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Special provision capital funding projects 2018-2019

Staffordshire County Council has been allocated £311,000 of Special Provision Capital Funding in 2018-19.

Project information can be found below:

A printable version of the project form can be found in our download section.

Doxey Primary School

Provision category:  Mainstream provision (not unit)

Ofsted judgement:  Requires improvement

Age range:  Primary

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £50,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project:  The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards".

Install directional and door signage within metal slots to allow flexibility to change when classrooms are changed.  Install 6 workstations.  Install a sensory garden including a barefoot walk pathway, wind chimes and outdoor fixed instruments and herb garden.  Purchase sensory equipment including small trampoline for indoor use, body sock, gym ball, bilibo and a storage unit to store the equipment..

John Wheeldon Primary School

Provision category:  Mainstream provision (not unit)

Ofsted judgement:  Requires improvement

Age range:  Primary

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £36,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project: The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards".  

Create a sensory room/multi-sensory enviornment in the Birch building with appropriate ceiling height,  lighting, carpeting and various equipment such as optics, bubble tubes, textured walls etc to provide a calming enviornment for children with autism and sensory difficulties, and to enable us to provide them with a sensory diet.  Install work stations with surrounds to provide structured distraction free areas to work quietly.

Norton Canes High School

Provision category:  Mainstream provision (not unit)

Ofsted judgement:  Good

Age range:  Secondary and Post 16

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £31,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project:   The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards' via the school eco sub committee.

Create an outdoor space for pupils (mindfulness' garden).  Plant screening shrubs.  Install private seating,  Create a paved area.  Create raised beds for planting of sensory and edible plants.  The planint will be undertaken by pupils with support.  Install a water feature.  Purchase a small storage chest and simple tools for the ongoing maintenance of the garden.

Redbrook Hayes Primary School

Provision category:  Mainstream provision (not unit)

Ofsted judgement:  Good

Age range:  Primary

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £60,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project:  The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards'.  

Create a sensory garden/outside area to improve the sensory development by stimulating all senses including sight, touch, taste and sound, through the use of different plants and materials.

Tillington Manor Primary School

Provision category:  Mainstream provision (not unit)

Ofsted judgement:  Good

Age range:  Primary

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £45,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project:  The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards". 

Make a classroom in each area of school an Autism-friendly classroom.  Install 2 workstations in 4 different classrooms.  Additional development in each classroom based on the TEACHH approach to structure physically and visually to support independent learning.  Develop a sensory room with soft furnishings, sensory lights and sensory equipment.

Wilnecote High School

Provision category:  Mainstream provision (not unit)

Ofsted judgement:  Requires improvement

Age range:  Secondary

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £60,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project:    The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards' . 

Remodel a classroom.  Create a sensory room including removal of walling, decorating and lighting.  Create sensory garden including raised beds, planting, fencing and shelter.

 

Wolstanton High School

Provision category:  Special unit or resourced provision

Ofsted judgement:  Not yet inspected

Age range:  Secondary

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £3,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project:   The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards'.

Replace current 6 x strip lights using 12 fluroscent bulbs with LED lighting in the current ASD resource room.

Anglesey Primary School

Provision category:  Mainstream provision (not unit)

Ofsted judgement:  Good

Age range:  Primary

Special provision fund investment in facilities: £26,000

Type of SEN or disability that the project is designed to meet:  ASD

Aims of the project:   The project has been developed following the school's self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards'. Reconfigure a classroom to dedicate the space for ASD pupils.  Purchase and install 6 work stations with surrounds.  Purchase of portable dividing screens to create separate areas within the classroom.

Consultation methods - Special Schools

Date and method:

7-12-18 - Discussion with Special School Headteachers at their forum meeting - 23 special schools

Topic of discussion:

Verbal discussion to explain that the Local Authority  was exploring options and requested that Headteacher email any suggesions/ideas to the Local Authority.

Consultation methods - Mainstream Schools, Special School and PRUs

Date and method:

17-1-18 - electronic mail bag circulated Briefing document to all school headteachers - 400 schools

Topic discussed:

Electronic written briefing document outlining the rationale for the Local Authority plans to invest the funding in improving facilities in the mainstream sector. This is intended to ensure that mainstream settings have suitable environments to support a range of sensory needs. This is to enable children and young people with SEND who have EHCPs with ASD to be able to be supported in their local mainstream schools.The plan is to develop project proposals with up to 10 schools who have undertaken a self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards'.

Consultation methods - SEND Partnership Board

Date and method:

25-1-18 - Partnership Meeting with education providers, health partners and parents representatives and IASS representatives.

Topic of discussion:

Electronic written briefing document outlining the rationale for the Local Authority plans to invest the funding in improving facilities in the mainstream sector. This is intended to ensure that mainstream settings have suitable environments to support support a range of sensory needs. This is to enable children and young people with SEND who have EHCPs with ASD to be able to be supported in their local mainstream schools.Verbal conversation to explain proposed plans and feedback received from attendees that they are in agreement with plan of action. 

Consultation Methods - Staffordshire SEND Family Partnership (IASS)

Date and method:

13-3-18 - email to request circulation of projects details to parents.

Topic discussed:

Electronic written individual school project consultation briefs to be circulated to parents to request feedback by 13th April 2018. SEND Family Partnership to circulate via their e-brief and to a range of parent groups.

Consultation Methods - Parents

Date and method:

13-3-18 - email to request circulation of projects details to parents.

Topic of discussion:

Electronic written individual school project consultation briefs to be circulated to parents to request feedback by 13th April 2018. Emailed to each school for circulation with the school's parents. Copied to AOT outreach team, Education Psychology team and Entrust Education Partner for circulation amongst colleagues.

Consultation Methods - SEND Transformation Programme Monthly communication briefing

Date and method:

January 2018 - Capital Briefing including in the Communications Monthly briefing document - sent electronically to all Partners and Stakeholders - 350 plus people.

Topic discussed: 

Electronic written briefing document outlining the rationale for the Local Authority plans to invest the funding in improving facilities in the mainstream sector. This is intended to ensure that mainstream settings have suitable environments to support a range of sensory needs. This is to enable children and young people with SEND who have EHCPs with ASD to be able to be supported in their local mainstream schools.The plan is to develop project proposals with up to 10 schools who have undertaken a self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards'.

Consultation methods - SENCO updates

Date and method:

Sping SENCO network meetings - Comms monthly briefing included on the Agenda for the meeting. Verbal update at 8 District network meetings.

Topic discussed:

Electronic written briefing document outlining the rationale for the Local Authority plans to invest the funding in improving facilities in the mainstream sector. This is intended to ensure that mainstream settings have suitable environments to support a range of sensory needs. This is to enable children and young people with SEND who have EHCPs with ASD to be able to be supported in their local mainstream schools.The plan is to develop project proposals with up to 10 schools who have undertaken a self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards'.

Consultation methods - Governor updates

Date and method:

Spring Governor updates - Comms monthly briefing included in the update.

Topic discussed:

Electronic written briefing document outlining the rationale for the Local Authority plans to invest the funding in improving facilities in the mainstream sector. This is intended to ensure that mainstream settings have suitable environments to support a range of sensory needs. This is to enable children and young people with SEND who have EHCPs with ASD to be able to be supported in their local mainstream schools.The plan is to develop project proposals with up to 10 schools who have undertaken a self-assessment against the Autism Education Trust 'School Autism Standards'.

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