St Martin’s CE Primary is an inclusive learning establishment that celebrates diversity, and we truly believe that every pupil can thrive when provided with the necessary tools. Our Resource Base offers specialist provision within our school for pupils with an EHCP and a diagnosis of Autism. This affords pupils the opportunity to benefit from bespoke, personalised learning, planned around individual targets, together with lessons in mainstream classrooms alongside their peers where appropriate.
Children allocated to the Resource Base will join our Kingfisher Class, where they will be surrounded by a dedicated staff team who will ensure they are both nurtured and educated, safely and supportively, by adopting a holistic approach. The Resource Base comprises of two autism-friendly classrooms, a specialist outdoor area and a sensory room.
Communication and collaboration are at the heart of what we do, and we endeavour to cultivate positive, supportive relationships with parents and carers. This, alongside working closely with other professionals, ensures our pupils are at the centre of decision-making and provision-planning therefore paving the way for them to develop, achieve and reach their full potential.
Here at St Martin’s we appreciate both the uniqueness and complexities of Autism, so therefore we adopt a flexible approach to teaching and learning. Our staff team work alongside other professionals to adapt the Early Years and Primary National Curriculum, focussing on the skills, needs and interests of pupils allocated to the Resource Base. We offer topic-based learning opportunities whereby pupils can progress academically, whilst also developing functional skills needed for the wider world in whatever capacity their needs allow. This is supplemented by both small group work and 1:1 support for pupils to focus on individual targets as determined by their EHC plans.