Enhanced Mainstream Provision
Our Enhanced Mainstream Provision opened in September 2014, and offers enhanced support for up to nine students with a diagnosis of Autism (ASD). The additional support provided includes: resources, staffing, communication and interaction programmes as well as social and emotional interventions.
EMP’s are allocated additional funding and expertise from outside professionals to aid in the necessary interventions required to support pupils within the mainstream environment. We are not a specialist school for Autism.
To be granted a place with in the EMP, firstly an application must be made to thematic panel, which is made up of specialists and the Local Authority. The application must be accompanied and supported by parental choice, Educational Psychologist advice, a recommendation from their current school placement and Speech and Language information. This process will begin at the pupil’s SEN termly review.
If agreed the application will be looked at again by professionals within school to see if we can confidently meet the pupil’s needs.
Wellfield School do not allocate places. The pupils who are successfully allocated a place within the EMP (Pegasus Hub) are then entered onto the mainstream roll.
The EMP is for pupils who experience complex needs and who require tailored support to access the mainstream classrooms and environment.
Pupils who are allocated a place will receive, quality first teaching, a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as support to progress and experience a positive social experience, allowing development of social skills and self-esteem.
Pupils will receive a tailored package of support which may include:
- Extended transition
- Literacy and Numeracy Summer School
- Intervention programmes including: Relax Kids, Lego Therapy and Minecraft in Education etc.
- A sensory, quiet space for necessary quiet time
- Personalised learning and agreed adaption to timetables
- Pupil profiles and regular school home liaison
- A homework lesson
- Support with anxiety and behaviour
- Staff expertise and regular whole school training
- Close links with outside agencies
- 5 mins early pass and time out pass
- Special access arrangements that mirror the pupil’s normal way of working
If you have any questions about SEND please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.