The Launch Pad Autism Resource Base
The Launch Pad is a ten place Resourced Base Provision for KS1 and KS2 pupils with a diagnosis of Autism. All pupils have an Educational and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and places are allocated by the Hull SEND team. Within the Launch Pad there are two classrooms, sensory room, relaxation area, kitchen, quiet playground and garden area.
The Launch Pad is an integral part of Bricknell Primary School and promotes an inclusive environment where all pupils, families and staff are respected as valued members of the school community. We work closely with parents, communicating via home school diaries, telephone calls or daily face to face contact.
Pupils have access to the full range of curriculum subjects with opportunities embedded throughout the day to develop specific outcomes identified in pupils’ EHCPs. Our approaches to teaching and learning are underpinned by specialist autism strategies tailored to meet the individual learning needs and reduce barriers to learning. The learning environment is designed based on the principles of TEACCH so that pupils can make sense of their learning, are self motivated, and develop independence.
All pupils have an individual timetable outlining how the curriculum and interventions are organised, in order to meet their specific needs so that they can achieve their full potential and prepare them for life. Pupils’ academic and holistic development is carefully tracked and celebrated using CATS small steps and Ablls assessment tool kit.
The Launch Pad run a range of programmes such as LEGO, social skills groups, friendship groups, Out and About in the Community, cooking and gardening club. In addition to this, the school is due to become an accredited AQA Life skills Award provider in November 2019.
‘We couldn’t be happier with the care and education my child has received so far.’
‘I cannot fault the school or staff. Everyone is very supportive.’
‘Thank you for helping us with her worries and for the support.’
‘Positive environment and appropriate challenge for development, excellent.’
‘I am delighted with how happy she is at school. Her skills are clearly progressing and she is extremely well supported. Her teacher clearly knows her very well.’
‘Thank you so much to all of the members of staff; our child is extremely happy here and we are very grateful.’
‘My son is extremely happy in all aspects of school. Fantastic teacher and an excellent education. ‘
‘Any concerns raised have been dealt with swiftly.’
‘She is enjoying school a lot. She is challenged appropriately and not over-loaded with homework. She speaks positively about her time at the school and her teacher.’
‘We are very happy with Bricknell as a whole. He is becoming more confident and is well supported. Thank you to all of the teachers.’
‘She is very happy at school and I only hear positive things. Many thanks to all the teaching staff.’
‘Very happy with my child’s start to year 5.’