Fairmead School Outreach

Fairmead School

Fairmead School

Headteacher: Tracy Felstead

Address: Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4NZ

T: 01935 421295

E: SCColes@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Brief description of school:

Fairmead School is situated on the North East outskirts of Yeovil. It has a very wide catchment area taking pupils from Bruton, Chard and Somerton down and into parts of Dorset. The school caters for students with moderate learning difficulties and complex needs, aged between 4 and 19 yrs.

Working with Parents & Carers of Pupils with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

Observation and discussion with family and pupil at home.

Strategies to support pupil at school and at home.

Visits to Fairmead

Visits by mainstream school staff to Fairmead to share good practice, knowledge and resources. This includes moderation activities.

Supporting Pupils in Mainstream with ASD

Discussion with school staff

Observation of the pupils in school setting

Staff INSET on different aspects of ASD eg TEACCH, Social Stories, PECs, Sensory Issues, Resources

Circle Time

Providing mainstream schools with practical activities to support Circle Time

Yeovil Parent Support Group

This group is open to parents and carers of all children and young people with additional needs, whether they attend a Mainstream school, Special school or are Home Educated.

Behaviour Strategies for Individual Pupils

Fairmead can support schools in developing behaviour strategies for individual pupils and whole school systems for behaviour management. All staff are trained in Team Teach.

Parent and Family Support Advisor (PFSA)

Our Parent and Family Support Advisor offers advice and support through the Family Links programme. This programme offers effective ways of encouraging co-operative behaviours, empowering both parents and children. It also offers an emotional literacy programme.

Visual strategies for pupils with ASD in mainstream schools

Useful classroom strategies and resources

Awareness Session for staff on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD triad of impairment, useful classroom strategies and resources

SEN - Support for teaching and assessment

Working in collaboration with mainstream schools to support the teaching and assessment of children with SEN

Youth Club

Available weekly to pupils with additional needs.

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