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.