The Monteagle ARP, known to all as Phoenix, is a resourced provision for children aged 4-11 with Autism Spectrum Conditions. The children who attend have an array of needs and are on different levels of the spectrum. Phoenix strives to aid every child’s progress in academic and social skills and this is achieved by putting plans in place that are tailored to individual needs. Our specialist teachers and support staff work with external professionals, for example Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, who contribute to each child’s developmental plan.
Three of the Phoenix classrooms are located alongside the mainstream classrooms within the main school campus. Phoenix also has classrooms in a separate building next to the main school campus. Whichever classrooms our children are based in, all at Monteagle make sure every child is part of the school community and that they feel included and play an active part in school life. This is one of the benefits of being a school-based provision. We aim for every child to spend some time in the main school although this is based on children’s abilities and needs within the context of a mainstream classroom.
At present, there are thirty-six places within Phoenix at Monteagle, and in total forty-five children benefit from the specialist support it provides.
We have also recently opened a Phoenix resourced provision at Thomas Arnold Primary School (our sister school), enabling us to grow our expertise in this area, increase our investment in specialist teachers and strengthen our links with external professionals.
For further information about our ARP, contact Alison Livemore (Head of ARP) or Gaye Young (SENCO) via the school office.