Support for Pupils with Complex Learning Needs

Additional Provision

We are in our ninth year of providing increased support for pupils with Complex Learning Needs

Titus Salt School was selected as the first secondary school in Bradford to provide designated specialist provision (DSP) to enable the successful inclusion of an increased range of pupils with complex learning difficulties in a mainstream secondary school.

A specialist teacher of SEN along with 2 Higher Level Teaching Assistants and team of specialised Learning Support Assistants oversee the teaching, support and integration of our DSP pupils.

Our aims

  • Focus on individual needs to maximise progress
  • Provide a nurturing and  supportive environment
  • Include students in mainstream lessons wherever possible
  • Develop the pupils’ confidence and independence
  • Maintain regular contact to ensure we work in partnership with parents 

We provide

  • A personalised timetable
  • Differentiated work in mainstream lessons
  • Additional support
  • Individual & small group teaching
  • Links to outside specialists
  • Opportunities for pupils to work alongside their peers
  • Encouragement for pupils to take part in wider school activities
  • Additional trained teaching and support staff
  • Transition work with feeder schools

An Inclusive School

Titus Salt School is proud of its ethos of inclusion. All of our DSP pupils spend at least 50% of their time in mainstream lessons and are encouraged to take place in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Dance, Archery and cooking club as well as taking part in the school show.

This helps build their confidence and enables them to take a full part in school life.

Main Admissions Criteria for DSP (Complex Learning Needs)

All pupils’ allocated places will have a statement of SEN/EHCP (or be undergoing statutory assessment). They will be those pupils who will benefit not only from education in a mainstream setting but also from the additional provision of the DSP. Placements will be sought through and formally approved by Bradford MDC in consultation with the school.

You are welcome to arrange a visit to our school or seek further information.

Please contact Jemma Haynes
Telephone: 01274 258969
Email: hay@titussaltschool.co.uk

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Our resources include

  • A large dedicated classroom /base within Achievement Support
  • Laptops and iPads with appropriate software
  • Tailor-made  teaching materials
  • A bank of recommended resources to support speech and language development
  • Specialist maths resources such as Abacus Evolve and Numicon
  • Access to equipment, including a kitchen, for teaching life skills
  • Practical aids and learning games
  • Reading schemes to help develop literacy skills

 

  • Headteacher's Blog

    • 10 July 2017

      We end the academic year having successfully supported our pupils through their GCSE, GCE and vocational examinations and I am delighted that the examination invigilators once again praised our pupils for their self-organisation and impeccable conduct throughout the examination period. I wish all of our pupils every success in their future and of course, we are looking forward to seeing them again on Results Days: 17 August 2017 for KS5 and 24 August 2017 for KS4 as well as a great many returning to study in our Denys Salt Sixth Form Centre.

      National changes to education - There continues to be significant change in education and we continue to respond positively to these changes for the benefit of all our pupils; forgive me if I repeat things you already know and are familiar with but these changes include: the delegated responsibility of Regional Headteacher Boards and Regional School Commissioners to ensure the government’s manifesto on education is accelerated, which includes the Academy conversion process, this includes the increase in the number of Free Schools for Special Educational Needs, Alternative Provision and Sixth Forms; linear examinations for the vast majority of subjects at GCSE and GCE level; the continued use of Best 8 Performance Measures; the use of a 9 to 1 scale for examinations in English and Mathematics from summer 2017, which will be published alongside GCSE grades A* to G for all other subjects; the changes to Key Stage 2 assessments and the removal of Levels from Key Stage 3.

      Academy Status – You may recall from previous letters and information that we were granted Academy status as a Converter Academy within three weeks of application in May 2016. We originally looked to progress a partnership with Northern Star Academies Trust but this has not proven to be successful and therefore we are in discussions with the Department for Education on what are our next steps.

      Assessment, Target Setting and Monitoring Progress – In light of the guidance from the DfE on the removal of levels and the introduction of a new KS2 assessment system, we have gone through a lengthy period of consultation and discussion with members of staff, in particular, Faculty Leaders to develop a bespoke system of Assessment, Monitoring Progress and Reporting to parents/carers:

      Assessment: Pupils will be assessed in different ways in their subjects; some assessments will be based on tests, others will be based on classwork which, for example, may be extended writing or project work. One key piece of work will receive detailed and quality written feedback at least once per half term. The feedback pupils get may be written advice or a further challenging task to help develop their understanding of a particular aspect of the work they have done. This type of marking and feedback will be identified using the whole school system of star – star – wish.

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  • Community

    • Good community links add relevance and interest to students’ work. We have strong business links and work closely with voluntary groups, our local primary schools and other organisations. Our growing partnership with local providers is a real strength.

      We are keen to be ‘community partners’. Students and staff are active members of local focus groups and attend local forums. As the lead secondary school within the Shipley Achieving Success (SAS) partnership we are proactive in our support with young people and their families. Our Extended School provision is wide ranging and offers opportunities to engage in after school and holiday clubs together with a wide range of workshops.

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  • Vacancies

    • We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school that is extremely popular and oversubscribed.  We moved into our new school building in September 2008 and have outstanding facilities and a state of the art learning environment.

      We are proud of our comprehensive school principles and our daily work is centred on four key values; summarised as together we can make a difference; resilient to change; ambitious to excel and caring for the lives of individuals. We are a school with great aspirations; proud of our history and heritage, yet always looking to the future – celebrating student well-being, high academic standards and achievement for all. Success at school is the result of students, parents/carers and teachers working together.

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Contact Us

Address

Higher Coach Road 
Baildon 
West Yorkshire 
BD17 5RH 
United Kingdom

Email

enquiries@titussaltschool.co.uk

Telephone

01274 258969

Fax

01274 258970

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