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Resource Base

The Resource Base is the heart of our school and positively influences how we do things at Westbury Infants.

Unlike main school admission, access to the Resource Base is organised separately with the Local Authority.

The Resource Base comprises of: two classrooms, its own playground and outdoor learning area.. As such, for those children who need a quiet, highly structured and scheduled learning environment, Resource Base is a self-    contained provision.

Whilst some children will learn predominantly within the Resource Base, particularly when they are new to the school, our ambition is for all Resource Base children to eventually include into mainstream classes (supported by a RB member of staff) for all or part of the week.  All pupils allocated a Resource Base place have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan (ECHP) and are referred to us via the Local Authority. Our Resource Base has a capacity of 15 children.

Our commissioned role in the Resource Base is to facilitate inclusion for our pupils and enable them to be part of a thriving school community; whilst receiving specialist support, and our expectation is that by the time of the pupil’s first annual review there must be some inclusion within the mainstream class taking place, for at least part of the week.

Our aim in the Resource Base is to create a calm, structured and happy environment in which the pupils feel safe and secure.

 Each Resource Base pupil is on roll in a mainstream class and we work towards including pupils according to their needs and abilities. Wherever possible our pupils participate in the full life of the school during the school day and are invited to participate in trips, activities and experiences with their mainstream peers.  

Our aim in the Resource Base is to create a calm, structured and happy environment in which the pupils feel safe and secure and can learn and develop both their academic skills alongside their social and emotional skills, supported by an experienced staff team.
Although Resource Base pupil’s academic progress and attainment is important, a key focus is on teaching communication and social skills in context, as well as developing our pupil’s emotional understanding.

Each child is an individual and we aim to equip them with specific strategies in order to deal with stressful situations. We work towards enabling them to understand and function in the world we live in to the best of their abilities and as independently as possible.