Enhanced Resource Hub

Enhanced Resource Hub

Introduction

  • Pupils come mainly from Peterborough, but may also come from the surrounding area.
  • Capacity and age range: a total of 12 full time places, no more than 2 per year group, for pupils aged 4–11 years are funded by Childrens’ Services.

Role of enhanced resource provision

  • The role of the Ormiston Meadows ERP is to support pupils with physical disabilities. (See criteria for admissions).
  • Additional support which enables children to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum provided by schools.
  • Pupils are fully integrated within the mainstream school.
  • Within the 12 funded places, staff provide a specialist outreach role to support children at transition.
  • Staff also provide a specialist outreach role of approximately 0.2 of ERP manager’s full time role, to other mainstream primary and secondary schools, responding to City needs. This may be in the form of work with individual children, training for staff, advice, and resources.
  • The provision will develop and deliver annual training throughout the authority in order for pupils with physical disabilities to be integrated into mainstream settings.
  • There is specialist ICT support, available across the authority as part of the outreach provision.

Organisation

  • Pupils are part of Ormiston Meadows Primary Academy and follow the National Curriculum which may be modified to meet their needs.
  • Dependent on need each pupil is supported by a range of therapists. This support includes assessment, therapy, and monitoring as appropriate.
  • The pupils work on regular individual and/or group therapy programmes, through the curriculum as appropriate to meet each individual’s needs and difficulties.
  • The provision is equipped with a wide range of resources to support the integration of children with physical disabilities.
  • Pupils with a place on the ERP are at School Action Plus on the SEN register of the School. A place on the Enhanced Resource Provision is normally an alternative to meeting a pupil’s needs through the provision of a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

Admissions

Pupils will be considered for admission if:

  • they require provision significantly greater than their local mainstream school(s) can provide, but will benefit from education in a mainstream setting.
  • resources are available to meet the pupil’s special educational needs.
  • places are available in the appropriate year group (which may not necessarily be the correct chronological year group).
  • they are entering the provision because they have been assessed by a pediatrician as having physical disabilities that present a barrier to accessing the national curriculum within their local mainstream school.
  • they require intensive long term therapy and/or specialist equipment.
  • the initial year will be an assessment place.

Places will be awarded after consideration by the admissions panel, which meets in March each year.

Criteria for admissions

Children will be considered for admission if:

  • they have a physical disability that is likely to present a barrier to accessing the national curriculum within their local mainstream school and
  • their physical disability is their primary difficulty.

Constraints on admissions

The child must have a physical disability that is not causally related to:

  • global developmental delay
  • a significant learning disability

Criteria for discharge/change of allocation of time

It transpires that there is:

  • a significant learning difficulty/disability
  • their physical disability or medical requirements are such that they are unable to access the national curriculum despite the significant modification and resources that have been made available.
  • there is a need for a transition period from the Enhanced Resource Provision to mainstream or special school.

OMA Primary School Local Offer SEND report Nov 16