We launched our Primary provision in September 2021. The provision is set within our grounds with a classroom for 8 children in years 5 and 6, bathroom facilities, a kitchen, therapy room, breakout area and staff room. This area was totally refurbished with money donated via the Wellesley Charitable Foundation.
The placement of children in our primary provision is arranged via our Referrals and Inclusion officer, with educative assessments taking place with our SENCO prior to the child formally being offered a place.
All of our Primary children have an Education Health and Care plan and experience a range of needs including:
- Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (a sub-type of ADHD)
- Asperger’s Syndrome (High level functioning)
- Autism (ASC) (where challenging behaviours are the primary need)
- Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Speech and Language Difficulties including social communication and interaction.
At Farney Close we strongly believe that one’s whole day is a learning experience and that the behaviour and events that occur are all a learning opportunity. We work with our primary children to support them in reflecting, understanding their emotions and learning how to make the best choices for both themselves, and others. This also involves us helping them to find strategies to manage their behaviour and learn how best to self-regulate.
The National Curriculum is followed and adapted according to each child’s individual needs. This is aimed at establishing confidence in children so they can access education and in doing so we can prepare them for life within our secondary provision or alternative school placement.
Each child’s individual, personal and sensory needs are met via a personalised, differentiated timetable, ensuring breaks and physical activity are crafted in, as appropriate, to ensure that the children remain engaged with their learning.
Along with the academic learning we ensure that they have opportunity to access various onsite resource such as our sports hall, our sensory room (The HUSH), cookery department, art room, design and technology room and the schools’ extensive grounds. Our Enrichment coordinator takes the children for a half day a week to offer them activities which broaden their experiences. Our Art Therapist dedicates a half a day each week to our primary children, offering play as well as Art Therapy. Our Speech and Language therapist and our SENCO also be work within this department and Lego therapy is also available.
Please click here to view the school day timings of the primary school.
Please click here to view the clothing list requirements for primary pupils.
Please click here to view the primary day placement policy.
Please click here to view the primary Welcome Pack.