Pathways provision is a self-funded SEN base to support children with complex needs who may find the mainstream classroom overwhelming. The base is a 12 place Year 2-Year 4 provision that helps with the transition from KS1 to KS2. Within Pathways there are 2 staff both of which have expertise in dealing with children with attachment needs, ASD, ADHD, global delay and learning difficulties. Depending on the needs of the child some may have an place for a term up to some children accessing the base full time for a longer period.
The children have access to the full curriculum and they are taught it at their own pace; there is a focus on social and emotional skills. The philosophy is to enable the child to be emotionally literate, resilient, confident and we usually find that once a child has these elements in their tool kit, the academic side of the curriculum flourishes. The base utilises lots of parental engagement where parents are encouraged to actively take part in lessons, help with coffee mornings, stay and play and generally celebrate their child’s successes as they venture through their time in the provision.