All pupils allocated a place in the Resource Base are consulted with us via South Glos Local Authority. Once a pupil’s place has been agreed, Blackhorse Resource Base is named within the Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Once you have accepted the place we will contact you to arrange to meet you and to visit your child in their current setting. At this time we will send you a ‘Welcome Pack’ with Parent information as well as a pack for your child to help prepare them for the move. Within this pack there will be a soical story to support your child transitioning into their new school, including photographs of the Resource Base learning environment, teaching staff and Teaching Assistants. Transition/Induction visits will be arranged allowing a time for your child to become familiar with his or her new setting.
For younger pupils we may also request to visit you at home. This visit supports the transition process and also provides an opportunity for your child to meet their teacher in a comfortable and familiar environment.
It is usual that the first visit to our Resource Base for your child will take place after school when there are fewer distractions or pupils present; enabling your child an opportunity to explore, without the added anxiety of other children. It also allows your child the opportunity to meet the staff on a one to one basis and for the staff to meet your child.
Subsequent visits are during the school day and are usually supported by familiar staff from your child’s current setting. The number of visits will be decided upon based on individual needs.