Rokeby Resource Provision

The Resource Provision at Rokeby is a specialist provision which supports children whose prime area of need is Communication and Interaction. It is a nurturing environment which is designed enable learners to develop their communication skills through a mixture of adult led interventions and purposeful play. Pupils on roll at the Resource Provision have access to a private speech and language therapist and specialist teachers throughout the week. Our speech therapist from Pepper Therapy is based in the Resource Provision on Mondays and Wednesday, a specialist teacher from Warwickshire Specialist Teaching Service on Tuesdays and a Music Therapist visits on Thursdays.

We believe that pupils at Rokeby Resource Provision should be equipped with the skills they need to integrate into the mainstream classroom and wider community. It is our aim that, when they are ready, RP pupils will spend at least half of their time within their mainstream class, supported by Teaching Assistants trained to meet their needs.

Each child’s curriculum is designed to meet their individual needs, drawing directly on the Provision, Outcomes and Short Steps Targets outlined in their EHCPs. Pupils’ lessons in their mainstream classes will be planned for by their mainstream class teacher. The RP curriculum is planned by the SENDCO who also teaches in RP every morning.

Each child’s progress is monitored carefully through daily observations and assessment opportunities are planned for linked to individual weekly targets. Additionally, we use the Birmingham Toolkit and the Autism Education Trust Framework to formally assess progress across the 4 areas of need.

We believe that when school staff and parents work together, outcomes for children are improved. To that end, each pupil has a ‘Super Learning Padlet’ which is a secure portal for parents and staff to upload and share photos, videos and reports from school and home. This enables parents to share in the successes their children have been having at school (both in their mainstream classes and RP) on a daily basis and allows school staff to share in successes from home.

 

Resource Provision Expansion

Rokeby Resource Provision was established in September 2021. The Rokeby Resource Provision is part of the local offer. Places are offered through the High Needs panel process. 

The Resource Provision at Rokeby caters for 10 pupils with an EHCP, where the primary need is identified as communication and interaction. The resource provision is run by a qualified teacher and overseen by the SENDCo. Teaching assistants also work within the resource provision. Many of the pupils within the resource provision access their mainstream classrooms, attend trips and join in play time and lunchtime with their mainstream peers. Specialist provision is provided from Pepper Therapy (SALT) and STS.

For further information on our resource provision please visit: Rokeby Resource Provision - Rokeby Primary School

For information on the Warwickshire local offer please visit SEND Local Offer – Warwickshire County Council

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What do the professionals say about our provision for pupils with SEND?

Rokeby is an outstanding school and everyone really cares about the children and is committed to supporting them in achieving their best. It is a breath of fresh air to work in a school where the priority is spending budgets on support staff who then work with those children that need that additional support. The class teachers and support staff work wonderfully together as a team. I can honestly say that school runs like a well-oiled machine!
Sharon Davies – Specialist Advisory Teacher SENDTAC.

 

“It is a pleasure to work and liaise with staff at Rokeby and engage in collaborative working for the children on the Speech and Language Therapy caseload. There is excellent communication between the SLT and Rokeby staff. School staff are involved in sessions and always enthusiastic to support objectives and implement recommendations. Support staff are a credit to the school and work in partnership with SLT”.
NHS Speech and Language Therapist

 

What do parents say about our provision for pupils with SEND?

‘The school and nursery have been amazing with supporting my son with assessments and referrals for autism.’

‘All the staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and we are very well informed. The support has been excellent and we can see the progress made in a short space of time.’