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Resource Centre Provision

The Kingsway School provides 18 places per year for students with severe learning difficulties and complex needs. The students are supported by 2 teachers and 11 Resourced School Inclusion Assistants (RSIAS) The school is not wheelchair accessible.

At Kingsway, resourced students are an integral part of the school and go to the majority of lessons with their peers whilst being supported by an RSIA or special needs teacher. They are, when applicable, taught in the Resource Centre for English lessons, Speech and language, Life Skills and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Some students are taught Maths in the Resource Centre. The teachers and RSIAs liaise with specific subject departments. They differentiate tasks, simplify literacy and numeracy, encourage independence and ensure inclusion for students in all aspects of school life.

All students are encouraged to take a full part in all activities both in and outside school time. Many enjoy attending and participating in school concerts, activity weekends, theatre visits and all take part in the wide variety of educational trips that take place in school time. The students enjoy participating in a variety of sporting events with other mainstream schools and colleges including Tag Rugby, Goal Ball, Boccia, Athletics and swimming.. We have a good relationship with Stockport Schools Sports Partnership. Our students regularly take part in sporting competitions, including the Greater Manchester School Games.

Students who benefit most from a place at The Kingsway Resource Centre

  • Individuals who can, with additional time, move freely between lessons.
  • Individuals who can function within the school’s reward and sanction guidelines.
  • Individuals who have a level of social skills that enable them to participate in day to day school activities.

(We currently have students with a variety of complex needs. Their levels range from P5 to national curriculum level 3)

  • All KS4 students continue to be taught Science in the mainstream classroom. Where appropriate, they also access Mathematics in the mainstream. Depending on the ability and strengths of different students they can access mainstream options. We currently have students taking part in GCSE Art, Resistant Materials and Catering. The next cohort of students may access different subjects. We try to give KS4 students a choice in at least some of their KS4 education.
  • In KS4 students follow a Life-skills programme aimed at starting to equip them for college life and adulthood. This covers a wide range of areas from basic kitchen skills, cooking, personal safety, personal hygiene and social communication. Students also undertake the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award which often involves some work experience.
  • In addition there is also the opportunity to undertake the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (COPE).

The Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is an open plan teaching area with additional teaching rooms, a kitchen and a garden. There is also a disabled toilet and shower. The Resource Centre is a teaching space for students with a variety of special educational needs. It is not the exclusive use of the resourced students. This means that the resourced students are integrated with students from all areas of the school. It is a busy and vibrant part of the school. Students can play games, use the computers and socialise at break times. There are 10 computers, iPads and an interactive whiteboard.

Specialist Services
The Kingsway School has close contact with outside support agencies such as the: Speech and Language Service, the Sensory Impaired Team, Young People’s Services, Occupational Therapy, Stockport Disability Data Base Team, Stockport Sports Development Team and the ASD partnership.

Communication

  • All resourced students have a daily communication book. This is invaluable for sharing information. All resourced students have annual reviews in addition to mainstream Parents’ Evening and Review Day, where students’ developing needs and support are discussed.
  • All Kingsway students have a parents’ evening with their curriculum teachers.

Progress

  • Resourced students are currently assessed using the b squared assessment programme, and Kingsway Case Studies.
  • Kingsway levels and PIVATS and P levels.
  • Resourced students’ progress is reviewed 3 times a year in line with the Kingsway whole school policy.
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