The Specialist Provision for Children with Complex Communication and Interaction needs
Windmill CE Primary School was proud to open our Specialist Provision for pupils with complex communication and interaction needs in September 2018. It is the only provision of this kind in Kirklees, and we feel extremely lucky to have been chosen as the school to host this. Our aim is for this provision to be an outstanding centre of excellence for pupils and we have a skilled team of staff on hand to support pupils with complex communication and interaction needs in achieving success every step of the way. We work closely with the central team of staff in Kirklees who also deliver outreach support to a variety of children in different settings across the authority.
There is a clear process for pupils to access prior to a transitional placement in the provision being considered. Firstly a school completes a referral to the Kirklees specialist provision team. If the panel allocate the case for support, as a first step, the team will undertake outreach with pupils in their current school. It is always our aim for children to remain in their current setting, and our team will work with staff and pupils to make this as successful as it can be. If this is not successful, after sometime, a transitional place in the specialist provision could be offered. This place is temporary for a maximum of six terms. After that time, children will return to their own mainstream school or alternative provision will be sought.
Any child in our mainstream school would have to go through the same process as all other pupils in Kirklees in order to access support from the specialist provision team. There is no shortcut for pupils in our school to access the specialist provision. The fastest way for children to get the support they need is for their current school to make a referral to the specialist provision team.
Any parent wanting to consider this as a provision for their child must in the first instance speak with their current school setting about a referral being made to the outreach team.
The Specialist Provision classroom.
A pupil work station with visual timetable.
The sensory room. Pupils use resources in this room to address their sensory needs.