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Our Aims
We help children find a way of expressing themselves using good functional communication:

Our Aims - Our Place SchoolsWe help children find a way of expressing themselves using good functional communication. They therefore develop their receptive and expressive communication skills. We ensure that each child's individual communication system is developed and used consistently across the school site and off site. This includes assistance for parents/carers.

The child's Key Worker and teacher are the Speech and Language Therapy Department's primary contacts. However, all staff are able to understand and work with all aspects of total communication.

An education that will enable them to reach their maximum potential, and will help them to:

  • communicate effectively through a Total Communications approach

  • access and participate in their local and wider community

  • learn how to manage their own behaviour appropriately and safely

  • enhance their economic well-being by earning extra pocket money,  by selling their own produce and through mini enterprise projects

Our Place aims to provide:
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To provide individual care for all of our children

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Short term care and full time residential and educational placements in a range of packages designed to suit the individual’s needs

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High quality person-centred care combined with an individual needs led education, focusing on developing the children and young people’s abilities, skills and interests

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A home and school that maintains dignity, is sensitive to individual need and promotes independent learning

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A supportive and nurturing environment that encourages and promotes communication, positive behaviour patterns, cooperation and mutual respect

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For its children and young people to have a first class home and care, combined with a relevant and fulfilling education.

At Our Place every child has:

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A Care Plan based on the Placing Authority Placement Plan, parental advice and our own assessments

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An Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP) and Independence Skills Plans (ISP) based on the Statement of Educational Need and appropriate multi disciplinary assessments

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An Education that will help them:
communicate effectively through a Total Communications approach
access and participate in their local and wider community
learn how to manage their own behaviour appropriately and safely
achieve a degree of economic well being by earning pocket money,  selling their own produce and through mini enterprise projects

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Opportunities to participate in enjoyable and motivating activities and experiences, inclusive of opportunities for success and celebration of progress and achievement

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Their own personalised bedroom

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The right to choose their own clothes, toiletries and personal style

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A choice of healthy and appetising food

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Privacy, dignity, freedom from abuse and bullying in any form

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A children’s guide to the home in a format that they will understand e.g. Makaton, photos, social story, symbols or spoken language

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Regular multi disciplinary reviews of their progress and wellbeing

 

Managing Aggression

We predominately employ the gentle teaching style, however, should a situation arise that cannot be de-escalated then trained staff can use as a last resort for safety reasons the Managing Actual & Potential Aggression – restrictive holds from the Positive Options training if part of the Behavioural Management Plan for that child.

 

Get in touch

Our Place Schools
The Orchard
Bransford, Worcester
WR6 5JE

Tel. 01886 833378
Email. admin@ourplaceschools.com
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