Avishayes Community Primary School
- Avishayes Community Primary School
- Head: Ms Sandra Leggett
- T 01460 63050
- F 01460 66532
- E office@avishay…omerset.sch.uk
- W www.avishayes.co.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Somerset
- Pupils: 255
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 14th May 2015
- Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 15th May 2013
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Converted to an academy 2011.
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Special Education Needs
We are a school with considerable experience of providing for children with a wide range of special educational needs. Until four years ago, there was a unit attached to the school to which children with complex special needs in the immediate area could go, instead of having to travel more than 10 miles to a special school in one of the bigger towns. As a result of this enhanced provision - which has now ceased, as the LEA has devolved funds so that children can be included in schools even more local to themselves - we still retain many of the experienced teaching and non-teaching staff in the school. Amongst our many resources, we have excellent disabled facilities, such as lifts, adjustable beds (one with a shower) and tables, as well as fully trained staff in moving and handling. All our teaching assistants are trained to at least NVQ2 in supporting pupils within the classroom and all staff keep their expertise up-to-date by attending courses and INSET training. We have regular input and advice from a speech and language therapist who helps us devise programmes for our many children with communication difficulties and from the physiotherapist and occupational therapist together with the input provided by the LEA support services.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|