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Autism Service Directory

Orrets Meadow School

Wirral Council

Main information

Type of service: Day schools, Schools

We are a special school for children aged 5-11 years, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) and/or Social Communication Difficulties including Autism. Children will have difficulties in reading and spelling. They may also have difficulties with maths, organisational skills, spatial awareness and fine/gross motor skills. Orrets Meadow offers children with Specific Learning Difficulties; specialist teachers in Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, small classes, tuition using multi-sensory techniques and a carefully structured approach with opportunities for reinforcement and revision. Our learning programmes and methods are tried and tested but are flexible and adapted to suit the needs of the individual. We have three Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) classes, for children in Key Stage 1 (KS1) and KS2, with Social Communication Difficulties and Literacy difficulties. Within these classes the environment has been adapted to ensure they are 'ASD' friendly. Each class follows the 'Teacch' structure and have access to a sensory room and their own toilet and changing facilities. There is a high staff ratio with 8 children, 1 teacher and 2 teaching assistants. Our policy is to re-awaken interest in learning, to restore the child's confidence and self-esteem and to help every pupil reach his or her potential. At the same time, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to the pupil's needs and abilities. Progress is carefully monitored in a variety of ways, including standardised diagnostic reading and spelling tests. We work with professionals to help remove barriers to learning including; School nurse, Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We use our Pupil Premium to fund both a Speech Therapist on site two days a week and weekly visits from Thumbs Up. We will also have our own full time Home School Worker. Orrets Meadow also provides a number of traded services. A traded outreach service is available to mainstream schools for Literacy and Numeracy. Training for Teachers and Teaching Assistants can be provided, as well as advice and assessment expertise from a specialist team (SENAAT).

Eligibility

Age: From age 5 to 11

Aimed at: Child , Young person

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Generic

Other specialisms: Learning disability

Accreditation

Level: NAS Autism Accreditation - Accredited

Year: 2019

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Wirral Council

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Contacts

You can contact us by phone email or post.

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Roz Wright - Deputy Headteacher/ASC Leader

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0151 678 8070

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schooloffice@orretsmeadow.wirral.sch.uk; rplayfer@yahoo.co.uk

Locations

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Chapelhill Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 9QQ

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