ARP stands for Additional Resourced Provision
We are also known as Rainbow Class.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It is now 2019!
What are your wishes and targets for this year?
WELCOME to RAINBOW CLASS!
Mrs Colston (formerly Miss Baverstock) is the class teacher who works with Mrs McIntyre and Mrs La Vine in the mornings. Mrs La Vine helps in EYFS. In the afternoon, Mrs Merefield or Mrs Christy also help us. Dee is a SALT therapist who visits on Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons. Ashleigh Rolle is an OT who visits once a term.
Frequently Asked Questions by parents visiting the ARP
How many children are there in the ARP?
We are a 6 place ARP. Sometimes we have been asked by Buckinghamshire County Council to include an additional child. Additional adult support is put in place; to ensure that this additional placement does not impact on the support levels for the children.
How many staff do you have in the ARP?
The ARP teacher is Mrs Colston. Mrs Cooper also teaches in the ARP for one morning a week. We have lots of support staff, some of whom work part time and others who work full time: Mrs McIntyre, Mrs Christy, Mrs LaVine, Mrs West and Mrs Cyster. Several of our team work as specialist lunch time support assistants throughout lunchtimes.
What Speech and Language Therapy support do the children receive?
Dee Snudden is our SaLT. She works with us on a Tuesday all day and Wednesday afternoon. She works with the children individually and in small groups. We follow up the work she does with the children throughout the week, using a co-ordinated and consistent approach to developing the communication skills of each pupil.
What level of Occupational Therapy support do the children receive?
Our OT is called Ashleigh Rolle. She visits us on a regular basis, approximately once a term and gives us ideas about how we can best meet the needs of our pupils. We undertake daily sensory, fine and gross motor activities with the children. These are different depending on the specific needs of the individual child. After lunchtime each day, an adult models a key skill and the children take their busy bags to their work stations and complete the tasks there. We have a sensory tray which the children are encouraged to explore. This is filled with many different things such as: shaving foam, sand, mud, fake snow and leaves, to name but a few.
How do you decide when the children will be included in the mainstream classes and how often they will be included in mainstream lessons?
Each child's inclusion timetable is decided on an individual basis. We try to ensure they are supported by the same adult, for the same lesson each week. They are always supported by a member of the ARP staff. Sometimes that member of staff may work with other children in the class to encourage independence skills and social interaction with peers.
How will I know what my child has done each day, as my child finds it hard to communicate with me about what has happened during the school day?
Each day the child completes a home school diary. The child is asked to circle the activities they have completed. They are then asked to place a sticker next to the activity they have enjoyed the most. The adults will indicate what the child has done well in their comments section at the bottom of the page.