Support for Pupils with Complex Learning Needs

We are in our fourteenth year of providing increased support for pupils with Complex Learning Needs. Titus Salt School was selected as the first secondary school in Bradford to provide ‘Resourced Provision’ (Formerly DSP) to enable the successful inclusion of an increased range of pupils with complex learning difficulties in a mainstream school.

We currently have 35 pupils placed within our Resourced Provision. The provision is led by a SENCO qualified SEND Teacher and a teaching team which consists of a SEND Teacher, four specialised Higher-Level Teaching Assistants. Pupils are supported in lessons by eight specialist Learning Support Assistants who all oversee the integration and progress of our Resourced Provision pupils.

The RP Vision

Our vision is for all pupils within the Resourced Provision to be happy and confident young people who enjoy their time at school. We aim for our pupils to be as included into mainstream school life as much as possible and for them to have access to the same opportunities and experiences as everyone else. We aim for our pupils to be as independent as possible – both in and out of lessons. The sessions we offer within the Resourced Provision aim to enhance and develop the skills our pupils will need to lead a successful, rewarding and independent life.’

Our aims:

  • Focus on individual needs and personalisation to maximise progress
  • Provide a nurturing and supportive environment
  • Include pupils in mainstream lessons wherever appropriate
  • Develop the pupils’ confidence, independence and social skills 
  • Maintain regular contact to ensure we work in partnership with parents
  • Work alongside a range of outside professionals to ensure quality provision is provided.

We provide:

  • A bespoke curriculum aimed at encouraging progress across all 4 areas of the EHCP 
  • Personalised timetables
  • Personalised work in mainstream lessons
  • Additional support in all lessons (supporting at a 1:3 ratio) 
  • Individual & small group teaching across all RP subjects
  • Specialised lessons including Life Skills, Social Skills and PSHE.
  • Links to outside specialists and external agencies 
  • Key staff members for personalised support and parent contact 
  • Encouragement for pupils to take part in wider school activities with support
  • Transition work with feeder primary schools 
  • Transition work with Post 16 providers
  • Access to Life Skills facilities within a college setting at Key Stage 4

Our resources include:

  • 2 dedicated classrooms within the school’s Achievement Support faculty.
  • A kitchen with tailored equipment for Life Skills lessons 
  • Laptops with appropriate software including ‘Clicker 7’ and ‘Communication Inprint’
  • Use of tablets to support reading and handwriting interventions
  • Tailor-made teaching materials
  • A bank of recommended resources to support speech and language and the development of appropriate social skills.
  • Specialist maths resources such as Abacus Evolve and Numicon
  • Practical aids and learning games
  • Reading and phonics schemes to help develop literacy skills
  • Sensory room & access to hygiene rooms

An Inclusive School:

Titus Salt School is proud of its ethos of inclusion across our school. Our Key Stage 3 RP pupils spend around 30% of their time in mainstream lessons such as Art, Design Technology, Food Studies, Drama, Music, and PE. DSP pupils are also members of a mainstream form group which they attend each morning. Throughout Key Stage 4, pupils work on achieving Entry Level subjects in English, Maths and Science and may have access to a GCSE option subject if this is appropriate to their needs.

RP pupils have access to the provision’s facilities during break and lunch times but are also monitored by DSP staff when using the school’s facilities during break and lunch times. Our pupils are encouraged to take place in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Dance, Music and Climbing Club as well as taking part in the school show as well as trip and residential opportunities to help build their confidence and enables them to take a full part in school life.

Main Admissions Criteria for RP (Complex Learning Needs/Cognition & Learning):

All pupils’ allocated places will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (or be undergoing statutory assessment). Pupils will be working significantly below their chronological age academically (usually from EYFS-Year 1-2) and may have multiple and co-existing needs. Placements will be sought through and formally approved by Bradford MDC in consultation with the school.

You are welcome to contact the RP if you require any additional information. In the first instance we will speak to prospective parents over the phone or via email rather than conducting tours.

Please contact: Kate Thomis
Telephone: 01274 258969

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