Acorns and Palms Transition
Ayresome Primary School
Acorns and Palms transition, assessment and curriculum document
Lisa F Biggin, Headteacher
Referral successful move to stage 2
YES – referral process moves to Stage 2
NO – Parent informed that the child will remain in mainstream support
Information gathered by all agencies and school
Meeting convened to discuss child
Attendance in person by relevant agencies wherever possible
Referral by class teacher / EAL team
Raised at Team meeting
Consider pupil profile
YES – complete entrance admission LP / EHC and consider Threshold of needs through ACORNS panel members meeting NB: No HNF would mean potential exit
No decision – place on waiting list
Prime areas covered: PSED / CLL / PSD/ NC 2014
3 hours minimum
Consultation with the ‘Team’ action and date to meet parents
2 week observation forming pre assessment for ACORNS / PALMS entry
ASSESSMENT CRITERION FOR ACORNS / PALMS PROVISION
NB: half term assessment under SPTO leaders to attend pupil progress meetings plus additional whole needs meeting. Parents attend termly SEND cycle.
DM / ELG for EYFS
NC 2014 for Years 1-6 (Palms provision)
Development Matters /Year 1-6 baseline on entry completed using SPTO
YES IN PLACE
Complete DM baseline / Year 1-6 on entry within two weeks
SPTO entry across the 17 strands in months / bands
NC Baseline Years 1-6
EeXBA / Ayresome / Other Tests
- 2 Simple learning profile in Acorns and Palm classes from ELG to Year 6 as additional evidence of learning progress with key worker system.
- Year 1-6 Cornerstones / NC 2014
- National baselines/ NC 2014
- NFER 3-5
- Year 2 testing
- Year 1 testing
- Year 6 testing
- QCA BESD profile or EAL descriptors
- Connors rating scale
- Adrian Faupel
TOTAL EXIT STRATEGY
Timetable for total exit should be between 12-16 weeks. Within that timescale there are to be 2 meeting and then a final exit at 12 or 16 weeks.
A PANEL MEETING TO DISCUSS FORMAL EXIT MUST BE HELD AND TOTAL EXIT APPROVED.
At 8 weeks review the timetable and potentially drop to 20% timetable and plan exit
At 10 weeks the child should have exited the provision
4 weeks the child MUST access no less than 40% timetable or more
Partial Exit Strategy
Within Terms 1-6 children may exit either Acorns or Palms
ACTION PLAN REQUIRED: class placement and meeting with parents
This process takes 3 weeks in total
The specific need(s) have been addressed successfully according to ‘professionals’
In school meeting with class teacher and cohort leader / SENCo for the Year group EYFS&KS1 or KS2
SEND registration, consider category of need and possible de-registration with timescale
3-11 QCA entry / exit emotional score scales
7-11 entry Adrian Faupel entry / exit emotional rating scale
RESPITE AND EMERGENCY SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN VULNERABLE TO SPECIFIC NEEDS
30% access weekly
12 children accessing Acorns or Palms
90% attendance weekly
4 weeks to 4 months pro rata attendance
Forest School access
HIP and SLT monitored
PLANNING FOR THE ACORNS AND PALMS CLASSES
- Planning for ACORNS should follow the Reception two year rolling programme for Cornerstones.
- The skills required for older children should pay due attention to the Year 1 and 2 skill levels needed. Science is to be planned separately
- Discrete planning for core skills to be delivered on Wednesday afternoons.
- Power of Reading teaching sequences to follow Reception rolling programme.
- Planning for Palms is to follow the relevant KS2 topic rotation depended upon the children accessing and year groups covered.
- It is anticipated that Palms provision will be morning support only in the first instance.
- Access to mainstream classes is to be maintained for 50% of the week.
- Record keeping and assessment are detailed in the document brief.