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Resourced Provisions-Local Authority Led

Local Authority Resourced Provisions support  children and young people with SEND, and provide additional specialist support to help them access a mainstream school and their curriculum.

The provisions are located in the following schools:

Hollingwood Primary Academy (SEMH), Thornton Primary Academy (SEMH), Miriam Lord (complex communication and interaction, including ASD) Princeville Co-op Academy Primary (complex communication and interaction, including ASD), Fagley Primary (complex communication and interaction including ASD), Appleton Academy Secondary (complex communication and interaction including ASD)

They provide highly trained staff to support children and young people in their lessons and to engage in every aspect of school life.

They provide a safe environment for young people to be supported with specialist interventions, precision teaching, social interaction, small group teaching and bespoke curriculum to match their individual needs, to enable them to take part in their mainstream learning environment. 



What is a Resourced Provision?

In Bradford we operate Resourced Provisions (RPs) that are either managed by a school (Resourced Provision School Led-RP-SL) or by the Local Authority (Resourced Provision Local Authority Led – RP-LA). The provisions are within a mainstream school, designed to provide specialist and targeted support for children and young people with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). Children accessing a RP will be on the roll of the mainstream school and will be fully supported by the specialist staff and the staff of the mainstream school working in partnership.

They provide highly trained staff to support young people in their mainstream lessons and enable them to engage in every aspect of school life.

Some children and young people need more support to access a mainstream curriculum, therefore the Resourced Provisions provide a safe environment for them where they can access specialist interventions, precision teaching, social interaction, small group teaching, and a bespoke curriculum (to match their individual needs). This support is to enable them to take part in their mainstream learning environment, access a full broad and ambitious curriculum and to access the whole school mainstream experience and an inclusive offer.

Some children and young people may feel too anxious to access a full mainstream curriculum; support needs are matched to the individual with the ambition that the young person will be able to access some, if not all, of their mainstream classes over time.

The RPs have dedicated space within the school which is for the use of the young people accessing the provision. Therefore, at social times this is a place where children and young people will feel safe to communicate or express themselves in confidence, supervised by trained staff. Some RPs have additional sensory rooms to support regulation and learn about their emotions and feelings.

It is important to understand that they are not separate to the school; they are not special schools or units. Their purpose it to offer specialist support to access a mainstream education.

How are children allocated a place in a Resourced Provision?

Parents must request a Resourced Provision when naming a placement in their child’s EHCP. Children with an EHCP are allocated a place in a Resourced Provision by a Local Authority central panel and in consultation with the host school. Children within the host school cannot be allocated a place without going through this process first.

Our aim to support children and young people in feeling cared for, supported, safe, accepted and valued in society, confident to achieve their dreams, have a voice, live life to the full, to remain positive and stay healthy!


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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.