Support for Pupils with Complex Learning Needs

Additional Provision

We are in our tenth 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 school. We are currently undergoing an expansion programme to increase our capacity from 15 to 30. 

A specialist teacher of SEND along with 2 other SEND teachers and a team of specialised Higher Level and 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 pupils in mainstream lessons wherever appropriate
  • Develop the pupils’ confidence and independence
  • Maintain regular contact to ensure we work in partnership with parents
  • Work alongside a range of outside professionals to ensure quality provision is provided

We provide

  • A personalised timetable
  • Differentiated work in mainstream lessons
  • Additional support
  • Individual & small group teaching
  • Links to outside specialists
  • Opportunities for students to work alongside their peers
  • Encouragement for students 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 KS3 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 climbing 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.

Our resources include

  • 2  dedicated classrooms  within Achievement Support
  • Laptops 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

Main Admissions Criteria for DSP (Complex Learning Needs)

All pupils’ allocated places will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (or be undergoing statutory assessment). Pupils will be working significantly below their chronological age academically (usually from EYFS-Year 2) and may have multiple and co-existing needs. 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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