Ocean Specialist Centre
Our Specialist Centre for children with learning and Additional Needs (LAN) is called the Ocean Centre. In addition to their learning needs, children may also have speech or language needs, medical, physical or sensory needs, social or emotional needs, and some children may have a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD. Places at the centre are considered by the LAN admissions forum.
Each learner has access to the National Curriculum which is highly differentiated to take account of particular needs and modified to provide a personalised approach. Individual Support Plans (ISPs) have targets to support each child at their stage of learning. We promote a calm and positive environment where every child is valued and every step in learning celebrated. Our staff team know the children very well and adapt arrangements to maximize learning. We work closely with parents and carers.
Each child belongs to a mainstream class. They work in the centre in the mornings and integrate into mainstream in the afternoons, where appropriate, with support. The children in centre benefit from attending their classes and regular social interaction with their mainstream peers. Withdrawal to access additional specialist support may be required in order to successfully achieve their educational outcomes.
Through the additional support available in the Specialist Centre, children will gain strategies to develop increasing independence in line with their personal development.
We have good access to the building and facilities for disabled users, including two flat-bed lifts and several ramps to allow wheelchair access to the majority of the school. We utilise specialist equipment, including Occupational Therapy resources. We work closely with professional agencies such as Physical and Sensory Support Services, Occupational Therapy, Surrey County Council’s Moving and Handling Advisor, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists, monitoring and advising on provision for our learners.
Visits to the centre are welcomed. Please contact the school and ask to speak to Mrs Jones, Head of Centre.