Enhanced Mainstream Provision (EMP)
HOWLETCH LANE PRIMARY SCHOOL
ENHANCED MAINSTREAM PROVISION FOR CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DIFFICULTIES
At Howletch Primary School we have 12 place Enhanced Mainstream Provision for children who have a varying degree of Physical Difficulties. These range from problems with mobility, developmental difficulties or particular medical conditions.
Our role in school is to ensure that the children can be safely integrated into a mainstream primary school, but at the same time can receive the additional help they require to access the curriculum at an appropriate level.
WHO WORKS IN THE ENHANCED MAINSTREAM PROVISION?
The teaching team in the Enhanced Mainstream Provision consists of:
Alongside the teaching team are our school-based therapists and school nursing sister.
Both teaching staff and health professionals work together to develop individual therapy programmes which are specific to each child’s individual needs.
The school building has been specifically adapted and extended to provide a safe environment for the children we receive. The Enhanced Mainstream Provision provides rooms for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, toilet and changing facilities and a multi-sensory room. We also now have an outdoor area which includes a play area, a sensory garden and an outdoor stage which is accessible to all children.
AIMS FOR THE ENHANCED MAINSTREAM PROVISION
All staff are committed to working closely with all professionals and with parents to develop and improve all areas of the children’s education. Parents play a major role in how we develop individual children’s learning and are kept in touch through home/school diaries meetings, telephone calls etc.
Each child will receive a method of teaching which is most relevant to their developmental level. Inclusion in class with children of their own age or at an appropriate level with additional support will be included as part of their day.
SUPPORT PROVIDED FOR THE ENHANCED MAINSTREAM PROVISION CHILDREN
Some children will need a higher proportion of small group work and therefore may access the enhanced mainstream provision working in a small group, however they will all be involved in whole school activities such as break times, assemblies, school plays etc.
Part of the school week may involve working with school based Health Therapists and school staff working on programmes aimed at developing specific skills e.g. physiotherapy – to keep muscles stretched and flexible.
If you would like to know more about Howletch Enhanced Mainstream Provision please contact:
Mrs H Adair the Head Teacher or
Miss C Smith the Resource Base Manager/SENDCo on: