All pupils attending Phoenix Arch should have a statement of special educational need. When a parent requests a place at the school SENAS will consult with us to establish if we are able to meet the child’s needs. It is important to match the right learning environment to the child as in this way the child will develop with confidence.
The school will cater for pupils who are able to access the national curriculum when it is appropriately differentiated and modified and when the approach to learning is highly structured and positive with low levels of arousal. Pupils may have a mixed profile of attainment or moderate learning difficulties. All pupils have EHC plans with ASD, or communication difficulties as their primary barrier to learning.
Pupils will be able to develop verbal communication but may need additional support such as Makaton and visual cues. They will have developed some self-help skills and have the potential for greater independence.
Pupils may have challenging behaviour linked to ASD and would benefit from a specialist approach to managing their needs.
A full admission criterion is available from the school or SENAS upon request.