The Resource Base
What is the Churchill Gardens Resource Base (RB)?
Churchill Gardens Primary Academy offers specialist provision for children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Our RB has places for 24 children, aged between three and eleven years old. Children may receive elements of their education in a mainstream class or they may be based in a specialist class.
At its last OfSTED inspection, Churchill Gardens was judged as having enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that it might be judged outstanding at its next inspection. SATs results at KS1 and KS2 are above the national and borough averages.
|CGPA Pupils who met the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2019||Westminster Average||National Average|
|Pupils with EHC plans||50%||-||9%|
In 2019, 83% of KS1 pupils met the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. 78% of KS2 pupils met the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. 50% of pupils with EHC plans met the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. This is five times higher than the national average. Future Academies Churchill is a good choice for pupils with DLD.
What does the RB offer?
- An opportunity for children with DLD, to learn and participate in the curriculum to their potential and to form meaningful relationships with their peers, to receive both the educational and Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) support they require in an integrated manner through collaboration between school staff and SaLTs.
- A communicative classroom environment that supports their understanding of others’ communications and their ability to communicate successfully themselves.
- A collaborative approach to meeting the academic and communicative needs of the children.
- Adults who have the additional knowledge and skills needed to understand the children’s communication difficulties, the implications of these difficulties on their learning and interactions with others, and to support their learning and communication development.
- Opportunities for specific interventions and intensive support as appropriate for both learning and communication.
- The opportunity for children to be meaningfully included in all areas of school life in the least restrictive setting necessary, that is for children to be included in mainstream activities and classrooms whenever appropriate but to also receive the type and level of support they need whenever appropriate.
What do we offer for pupils in Nursery and Reception?
- A communication-friendly learning environment, developed through the school’s EYFS lead, who is a qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapist (as well as a qualified and experienced teacher).
What do we offer for all pupils?
- A high level of speech and language support through direct contacts with the assigned Speech and Language Therapist, (current level of provision: 4 days of on-site NHS Speech and Language Therapy per week).
- A Speech and Language Therapy Assistant delivering a range of interventions to target need for students on the Resource Base ‘roll’.
- Close partnership between the mainstream class teacher and the Resource Base Lead Teacher, to ensure the mainstream classroom works for children with Developmental Language Disorder.
- Constant opportunities to engage with mainstream peers.
- The safe environment and ambitious curriculum that is provided to the rest of the school population.
What do we offer for pupils in Year 5 & 6?
- A class of between 8 and 12 students, for whom the primary barrier to learning is related to their developmental language disorder.
- A teacher who has experience of ensuring academic progress for children with developmental language disorder.
- A Teaching Assistant deployed to provide a combination of in-class support and targeted intervention.
- Frequent opportunities to interact with mainstream peers including music, PE, assemblies, break and lunch times and school trips.
How are places allocated?
Allocation of places in the RB is decided by the Local Authority. If you have a child with DLD and you feel they may be appropriate for a place in the RB, please contact the school office firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.