What ARC offers?
What ARC offers?
ARC offers an enhanced education programme of social communication and therapeutic learning activities for pupils aged 4-19 and is largely delivered on sites away from the child’s school. The programme is led and managed by an ASC specialist teacher and a team of experienced ASC Workers. ARC’s core aim is to support schools in their endeavour to design and implement effective learning provision for an individual ASC/SCID affected pupil.
The concept of an ARC intervention has developed and grown steadily over the last few years. For 2018-2019 we are offering the following programme:
- ARC Headlands: KS1/KS2 Structured Teaching/therapy/Social Communication skills.
- ARC Sparkle: KS2 Girls: social communication skills /PHSE
- ARC Liberty: KS3/4 Girls: social communication skills/PHSE
- ARC Underground: KS3/4 Boys social communication skills/PSHE
- ARC Plus KS3/4 Tuition/therapy/social communication skills
- ARC Forest Schools: KS1/2/3/4
- ARC INREACH: Specialist staff working with staff and pupils in schools or in pupils homes if not attending
What sorts of reasons might there be to refer a child to ARC?
- management of anxiety
- struggling to attend/high absence levels
- problems with transition/support for re-integration
- struggling with social situations
- support for an EHCP outcome/provision
- risk of exclusion where school/setting staff and parents are looking to be proactive in managing difficult times.
- discreet teaching of structured teaching methods
- specialist teaching of early communication skills development
Depending on the programme applied for on behalf of a pupil/student, schools and other learning settings are invited to commission us to provide between 1 and 7 sessions a week for ASC/SCID affected CYP who would access the sessions on a short/medium or longer term basis as needed. In short, an ARC programme can be anything from a 'readiness for school' to a ‘crisis response’ and will be built around individual pupil need.
An ARC ‘session’ is usually offered as a complete package of pupil collection by ARC attendants and activities at ARC and then return to school/home.