ASC Resource base information

Rookery’s Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Resource Base

At Rookery school we have a 17 place Resource base which supports primary aged children with an ASC diagnosis formerly known as ASD.

The Resource base is supported by a head of base who is one of two teachers, a HLTA – family support worker, learning mentor and 3 teaching assistants; we also have a part time speech and language therapist.

In Rookery’s ASC Resource base we support the whole child. The Personal development and learning journey of each child is of equal importance and we strive to ensure that the individual needs of the children are supported.

We aim to recognise and nurture the potential in each of our pupils; this is achieved by adapting the environment, by implementing individualised programmes of support and ensuring that staff knowledge is continually developed.

Teaching and activities in the RB

Teaching in the resource base is topic based and prepares the children for the reintegration process. We use a range of techniques and strategies, which include sensory approaches to learning, TEACCH, precision teaching, social stories, social groups and Reciprocal play.

As an inclusive school Rookery understands the importance of pupils with an ASC socialising and learning with their peers. This is why integration into mainstream classes is the ultimate goal for the children attending the Resource base.

The staff in the resource base are skilled and sensitive in the area of reintegration ensuring the best possible outcome for the children we support.

Children who attend the resource base also have access to a range of extra-curricular activities which include; horse riding, forest schools and music lessons.

Outreach work

As a specialised provision we also recognise the need to share our skills and developments with other professionals.  This is achieved through outreach work and training programmes – for further information about this please contact Head of base; .