In addition to the broad and balanced curriculum, pupils have time to work on their individual EHCP outcomes. Ongoing assessments of pupils allows for personalised learning to take place. These are identified in Personal Learning Intention Maps(PLIM)
The cycle below outlines how this fits in to the Annual Review process.
Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP)
All children & young people that attend Comets Resource Base have an EHCP. An education, health and care plan (EHCP) is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.
EHCPs identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs. All plans contain strengths and areas of development and long term and short term outcomes for individuals.
Strengths and Needs Analysis (S&N)
Every pupil has a strengths and needs analysis written and updated during the last weeks of term 6 or when they join the school. These are devised collaboratively between staff members by:
These documents are profoundly personalised for each and every student.
Personal Learning Intention Maps (PLIMs)
As a school we have agreed upon 8 areas of ‘Priority learning’ which have been carefully selected to reflect our aspirational and holistic approach. Furthermore our learning areas ensure that coverage is cross curricular and resonates with real life. At Comets we believe that sustained and continuous progress in each of these priority learning areas will allow our students to gain the skills and experience that they need to reach their full potential.
We reassess individual’s strengths and needs each year and develop new PLIMs which are specific to and reflective of a student’s current needs. Therefore we ensure that we ‘address a pupil's needs at their point of learning’.
Each learning intention should be aimed to be completed within an academic year (Sept- July). They should remain aspirational and highly personal to the individual. Progress against learning Intentions and coverage statements is reviewed, monitored and moderated throughout the school year.
Here is an example of a Personal Learning Intention Map