies used:

Attention Autism; visual timetables; TACPAC; Sensory circuits; TEACCH; SALT; sensory play and sensory stories; social skills practice; PECS; O.T. equipment; Yoga.

Beetles: Working with independence

Number of children: 9

Staff: Class teacher, x1 HLTA, x3 LSAs

Needs of children:

The children in this class are working more confidently within their academic learning. As with any class, the academic levels are varying and therefore, interventions are being set up to support certain pupils with their Phonics etc. The class has been grouped together based on their social skills and their readiness for integrating into the Mainstream setting. Personalised integration plans are in place for those individuals in the class whom this is relevant for. This year, more time is being given to building independence and life skills for these pupils e.g. buying travel tickets.

Strategies used:

Visual timetables; Makaton; ‘life skills’ sessions; out of class social learning; integration into Mainstream sessions for those who are ready; O.T equipment; academic interventions; social skills practice; movement breaks; SALT.

Dragonflies: Working towards independence

Number of children: 13

Staff: Class teacher (job share), HLTA, Training HLTA, 1x SSA, 4x LSAs

Needs of children:

The children in this class are working towards both academic and social targets. They have a lot of table-top time during their day and have a lot of adults to model and support during learning activities. This year, more time is being given to focus on developing the life skills and independence for these children.

Strategies used:

British Sign Language (for a specific child); Makaton; visual timetables; emotional check-ins; SALT; social skills practice; sensory play; social skills practice; Attention Autism; O.T equipment; PECS.

Butterflies: Ready to learn

Amount of children: 17

Staff: Class teacher, x5 LSAs

Needs of children:

This class is made up of those pupils who are more confident in the routine of their day. This group has a structure with carpet sessions and group activities where the children are supported and encouraged to have a go themselves. Again, communication is a huge focus in this class. These children need support in building up their attention and focus. The class has an attached outdoor area and the children also frequently visit the garden as part of their timetable.

Strategies used:

Makaton; visual timetables; TACPAC; PECS; sensory play and sensory stories; TEACCH; O.T. equipment; recording devices; sensory circuits; SALT; Yoga.

Number of children: 15

Staff: Class teacher, HLTA, 5x LSAs, 2x Supply staff

Needs of children:

The children in this class are our younger pupils. Many of them need support in learning the routines and boundaries of their school day. There is lots of support based around toileting and independent managing of transitions. Communication is a huge focus in the class and the activities are designed around engaging the children and developing their attention and participation. The class has an outdoor area which is used regularly for movement breaks.

Strategies used:

Makaton; visual timetables; TACPAC; Attention Autism; PECS; sensory play and sensory stories; frequent movement breaks; regular time in the Sensory room; Yoga; carousel activities; O.T equipment; Colourful Semantics; Yoga