Progress Unit @ Conisborough College
The Progress Unit Resource Base is a facility for young people with a diagnosis of SEND. We are an alternative curriculum provision offering personalised learning to those that find a mainstream setting unmanageable.
Within Progress Unit we support young people with a range of moderate learning difficulties, including:
Students are provided with a safe and stimulating environment in which mutual respect, friendliness and an understanding of individual needs supports young people to achieve.
There is a capacity for 7 students in each year group within the Progress Unit Resource Base. Students are taught by four specialist teachers, two Higher Level Teacher Assistants (HLTA) and 5 Teaching Assistants (TA). A Speech and Language Therapist works with the children in the Progress Unit for two days a week.
Although students attend a tutor group in mainstream school with approximately 30 other students, they are taught in the Progress Unit Base for the majority of their day in school. These are a group size of 8 with a teacher and 1 to 2 TAs depending on need.
In the case of lessons such as Drama, Technology, PE and Art students are taught in the appropriate specialist classroom of that subject, and the lesson is taught by a mainstream teacher in conjunction with an SEN teacher and support staff.
Alongside specialist teaching, learners access a wide range of interventions tailored to individual areas of need. Our overall aim is to provide children with an opportunity to:
Students enter the base by means of referral from Lewisham LA, not from within the school.
All students in the unit have a diagnosis of SEND and EHCP/statement
Entry into Key Stage 3
Entry into Key Stage 4
The School Council, an elected group of individuals who work proactively across the school, believe that they have a voice and that their work is highly valued by other pupils.
OFSTED - June 2016
London SE6 2SE
Tel: 020 8461 9600