Language ARP - Additionally Resourced Provision
There is close liaison between staff in the Language ARP and the teaching staff with regular meetings and updates of the child’s aims and progress being made. Knowledge is shared about the nature of their speech and language difficulties and how the child’s work in class may be affected. Strategies are discussed to enable the children to work to the best of their ability within their mainstream class.
Staff from the Language ARP encourage strong links with parents.
The staff at the Language ARP encourage parents to support their children develop their speech, language, literacy and numeracy skills.
For more information or to arrange a visit please contact the school office.
The County funded Language Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) has places for 15 children in Key Stage 1 and 2. Children in the ARP have a Statement for Special Educational Needs relating to specific Speech and Language difficulties. Their needs are met by the Language ARP team which includes a Specialist Language Teacher, Speech and Language Therapist and a number of experienced support assistants.
The children are all members of a mainstream class, taking part in lessons with their class. They are supported within class, the level of support depends on their educational and language needs. They are also withdrawn for specific work with the Language ARP staff. This can take the form of individual speech and language therapy, specialist teaching, or small group work. The children participate in language groups to develop specific areas of language, such as use of verbs or question words, but to also improve attention, listening, turn taking, and social language skills. All ARP staff are trained in Makaton signing and Cued Articulation and use these as appropriate.