Barley Croft Primary School hosts 2 Designated Specialist Provisions; one with a specialism of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) run by our own school staff, and one with a Communication and Language (ASD) specialism operated in partnership with Oaklands special school.
Here you will find information about both DSPs.
Barley Croft DSP - SLCN
Barley Croft is able to offer eligible pupils placement within the Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) if appropriate and where agreed by the Local Authority.
The DSP is a specialist provision seen as an integral part of Barley Croft. It offers pupils an appropriate curriculum based upon the National Curriculum. The individual needs and learning styles of students will determine the strategies used. This may include 1:1 and small group learning, integrated individual programmes of work as suggested by therapists and other professionals, signing and teaching in small steps and the use of alternative communication methods (including PECS and technology assisted).
The SENCo lead teacher, in conjunction with the DSP lead teacher ensures that the EHC Plan provision recommendations are implemented, monitored and reviewed.
Barley Croft Primary School Age Range: Y1 to Y6
|School Contact Details||
Headteacher: Kevin Lacey
School PAN per year group: 45
DSP places: 15 (Y1 to Y6)
|Type of Provision||
The unit provision offers specialist speech and language intervention on an intensive basis and provides access to mainstream education curriculum and speech and language models. Staff work with parents and professionals to ensure an integrated approach to developing speech, language and communication skills.
|Range of Need
|Children are placed in the DSP where their primary need is SLCN.
Included in the selection criteria are children with:
Oaklands @ Barley Croft (O@BC)
Oaklands @ Barley Croft is a unique Local Authority venture creating a ground breaking partnership between Oaklands Special School and Barley Croft Primary School. Barley Croft already has a successful DSP within the school, which meets the needs of children with Speech Language and Communication Needs.
The new unit, Oaklands @ Barley Croft (O@BC), provides places for up to 8 autistic children and those with sensory processing difficulties. These children are taught by Oaklands National Autistic Society accredited specialist staff, using the pedagogies and practices that best meet their needs, whilst giving these children access to the wealth of wonderful experiences enjoyed by the children and wider community of Barley Croft Primary School.
Parents who may be interested in their child attending Oaklands @ Barley Croft will need to speak to their current school SENCO in the first instance. Only children with Education, Health and Care Plans can be admitted to O@BC.
Such a partnership has never been brokered by the Local Authority before and we are excited to work together in such an innovative way.