The Malling School SRP

The Malling School SRP is a highly successful specialist mainstream provision, established in September 1990.

In order to attend the SRP students must have an Education, Health and Care Plan for one of the following:

  • Speech, Language and Communication Need (SLCN)
  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Students with placements in our Specialist Resource Provision are members of The Malling School and are supported by our structured inclusion programme. Students follow a mainstream curriculum that is scaffolded to meet their needs and has a multi-sensory approach. All students study for appropriate GCSEs and other equivalent qualifications. We have high expectations for all our students to achieve or exceed their potential, which has resulted in a track record of excellent academic progress and personal development. Students receive a combination of small group and whole class teaching, supported by highly trained staff. Throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, students will receive specialist provision that supports them to make progress towards meeting the SEN outcomes set out in their EHCPs and to achieve good outcomes across the curriculum. The Specialist Resource Provision also has a designated Pastoral Manager who is responsible for student welfare throughout the school day. To support the academic progress and personal and social development of our students, we pride ourselves on our highly effective mentoring programme whereby each teacher has the responsibility for a small group of students. They design a personalised learning programme in line with the provision set out in each pupil’s EHCP. The effectiveness of this provision is continually monitored, reviewed and adapted accordingly to ensure the best learning outcomes. Tutors are responsible for monitoring student progress, their well-being and for liaising with parents/carers and other professionals.

 

Speech and Language Therapy

As part of the specialist designation a Speech and Language Therapist attends The Malling School for one day each week and a Speech and Language Practitioner attends for half a day each week to support students who are open to SaLT.  The SaLT professionals work closely with the teachers and teaching assistants in order to ensure that the strategies practised in therapy sessions are embedded into the student’s learning environment. 

The SaLT professionals also carry out training for teachers and teaching assistants throughout the year to ensure that current practices are up-to-date and relevant in the classroom. 

All admissions to the Specialist Resource Provision are managed by the Local Authority. 

Useful Links recommended by TMS

  • Kent Parents and Carers Together:  https://kentpactnew2022.co.uk/join - Professionals who work with children who have a special educational needs and/or disability.
  • Autism education:  www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk - Resources and support for parents and schools for children and young people with autism.
  • Kent Autistic Trust: www.kentautistictrust.org - Resources and support for parents and schools for children and young people with autism.
  • Kent Resilience Hub: https://kentresiliencehub.org.uk - A resource that helps young people, parents and carers, staff and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and resilience
  • Parent/Carer Recorded Webinar: https://youtu.be/SY4Nu48OVrE - Information and support for parents on managing anxiety.
  • Dyslexia: https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children/guidance-for-parents - Information and support for parents on Dyslexia.
  • Dyslexia: https://www.bbc.co.uk/parents-toolkitdyslexia - Information and support for parents on Dyslexia.
  • Dyscalculiahttps://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/dyscalculia - Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics.
  • Dyspraxia: https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/advice/how-parents-can-help - What is a dyspraxia? Dyspraxia, also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination.
  • ICAN: www.ican.org.uk. This website offers a range of information services for parents and practitioners that provides help and advice about speech, language and communication for all school-aged children.
  • AFASIC: www.afasic.org.uk. This website supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. (NB: this is appropriate for all school-aged children but has a section on life after 16 so useful website for secondary school children. Also has section on applying for Disability Living Allowance and parent support forums)
  • Talking Point: www.talkingpoint.org.uk. This website has useful advice for teaching staff around adapting the classroom environment and supplementing teaching approaches.
  • National Autistic Society: www.autism.org.uk  This website provides information about the diagnosis of autism, as well as useful strategies and advice for children who present with social communication difficulties.
  • The Kent Autistic Trust: www.kentautistic.com  This website provides information about the diagnosis of ASD and the local area. It provides support services for families that are tailored to individual needs.
  • British Stammering Association: www.stammering.org. This website provides information and resources to support children who stammer.
  • Dyspraxia Foundationwww.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk. This website provides information and advice for families and school staff who are supporting a child with this diagnosis. 

Useful Links recommended by our Parents

 

WORKING WITH:

The Malling School is proud to be working with The Education People’s Specialist Employment Service to embed the supported employment model, adding value across all current careers provision. The contract aims to raise aspirations for SEND students and further enhance school’s careers information advice, and guidance programme. The supported employment in school’s contract will help mainstream schools across Kent support SEND students through transition and to prepare them for the world of work and into sustainable careers.

 

For more information regarding The Malling School SRP contact:

Tel: 01732840995 ext 232
Email address: tmssrp@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk

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You can access the website to find information, support and services for children from 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

SEN Provision

Please click here if you require information regarding our SEN Provision

Curriculum Offer

24 places are allocated with two classes per year group following The Malling School mainstream National Curriculum which is scaffolded to meet their needs and when required has a multi-sensory approach.

At Key Stage 4 all students are expected to study GCSEs and other equivalent qualification with reasonable adjustments according to their level of need.

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 - 2022/23

Personal Development (Period 1)
English
Maths
Science
Geography
History
Music
Computer Science
Drama
Ethics
Spanish
PE
3D Art
Textiles
Food Technology
ASDAN
Literacy

Personal Development (Period 1)
English
Maths
Science
PE - Core

Options: Students choose 4 subjects

3d Design
Art
ASDAN
Business
Computing
Construction
Drama
Food
French
Functional Skills
Geography
Hair
History
Music
Psychology
Separate Science
Sociology
Spanish
Sport
Textiles


For more information about forward pathways in KS5 please visit the 6th form area of our website.Forward Pathways – Key Stage 5

Interventions

Interventions are carried out during Period 1 in conjunction with student’s EHCP Provision Plans which are tracked and monitored by the member of staff who is overseeing their EHCP.

2022/23 (to be updated) Interventions taking place across the week 

  • Clever Fingers
  • Homework to support home learning
  • Building Reading Stamina
  • Maths skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Pre-teach Vocabulary
  • Lego Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Time with Dog Mentor
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Tassomai (science)
  • Time to Talk

Timetable for 3 in year reviews including the annual review

Every student is allocated a member of staff who oversees and manages their EHCP and liaises with their teachers, teaching assistants and parents to ensure that each individual student’s needs are being met.

The Malling School SRP – EHCP Annual Review and Provision Plan Review Timetable – 2022/2023 (if dates change parents will be notified)

Month

Activity

Dates

SEPTEMBER

2022

YEAR 7 PROVISION PLANS WRITTEN AND YEAR 7 FIRST IN YEAR REVIEWS CARRIED OUT

BY 31ST OCTOBER

 

 

OCTOBER

2022

YEAR 11 ANNUAL REVIEWS

(INCLUDING ANGELA WILLIS – TRANSITION/CAREERS)

 

3RD – 21ST OCTOBER

 

NOVEMBER 2022

KEY STAGE 5 ANNUAL REVIEWS

 

7TH – 25TH NOVEMBER

DECEMBER 2022

PROVISION PLANS TO BE REVIEWED

(YEARS 8 – 11)

 

BY 16TH DECEMBER

JANUARY 2023

YEAR 10 ANNUAL REVIEWS

 

16TH JANUARY – 3RD FEBRUARY

 

MARCH 2023

YEAR 9 ANNUAL REVIEWS

 

ALL PROVISION PLANS TO BE REVIEWED

(YEARS 7 – 13)

 

13TH – 31ST MARCH

 

BY 31ST MARCH

MAY 2023

YEAR 8 ANNUAL REVIEWS

2ND – 19TH MAY

JUNE 2023

YEAR 7 ANNUAL REVIEWS

 

5TH – 23RD JUNE

BY END OF SCHOOL YEAR

ALL PROVISION PLANS TO BE REVIEWED

(YEARS 7 – 13)

 

BY 15TH JULY