Designated Specialist Provision Overview
At Westfield Junior School, we have Designated Specialist Provision for children with Communication and Interaction needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Our Designated Specialist Provision is known as the Inclusion Hub (IH). It has capacity for up to twenty-five children. IH is situated on the ground floor; it has two well equipped classrooms with its own toilet facilities and a calming room.
IH has a Lead Teacher, supported by a Senior Higher Level Teaching Assistant (SHLTA) and seven additional SEND Learning Support Assistants. The DSP is therefore staffed with a strong team who are committed to the development and enhancement of all children’s educational needs.
The high number of staff enables children to work in small groups, usually, of four or less. However, children are encouraged to work independently when and where possible.
Our DSP is very much part of the whole school and we strive to promote inclusion and provide equal access to opportunities and resources for all children. The children are enrolled as pupils of our school and are integrated into school life and into their year group classes where it is appropriate to do so. After intensive teaching programmes, these children should either be identified as being ready for reintegration into their own mainstream school or considered for some other special provision.
A detailed Annual Review Report is written each year and each child’s individual needs and their EHCP is reviewed in more detail. Parents/carers and other relevant professionals are invited to attend the Annual Review meeting. This is a good opportunity for all parties to discuss, review, plan and set future targets together.
If you would like to view our DSP, please make an appointment by contacting the office.
Westfield Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0LT