Resource Bases at St Mark’s Junior School and Wyndham Park Infant’s
The Resource Bases at Wyndham Park Infants’ School and St Mark’s Junior School are a very special part of the schools in which they are based and the Trust as a whole. They provide a unique opportunity for students to experience both specialist and mainstream expertise in a way that is specific to them from the ages of 4-11. Unlike many Resource Bases the bases those at St Mark’s and Wyndham Park are unique collaborations sharing the expertise across the Trust, which includes specialist support and input from Exeter House Special School as well as the wealth of mainstream experience available in the schools themselves.
The Resource Bases at Wyndham Park and St Mark’s currently provides specialist provision for two groups of 10 children in each school, with the base at Wyndham Park catering for 4-7 year olds and the one at St Mark’s for 7-11 year olds. All the pupils who attend the bases an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and have social communication needs and/or Autism (ASC). Children who attend Resource Bases are often those who need provision that is higher than they would be able to access in a mainstream school, but who do not need to attend a special school. The children who attend the Resource Bases have a range of verbal communication skills – most are verbal and some communicate through communication aids. All children usually have a good level of physical skills and do not usually use wheelchairs or walking aids. The Base class at Wyndham Park is called Otters class and the Base at St Mark’s is called Junipers
The Resource Bases are led by Faye O’Gorman, who oversees the work of the bases and how they work across the site as a whole.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Resource Bases please contact Wyndham Park and St Mark’s schools for more details.