The Ladder Centre
The Ladder Centre (TLC) is Aldersley’s inclusion provision, comprising of two separate rooms. Room F1 is our ASD Resource Base, primarily focusing on Autism and Speech, Language and Communication Needs. Our current cohort consists mostly of KS3 students, who attend both TLC lessons and mainstream lessons, following a tailored transition process. We are a highly qualified team, who work closely with the SEND department and outside agencies, to ensure students receive the best quality education and SEN provision.
Room F2 allows students to be supported in their academic subjects and with their pastoral care. This is used for our students who have additional needs. Students are supported from our TLC and SEMH trained staff.
The Ladder Centre provision provides a safe, trusting and comfortable environment for students to be stretched and supported to achieve their potential, both academically and socially.
Please take a look at the virtual tour of our department, which continues to develop and evolve for our students.
Miss L Dixon – The Ladder Centre (ASD Base) Manager
Specialist Areas – English, ASD, inclusion and safeguarding
Miss A Wheeler – The Ladder Centre (ASD Base) Teacher
Specialist Areas – Art, ASD, maths and PHSE
Mrs V Vassell – The Ladder Centre (ASD Base) Support
Specialist Areas – literacy, social & emotional, intervention, SEN
Aims of The Ladder Centre –
- provide a supportive and nurturing environment
- give students the skills to achieve their potential
- implement successful strategies across the wider school
- support transition into mainstream lessons
- promote academic and social inclusion
Students will access –
- our full knowledge-rich curriculum
- our wonderful ASD friendly base
- the brand new sensory area
- a varied timetable of subjects
- social and emotional sessions
- key skills in core subject areas
- TLC staff support in mainstream lessons
- excellent home/school communication
- consistent ASD awareness across the wider school
The Summit Centre
The role of the Summit Centre is to help students who may not be engaging as well as they could be in class in the whole school setting, they may be at risk of exclusion.
Mr R Wilkes – Summit Centre Manager
Specialist Areas – SEMH/BESD teaching and leadership, Project Based Learning, Art, Physical Education, English
Miss K Rogers -– Summit Centre Teaching Support
Specialist Areas – SEMH/BESD support, PSHE, mentoring.