What are Additional Learning Provisions (ALPS)?
These are provisions/interventions that are outside the standard educational curriculum and are designed to ensure pupils are able to learn effectively and make progress in all aspects of their lives. The range of provisions at Oak Lodge have been specifically tailored to enhance pupils intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
What are our current provisions?
In this Section each provision is described and includes:
- Why might a child receive this provision?
- How long might the provision last?
- What are the aims of this provision?
- Where might you see evidence of the positive impact of this provision?
Please click on the subject title below to learn more about each provision.
Audiology – Ms Sandra Brown
British Sign Language
Cochlear Implant Support Programme – Ms Izabela Luczak
Sensory Start, Enrichment & After School Clubs – Ms Holly Black (Senior Teacher & Head of PE)
Literacy -The English Departmental Team
Numeracy – Mr Sai Lee (Senior Teacher and Head of Maths)
Extension and Learning Interventions – Ms Victoria Briden (Learning Mentor)
National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services –
Medical Provision – Ms Victoria Ferguson (Head of Residential) & our school nurse.
Occupational Therapy – Ms Helen Turner
Specific Learning Needs –
Speech and Language Therapy – Ms Judy Lamprecht and Ms Alanna Bentley
Teaching Assistants – We currently have team of 15 Teaching Assistants who are assigned to specific pupils.
How is the child referred?
A student may be referred for an additional learning provision in a range of ways. Referrals for provision may be actioned by:
- Parental request directly to provider, or via Pastoral Teacher or Annual review
- Pupil self referral
- Pastoral Teacher & Teaching Assistant
- Senior Teacher
- Child Protection and Welfare Lead
- Child Mental Health Lead
- In addition on entrance to the school and bi annually pupils intellectual, physical, social and emotional wellbeing are assessed and recorded at which time pupils who may benefit from additional provision are identified by the teaching team.
It is our policy that all parents are informed of the starting and end dates of any additional individual provision made
for their child.