Local Offer

The Real Alternative Provision School (R.A.P.S.) –

The Local Offer (click on questions to reveal)

 

  • We are an Alternative Provision School
  • We have expertise in working with students with complex needs
  • We provide specialist provision for Complex learners who have above average ability but who are unable to access mainstream school because of their needs
  • We can cater for students who display a wide range of learning difficulties and complex additional needs’
  • We regularly monitor and adjust provision to ensure that it is effective
  • We set individual student targets
  • We continually review progress against targets
  • We hold regular progress meetings to report back to parents on progress
  • Students are encouraged to participate in the process using a person-centred review approach
  • We make regular contact with home via phone calls or visits
  • Each half term we review progress against targets
  • We hold regular progress evenings to report back to parents
  • Once a student has applied to join us, they are visited by a member of our assessment team, who liaises with home and school and undertakes a broad range of assessments. This forms our baseline from which an individual programme is designed. This is reviewed and adjusted on a regular basis, with each student at the heart of decision making.
  • We consult with parents and professionals on entry to the school and at annual reviews/progress evenings
  • Reviews of tracking data and information surrounding the student is used to inform the next steps, which are made in consultation with all stakeholders
  • There are lunchtime activities and clubs that students can access
  • Trips are offered to all students to support their learning experience
  • Appropriate work placements and contact with local business will be available
  • 1 to 1 mentoring happens on a daily basis through a dedicated tutor team
  • Person centred annual reviews
  • Tailored Physical Social Health Education (PSHE) provision to meet the needs of students
  • Involvement in a well-resourced ‘well being’ program
  • All staff have specific training to meet the needs of students and have a broad range of Special Education Needs (SEN) strategies
  • Regular updates on legislation changes
  • All staff undertake performance management activities that focus on continued professional development
  • The school has close links with the Autism Education Trust who deliver up to level 3 training for a staff
  • Close links with a wide range of outside agencies who offer specific guidance and support to our students and school
  • Close contact with all surrounding Local Authorities
  • The school is all on one ground floor level
  • All equipment is modified to meet the needs of students
  • Transport is provided by the LA for all students who meet their requirements. R.A.P.S. also has access to its own transport.
  • All locations are risk assessed for their suitability
  • We make regular contact with home via Learning Managers, Tutors and R.A.P.S. teaching staff
  • Half termly we review progress against targets
  • We hold regular progress evenings to report back to parents on progress
  • Education Plans (EP) are written in conjunction with parents and students that allows a person centered approach
  • Person Centered Annual reviews
  • Parent/Carer forum
  • We hold regular meetings with students to ascertain their views on the school and help us to develop appropriate provision
  • Students are offered the opportunity to be involved in a Person Centred Review
  • Speak to the school via the Tutor and/or a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the earliest opportunity so that actions can be agreed
  • If concerns are not resolved please follow the complaints procedure which is on the school website
  • They delegate responsibility to the Head of School to ensure needs are met
  • Access is provided to outside agencies arranged as appropriate
  • Resource allocation is made when particular access/support is required
  • Via our website
  • Annual parents and carers information evening
  • Information given to specific parents as appropriate
  • The Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer. This can be accessed at www.nottinghamshire.sendlocaloffer.org.uk
  • Discussions are had with parents, students and professionals to ensure an appropriate and carefully planned transition
  • Photos of key staff along with visual timetables are given to students in preparation for starting
  • Person centered annual reviews sign post when changes to provision will be made
  • Independent travel training
  • Independent living/life skills
  • Access to appropriate work experience
  • PSHE Theme days are tailored towards later life and independent living
  • Annual reviews focus on the next stage in learning/life- careers advice (IAG)
  • Nottinghamshire County Council website  – SEND Local Offer http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/service.page?id=8Yf1DjU7L7s
  • Arranging an appointment to come and see us
R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision