East Ward is home to a 12-place Local Authority Resourced Provision (RP) – The Honey Pot. The RP is mainly for children with a diagnosis of Autism and those with speech, language and communication needs. The Special Educational Needs Team at Local Authority have control over allocating places to children with an Educational Health Care Plan.
The Honey Pot is led and managed by our school SENCo, Miss Shedwick and our children are supported by a staff team with a wealth of knowledge of SEND.
The Honey Pot is made up of two learning spaces: The Bees and The Bumblebees.
The Bees have daily phonic sessions each morning usually followed by taught Maths and English which is delivered either in small groups or one-to-one. Individualised or small group teaching time is planned and delivered by the staff in the RP, ensuring that the children have the opportunity to meet their individual targets. Our curriculum is tailored to meet the children’s needs and the way in which they learn and is focused on the Engagement Model and EYFS and Key Stage One Framework. Children in The Honey Pot have the opportunity to join their peers in their mainstream class, as and when appropriate.
Children with a very early developmental age access The Bumblebees. Their curriculum is organised to enable them to make progress based on their Educational Health Care Plan. They follow individual learning plans and are assessed using the 5 areas of engagement.
Our work is supported by an Educational Psychologist and our Speech and Language specialist, Leanne Lavelle.