The Resourced Provision for children with autism, known as Peru class, is an integral part of Milton Park Primary School. It caters for 14 children between the ages of 4 and 11, whose primary need is in the area of Social Communication and Interaction.
Children placed within the provision either have a statement of educational needs/Education and Health Care Plan or are currently undergoing assessment. They are expected to be able to access aspects of a mainstream environment, but require specialist teaching which is provided within the provision. This enables us to address individual needs such as social and emotional understanding, challenging behaviour, difficulties with self-help skills including toilet training, sensory processing difficulties, additional speech and language difficulties.
The Provision is staffed by two teachers, two higher level teaching assistants and four teaching assistants and is supported by outside agencies, such as Educational Psychology and Speech and Language therapy.
We use the “SPELL” framework to understand and respond to the needs of our children, as developed by National Autistic Society:
• Structure – making life predictable and ordered through using a visual approach.
• Positive – we have high, but realistic expectations of our children, based on individual assessment.
• Empathy – we try to understand the world from the child’s point of view.
• Low arousal – we try to offer a calm and ordered environment to reduce anxiety, add concentration and to help each child feel safe.
• Links – we establish strong links with parents, outside agencies to build consistency and help each child to lead as full a life as possible.
The blue room visited Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Our ‘Reinforced Structures’ Topic helped us build our own marble run!
‘Gloop’ In Science Week
The children in the Resourced provision (Peru Class) follow an adapted and differentiated National Curriculum. Each child is included at the level appropriate for them. Alongside National Curriculum work, each child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which addresses their specific areas of difficulty for example: speech and language development, social communication skills, thinking skills, sensory difficulties, motor difficulties, self-help issues.
We work closely with parents and carers and we have a parent group which meets half termly after school.
Summer Term- 3a
The Blue room have said goodbye to two members of staff this term, Ms Pettitt has now retired and Miss Carter has gone on maternity leave. the children were sad to see them go, but welcome Ms Watkins and Mr Walters into the class! This term is all about getting to know each other and building relationships, whilst working on social skills and academic challenges.
This term the Green Room will be learning about the Ancient Greeks! We will be creating our own mythological creatures and writing tales about them. We are also excited to be heading back to Winchester Science Centre for a dedicated Autism Friendly day!
Below are links to pages where you can and read more about our work, find out about local organisations and learn more about autism and how to help your child.