Fiveways School & The Partnership Teaching School Outreach

Fiveways School

Fiveways School & The Partnership Teaching School (Specialists in Communication and Interaction)

Headteacher: Mark Collis

Address: Victoria Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 5AZ

T: 01935 476227

Brief description of school: Fiveways School provides for 68 pupils with Severe Learning difficulties, between the age of 4-19. It has been designated as a National Teaching School since 2011, in partnership with Fosse Way School in BANES.

The Partnership Teaching School (TPTS)

Is fortunate to have an alliance of schools and partners across Somerset and beyond to enable us to offer the following & more:

Bespoke support:

Schools or around individuals

CPD: A comprehensive range of training including SEN and accredited courses. Forthcoming events are on the website or contact the school for details e.g. PCP/PCR training & support, Autism, TEACCH, Communication & Language, Challenging Behaviour, Manual Handling, Theraplay, multisensory approaches

Bespoke CPD: for schools and clusters

Annual South West SEN conference: based on current issues and initiatives

Teaching Assistant Pathway: from 'New to TA' to level 4 SEN and Foundation Degree (partnership with SCIL)

PGCE SEN route through Initial Teacher Training: (SCITT Partnership)

NQT training and network sessions: Primary, Secondary & Special Schools. NQT and new to special school training

Leadership programmes: Early Career Teacher to Aspiring Head. Including accredited programmes.

Modelling sessions: For school staff to enable development of expertise and confidence

School visits: Observation of excellent practice, the use of specialist strategies, facilities and equipment. Follow up support and guidance.

Social and Emotional Literacy: Therapeutic strategies to underpin the learning needed to reduce exclusions and make progress across the curriculum. Theraplay.

Positive Behaviour Management: A wide range of advice and support including Team Teach training.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Support staff to understand ASD and meet pupils needs by providing practical classroom strategies.

Somerset Total Communication: Training and practical implementation in the classroom.

Hearing impairment: Understanding HI within the context of those with learning difficulties

Differentiation & Personalisation: For pupils with the most complex needs

P Scales: Understanding the levels, assessment and differentiation

We welcome pupils, individuals or small groups who may need support in basic literacy and numeracy and those needing to improve self esteem and social skills.

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