The Speech and Language Resource Base at Brunel is a specialist provision that provides support and specialised teaching for up to fourteen children identified as having Speech, Language and Communication needs. The aim of the resource base is to meet those needs, so that children can access the mainstream curriculum and the social opportunities offered within the wider school, whilst developing their independence and confidence. The Resource Base currently has a KS1 and a KS2 classroom. The KS1 and KS2 children will spend half of the day in the Resource Base and the other half in the Mainstream school.

The resource base staff include the Inclusion Lead, the SENco, an experienced teacher and a Speech and Language therapist. It provides an environment which enables small group learning and direct intervention. Close collaboration between the class teacher and all staff in the Resource Base ensures that appropriate speech, language, communication and learning targets are identified for each individual child. These targets are closely monitored and reviewed.

Whilst we welcome visits to the Speech and Language Department at Ark Brunel Primary Academy, please be aware that we are only able to offer places to children who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) that identifies Speech, Language and Communication as a primary need. However if a child has a diagnosis of DevelopmentalĀ  Language Disorder (DLD) and does not have an EHC Plan, their application will be considered.

Our information leaflet for parents can be viewed below.

Specialist Resource Base Leaflet .pdf