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Earlsmead Primary School

Earlsmead Primary School


Additional Resourced Provision (ARP)

Additional Resourced Provision

The Additional Resourced Provision for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties was opened at Earlsmead in September 2015. This provision is at the heart of our inclusive ethos here at Earlsmead and offers integrated teaching and support for up to 12 children with moderate learning difficulties.

All children accessing the provision will have Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs). Children are taught within the resource base (known within the school as Saplings) in the mornings and are integrated with their mainstream class in the afternoons.

This enables them to receive highly individualised specialist teaching for literacy, numeracy, speech and language and any other additional needs (such as physiotherapy or occupational therapy) in the mornings, while being able to integrate with mainstream peers whenever possible for other subject areas. Saplings children are also fully involved in all aspects of school life. For example, they participate in class assemblies, educational trips, workshops, PE lessons, ICT lessons and swimming lessons alongside their mainstream friends.  

If you would like to know more about the work of the ARP, please contact the SENCo/Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion (Catherine Fennell) at the school.  If you are interested in a placement for your child within the ARP, in the first instance please contact SENARs at Harrow to discuss your child's needs.  

Parent Views 2018

“My son could not be at a better school.”

“We have seen the Saplings team encourage our children and support us in settling our children into the school.”