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Milton Park Inclusion Centre – Communication and Interaction

What the Inclusion Centre offers:
The Inclusion Centre for children with social communication and interaction difficulties is an integral part of Milton Park Primary School.  It caters for up to 14 pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 whose primary need is in the area of social communication and interaction.  This includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition.
Children with a Social Communication Impairment or Autism Spectrum Condition are those whose developmental profile is atypical and who therefore require specialist teaching and support in order to develop the skills they need to function effectively within mainstream education.
Details of the school’s SEN Information Report can be found by clicking here
Who is able to attend the Inclusion Centre?
Children placed within the Inclusion Centre will:

•    Have a Statement of Special Education Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan or will be undergoing the Statutory Assessment process.

•    Be in the age range 4 – 11 years, national curriculum years R to 6

•    Have Social Communication and Interaction impairment as their primary area of need

•    Be considered to have an underlying ability to be able to access a mainstream curriculum with specialist support

In addition it is understood that children placed within the Inclusion Centre may have  some additional needs, such as:

•    Challenging behaviours, low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence and difficulties with motivation

•    A child will only be considered for placement if it is the agreed opinion that such behaviours are arising from a Social Communication and Interaction impairment rather than from social, emotional and behavioural issues

•    Have difficulties with self-help skills including toilet training.  Facilities and support are available for responding to a child’s toileting and self-care needs

•    Children will not be placed in the centre for assessment of need – the children will be placed in the centre under the above criteria

How do we make sure we provide a quality education for SEND children?
•    National standards as monitored through Ofsted Inspections which are available on the school’s website.
•    Local Authority monitoring of pupil progress.
How to get a place at the school
Through the Inclusion Support panel.
Who to contact if you are unhappy with the school or to make a complaint
Initially in writing to the Headteacher of the school.  Further details on the complaints procedure can be obtained from the school.
Who to contact for further information
Milton Park Primary School,
Eastney Road,
PO4 8EU.
Tel:  023 9273 3792
0-5, 6-16,
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