Part 2 ELP specific 2014 /15
This part of the service specification deals with unique issues for this ELP and should be reviewed annually with any agreed amendments recorded.

School: Courtwood Primary, Castle Hill Primary, Kensington Avenue Primary

Designation: Autistic spectrum disorder
Number of places: 14
Admissions criteria:
  • These provisions are designed to meet the needs of pupils with statements of SEN, naming the Enhanced Learning Provision, who meet the following criteria:
  • 1. There is a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. (In the Foundation Stage there may be pupils where there is no formal diagnosis but strong professional indications awaiting confirmation)
  • 2. Curriculum functioning in reading, writing and maths on ELP entry at least :
    Foundation Stage: 26 to 40 months 
    Key Stage One: Courtwood: P 8 plus 
    Castle Hill/ Kensington Avenue: P 5-8 
    Key Stage Two: Courtwood : Level 2 
    Castle Hill/ Kensington Avenue: Level 1 
    Where there is the potential to achieve at least: 
    Courtwood: Level 3 plus at the end of KS2 in reading, writing and maths 
    Castle Hill/ Kensington Avenue: Level 2 plus at the end of KS2
  • 3. Where there is a speech and language delay, verbal communication is developing and there is evidence of listening skills and underlying comprehension. Older pupils should be able to engage in social interaction with a peer group.
  • 4. Where there are behavioural difficulties these are generally responsive to adult direction and do not require constant 1-1 support or frequent adult physical intervention.
  • 5. Where there are social and emotional difficulties including anxiety there is the ability to function socially in a group for part of the school day.
  • 6. Where there are sensory difficulties these do not require significant modifications to the educational environment. and in addition: Pupils should be assessed as being able to benefit from a small group setting within the context of a mainstream school, being able to engage with the learning environment and respond to the classroom routines. It is an expectation that a percentage of curriculum time will be spent in mainstream classes with support, post transition. Ideally this will increase to at least 50% by the end of Year 6.
Exit criteria:
  • Pupils will be monitored via the annual review and could leave the ELP if they are:
  • a) Able to participate successfully in mainstream classes for over 80% of his/ her time with appropriate support
  • OR
  • b) Unable to access the mainstream setting and/or their rate of progress is compromised.

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