The physically disabled pupils in the resource base make good progress. They do well because teachers and teaching assistants provide them with personalised work that challenges them, as well as giving them support when needed.- Ofsted January 2014
What is a resource base?
A resource base is a specialist provision within a mainstream school.
How does the resource base work at Timberley?
The resource base offers a limited number of allocated places for children with Education Health and Care Plans or statements so that pupils can access specialised support in a mainstream setting.
At Timberley Academy we include many children with physical difficulties and various medical conditions. We are one of Birmingham's Fully Accessible Schools. Our aim is to support and reach out to all families to support the children whatever their individual needs, whether that is through education, transport or way of life. Our resource base provides support to the families and to their children. Our Resource Base addresses the specific needs of the individual children and we plan and develop teaching and individual approaches to adapt to the learning needs and styles of each individual child. To enhance our approach to meeting every child's needs, we also employ specialist members of staff who focus on children with special educational needs, A Speech and Language Therapist and an Assistant Physio for children with physical difficulties.
All staff have the highest possible expectations for every child and all of our staff work together to do everything we can to try and achieve this.
We offer this facility as we believe that all children deserve the best possible education and start in life, no matter what their physical or medical needs may be.
For more information on Timberley Academy's Fully Accessible mainstream school please see the page 'SEND' is the About Us drop down menu or contact the school on 0121-4642002.