The Shine ASD Resource Base supports pupils with a statement of SEN and a diagnosis of autism within the setting of Furze Platt Senior School. Pupils with an allocated place in the base are taught in mainstream classes for the majority of their timetable with specialist Teaching Assistant support. Pupils take an active part in school life attending a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities.
The Shine Team Resource Base staff comprises of three specialist teachers and five specialist Teaching Assistants. A range of professionals work with the team and pupils to assist in assessment and monitoring of progress including: Educational Psychologists, Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Pupils receive specialist teaching in the base in place of agreed subject lessons, during these lessons they follow an individual programme which may include:
- Additional literacy/numeracy support (if required)
- Homework support
- Social Skills
- Speech & Language Therapy (if required)
- Occupational Therapy
- Sensory integration Support
The resource base is also a place for pupils to eat and socialise in a quiet, supportive atmosphere.
Extract from Ofsted Inspection - September 2016
'Teaching and learning in the unit is sharply focused on meeting the individual needs of pupils. Well-trained staff use their expertise to skilfully prepare pupils to learn well during their lessons in the main school. Pupils working in the Shine base showed confidence and a determination to succeed.
The atmosphere in the Shine base is calm and purposeful. Pupils socialise well outside of the base, and when in the mainstream school they maintain their good behaviour.
Pupils working in the Shine base make good progress from their starting points and attain relevant qualifications which support their transition into the next stage of their education, training or employment'.