Specialist Provision (SP) Pathway

PATHWAY OVERVIEW

The Specialist Provision Pathway is tailored to the needs of students whose main barrier to learning is Complex ASD, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and/or present challenging behaviours due to their learning barrier.

PATHWAY INTENT

To embed and promote positive student well-being, confidence, independence, communication skills throughout the curriculum.

At KS5 the curriculum will focus on accreditations linked to life skills, independence and meaningful employability experience.

Independence and communication underpins all the curriculum and all students are supported by SALT programmes that run throughout the curriculum.

PATHWAY IMPLEMENTATION

SP students within this pathway access a form tutor and TAs, to facilitate 1:1 supported, highly individualised timetables.

This is a differentiated curriculum, tailored to the needs of students with ASD, this includes dedicated time for sensory programmes, therapeutic activities and TEACCH strategies, to support students in learning to regulate their emotions.

Some students will build up to working with others.

SP Plus students may build up to their curriculum being delivered within the vocational teaching spaces, e.g. Gym, Hospitality Kitchen, Hair & Beauty Salon, Unsworth Library Hub, moving to a range of subject specialist teachers.

Where appropriate, students within this pathway experience wrap around care from a range of multi-agencies including school nursing, physiotherapy, occupational health, speech and language therapists, CAMHS and social care.

Explore students will be working to achieve Entry Level 1 and 2, some may achieve Entry Level 3.

The curriculum is delivered through meaningful work related activities in real placements, such as the Gym, Hospitality , Hair and Beauty  salon and Unsworth Library Hub and vocational courses, such as Animal Care. 

This differentiated curriculum develops functional skills through practical learning opportunities.

All students have access to 5 PSHE drop down days in which they study British Values, Bullying, Relationships, Diversity, Internet Safety, Emotional Well-Being/Self Image, and Drug and Alcohol awareness.

We offer nurturing, mixed ability form groups, which spend time reinforcing our PSHCE & well-being curriculum. This is called “Excellence for All: The 5 Steps to Wellbeing”. Wider curriculum opportunities are celebrated and captured within the students personalised “Excellence for All” folders. Within this document students record their involvement within extracurricular opportunities for example: clubs, arts week, the school play, sporting events, PSHE drop down days and residentials.

All students within this pathway experience wrap around care from a range of multi-agencies including school nursing, physiotherapy, occupational health, VI, HI, speech and language therapists, and social care.