Enhanced Resource Centre
The Long Eaton School Enhanced Resource works with students aged from 11-16 who have a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Students will access mainstream lessons for the maximum time that they are able. They will be supported in a number of ways.
- In class support from a Teaching Assistant
- Specific work on areas of difficulty, either individually or in small groups
- Given a quiet place to be at lunchtimes or break times
- Support in developing friendships
- Support in developing independence and life skills
- Support with homework
- Extra support in areas of the curriculum where they have specific difficulties
It is recognised that some areas of the curriculum will be extremely difficult for some students. This will be assessed on an individual basis and a decision made jointly with parents as to how this should be addressed.
Aims of the Enhanced Resource Centre
- To address the specific difficulties associated with ASD and to differentiate the curriculum to accommodate these individual needs
- To provide a warm, supportive and happy environment to enable each student to develop their full potential.
- To teach skills which will enable each student to achieve living as independent a life as possible.
- To provide structures and routines which facilitate the teaching of strategies that enable each student to manage their own emotions and their personal and social development.
- To help each student to acquire those attitudes, beliefs and behaviours necessary to be a fully participating member of family, school and community life.
- We believe in partnership with parents and every effort will be made to ensure that close contact is maintained with home and that communication is a two way process.
Admissions are made through Derbyshire Local Authority. They use the following essential admission criteria:
- Student has a diagnosis of ASD from a Psychologist or doctor
- Student has a statement of Special Educational Needs
- Student is in KS3 or 4
In addition the student may:
- Exhibit anxiety levels such that they regularly have to leave a classroom
- Have specific areas of difficulty that fall below the usual in a mainstream school
- Be unable to access certain curricular areas even with support
- Need specific interventions such as social skills programmes
- Have patterns of behaviour that would regularly disrupt a mainstream classroom
For further information please contact
Mr J Presley at The Long Eaton School