Additionally Resourced Provision for Children with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties
The Additionally Resourced Provision is for children who have Speech, Language and Communication identified as their primary need on their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). These children will benefit from a combination of intensive speech and language therapy, a language rich environment and a curriculum that is differentiated to meet their individual needs. The ARP at Wimbledon Chase is funded centrally by Merton to support 16 pupils. 14 places are linked with mainstream classes, Reception to Year 6 and there are 2 full time equivalent places reserved for the nursery. Nursery places are assessment places and there is no direct transfer to the ARP. (See Nursery ARP information).
All ARP pupils are attached to a mainstream class and, depending on their level of need, their timetable will be divided between the mainstream class and the ARP classrooms. Children mix with mainstream peers every break and lunch time; they attend whole school celebrations, attend some year group trips, including residential trips, attend clubs and lunch time activities. The ARP is part of the whole school monitoring and assessment process and the children in the ARP are included in general school life and expectations.
Admission to the ARP
Pupils are identified for application to the ARP through Portage, Early Years Support team, Speech and Language therapists (via the NHS clinics or S&L mainstream team), Educational Psychologist Service, EHCP planning meetings and at School Annual Reviews. Admission to the ARP is through submitting a request and paperwork to the Merton SEN Decision Making Group (DMG). Children can be admitted at any suitable date throughout the academic year if spaces are available. (See admission information for more detail)
The ARP school staff consists of 3 experienced SEN teachers and experienced teaching assistants. All class teachers and teaching assistants receive training to understand the needs of pupils with SLCN. We also have a Speech and Language Therapist linked with the school who is based on site.
School Telephone 020 8542 1413
Useful Websites for Parents of Children with Speech language and Communication difficulties.