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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

Superstars DSP (ASD)
SENDco SEND specialist teacher SEND TA SEND TA


DSP Provision
The main aim of a DSP is to provide additional specialist support for the pupils, to enable them to access the curriculum. The children in a DSP have their time split between mainstream lessons and activities and the DSP. The pupils integrate into mainstream lessons and activities when they are ready and it is felt appropriate.

The aim of Stokes Wood Primary School is to provide a unit which is part of the wider school so that children attending our DSP are included in activities and opportunities. That is: we aim to provide an inclusive provision as far as it safe and appropriate for the pupils. The provision is in 2 classrooms at one end of the school which, whilst being necessarily secure will be adjacent to groups and classes of children learning in the mainstream school. Our DSP provision is for 10-12 pupils with ASD.

Aims of the provision is to provide an inclusive resource where pupils can receive quality first teaching from staff with expertise regarding the pupils’ educational needs alongside the opportunities, activities and experiences of a mainstream school.  The inclusive ethos promotes a valuable learning environment for the whole school and wider community.

The provision will be supported by the relevant agencies who will provide the advice, support and expertise to ensure all the pupils achieve their potential
Our Expertise
At Stokes Wood, teachers and teaching assistants have been teaching, supporting and nurturing pupils with ASD in our mainstream setting. Staff are experts in this field, having experience and training which enables them to support pupils to make the expected progress and achieve their potential. The SENCo has AET training to Level 3 and has used the AET progression framework to support target setting and monitoring small steps progress, specifically aimed at children with Autism.
Our Facilities
The ethos at Stokes Wood promotes acceptance and celebration of diversity and difference. Every child is welcome at Stokes Wood Primary School. There are NO OUTSIDERS!

The DSP unit provides a range of facilities from sensory room, to kitchenette, individual work stations, wet play area, outdoor play areas as well as all the facilities available to the mainstream pupils.

Pupils will take part in SEND sporting events to represent the school.
How we work in partnership with parenrs/carers and families
Stokes Wood highly values the partnership we share with parents, carers and families. We have an open door policy where parents can meet with the head teacher, a member of the pastoral team or DSP unit, in most cases immediately. 
What the children will study
Our curriculum will build on the strengths and interests of each child. Within the DSP we will provide a broad and balanced curriculum covering all National Curriculum subjects, at a level appropriate for each individual.  This will be linked to the child’s EHCP recommendations and advice from external agencies alongside our own professional judgements and expertise.

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