Stocklake Park Local Offer

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Stocklake Park School – Our Local Offer
1. What is the name of your education provision?
Stocklake Park School. The school is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools, together
with the primary school, Booker Park.
2. What is your education provision?
Stocklake Park is a secondary special school for children and young adults aged between 11 and 19
years. Stocklake Park meets the needs of children with a wide range of learning difficulties,
including severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, or moderate
learning difficulties. Students who have moderate learning difficulties may also experience
additional barriers to learning, for example, communication and interaction difficulties, social and
emotional difficulties, sensory or medical difficulties.
Students may also have physical, neurological and sensory impairments, autistic spectrum
conditions, and complex medical needs.
The provision is based on two sites, Stocklake Park and Harding House.
The Stocklake Park site comprises of seven classes, currently four Key Stage 3, two Key Stage 4
and one Key Stage 5/Post 16. Three of the Key stage 3 classes and both Key Stage 4 classes
comprise of students who experience moderate and severe learning difficulties. Students may
also have autistic spectrum conditions, speech and language difficulties, physical, neurological and
sensory impairments.
Students are taught in small classes (from minimum of 4 to maximum of 12) with a class teacher,
senior and LSA team. Students remain in their tutor base for most of their lessons, but also access
other specialist areas for Food Technology, PE, Rebound Therapy, and for library lessons and
Sensory Theatre activities. Our approach is topic based, with an emphasis on life skills and
personal development, in addition to the academic curriculum. Students will also apply their
learning in the community on a weekly basis.
At Key Stage 3 there is a specialist class for students who experience sensory motor difficulties
including profound and multiple learning difficulties, and who follow a curriculum which focuses on
early thinking skills, early communication skills, early mobility skills, independent living skills and
emotional, social and behavioural development.
The National Curriculum is appropriately modified in pace, style of delivery and means of access to
meet their individual needs. Learning is personalised to enable all learners to learn, achieve and
progress.
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The Post-16 provision on the Stocklake Park site comprise of one class of six students who benefit
from a more sensory and practical curriculum, with regular access to physiotherapy, hydrotherapy
and Rebound Therapy. All students gain accreditation as part of the OCR Life and Living Skills
course.
Harding House is our Post 16 Centre for students who progress to achieve accreditation at Entry
Level 1, 2 or 3 when they leave at 19, and who usually go on to follow an educational route post
19. There are currently 18 students. Students experience a curriculum which focuses on developing
skills and understanding for life, for example travel training, using new technologies safely, telling
the time, money skills, work experience, personal care, and social skills. Lessons on site provide
the opportunity to acquire and reinforce skills, knowledge and understanding. Due to the site’s
proximity to Aylesbury town centre, students are able to apply their learning in the community and
find out about their immediate environment, developing confidence, independence and their
capacity to be involved in decisions about their own lives.
For students following educational pathways post 19, Harding House is also the base for our 19+
college pathways course, ‘Step Up’. This is run in partnership with a number of colleges, both in
Aylesbury and the surrounding areas, and represents work sub-contracted by the colleges.
Students enrol at College and may spend 1 to 3 days attending Step Up. Currently 9 students are
involved in travel training, work experience placements, a range of social activities and a number
of bespoke courses in response to interests they have identified, for example photography, sports
and animal care. Staff provide appropriate levels of support, as students gain in independence and
confidence, and progress to new destinations over the three year course.
The Stocklake site also supports a one day a week 19+ provision for a small group of students, a
provision sub-contracted by adult social care, as part of students’ adult social care provision .
Working with a dedicated team, they access activities such as Food Technology, Art, gardening and
Rebound Therapy and social events in the community.
The well- being and development of the whole child is central to learning, maximising opportunities
for students to express choice, make decisions, and develop independence and life skills.
We look for all our young people to be successful learners, enabling them to achieve in a caring
and supportive environment. Working together is at the heart of The Vale Federation and our
relationship with parents, carers and all the many professionals is central to helping our young
people succeed.
We benefit from use of our own Rebound Centre, including a soft play area, access to the Vale
Federation’s hydrotherapy pool on our Booker Park site, a Sensory Theatre, sensory room, a
library, a large green house and horticultural area, a defined play area with access to a range of
play equipment.
Due to our proximity to Aylesbury town centre, we are also able to access community facilities on a
regular basis, to support life skills, for example the Library, public swimming pool and local shops.
We believe in the benefits of multi-professional working, and work closely with our Speech and
Language Therapist team, Occupational Therapist, and Physiotherapist.
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3. What is your current Ofsted rating and when was it received?
Stocklake Park was judged to be a good school by Ofsted at its most recent inspection (January
2012)
4. Where is your education provision located and what geographic area(s) does it
cover?
The school is located in Aylesbury. The majority of pupils come from the Aylesbury Vale area, with
some pupils coming from all across Buckinghamshire, and a few pupils coming from neighbouring
local authorities.
5. Who does your education provision provide for?
Stocklake Park meets the needs of children aged 11-19, with a wide range of learning difficulties,
including severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, or moderate
learning difficulties. Students who have moderate learning difficulties may also experience
additional barriers to learning, for example, communication and interaction difficulties, social and
emotional difficulties, sensory or medical difficulties. Students may also have physical, neurological
and sensory impairments, autistic spectrum conditions, and complex medical needs.
6. What is the approximate size of your education provision:
There are currently 66 students on roll. 18 attend the Post 16 provision at Harding House. All
students have a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
7. If you are not a Maintained school what is your admission criteria? How can
children & young people access any specialist provision?
Admission to the school is determined by Buckinghamshire Local Authority.
8. What is the name, job title & contact details for:
 the main contact for staff with responsibility for SEND in the education
provision?
 the SEND coordinator in the education provision?
The main contacts are:
 Christine Ludlow, Principal, The Vale Federation of Special Schools
 Gill Mullis, Head of School, Stocklake Park School
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9. Who should I contact if I have a compliment, concern or complaint about the
education provision? How is the education provision’s complaints procedure
made available?
The contacts are:
 Christine Ludlow, Principal, The Vale Federation of Special Schools
 Gill Mullis, Head of School, Stocklake Park School
The complaints procedure is available on the school website (www.stocklakepark.com)
10. What future plans does your education provision have for developing its SEND
provision eg: training, facilities?
The Vale Federation is a strategic partner with the Buckinghamshire Teaching School Partnership.
We are committed to training future SEND teachers.
11. Which other Local Authorities/ Counties/ health providers do you have contracts
with?
The school commissions speech and language therapy from APAC Speech and Language Therapy
Practice, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and school nursing from Buckinghamshire Healthcare
NHS Trust.
Communication
There are regular formal and informal opportunities for parents and carers to meet with school
staff to discuss the educational provision of children and young people. Each year there is a formal
review meeting involving parents, carers and students to consider progress in relation to the
Statement of Special Educational Needs or Educational Health Care Plan. Teachers and
parents/carers regularly communicate via the home/school diary, telephone calls or emails. There
are Parents’ evenings in the Autumn and Summer Term.
Training
Staff undertake regular relevant training to enable them to meet and respond to the changing
learning and developmental needs of students.
Specialist equipment
Stocklake Park works with others to provide appropriate specialist equipment to enable pupils to
access the curriculum – mobility, personalised seating, standing and lifting equipment, information
technology, including use of ipads and learning pads, communication aids, and other enabling
technology.
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Support for the medical needs of students who may require interventions such as
gastrostomy feeding, nasal-gastric feeding, oxygen therapy and the administration of
medication for conditions such as epilepsy and behaviour.
Work with other professionals
Stocklake Park works closely with other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils.
Other professionals include:
 Children’s and Adults’ Social Care
 CAMHS
 Educational psychology services
 Specialist teaching service for children with visual impairment or hearing impairment
 School Nurse
 Community Nurses
 Speech and Language Therapists
 Occupational Therapists
 Physiotherapists
 Family Resilience Service
 Family Learning and Outreach team
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