Specialist Services and Provision

Specialist Provision

In Pembrokeshire, for learners with more complex needs, a specialist placement in either the special school, a learning resource centre or the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre, provides wraparound care and educational support to the ensure the children achieve their full potential.

Learning Resource Centres (LRCs)

All about LRCs

  • A Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is a classroom based within a mainstream school providing education for pupils with complex needs.
  • LRCs have been set up to provide pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum that is highly differentiated in order to support them in achieving their full potential.
  • LRCs are attached to mainstream schools giving pupils the opportunity to be part of mainstream activities and lessons and to socialise with their peers whilst their individual needs are supported and met.

Where are the Learning Resource Centres?

  • There are currently 7 Infants, 7 Junior and 3 Secondary LRCs across Pembrokeshire. 

Who can access a Learning Resource Centre?

  • An LRC is suitable for pupils with complex leaning needs.
  • When considering whether a young person is suitable for a placement, professionals will consider a range of criteria. Part of the criteria will be the students cognitive ability and their scores on standardised testing, as well as individual pupil profiles of needs.

How can the Service be accessed?

  • The County Council is the Admissions Authority for all Learning Resource Centres within schools.
  • Admission criteria for the Learning Resource Centres is set out in the admissions criteria booklet.
  • A panel of nominated school, Inclusion Service and Educational Psychology Service staff will discuss each pupil being considered for admission (‘the Panel') and recommend the appropriateness of the placement.
  • Usually pupil's will be admitted at the beginning of an academic year, but in exceptional circumstances, an extraordinary admissions panel will be convened to determine the appropriateness of the provision.
  • The referrals process starts in the Autumn term for the following September intake and places confirmed in March prior to entry.  

Who to Contact?

If you feel that our child has additional needs and would need an LRC placement, you would need to discuss this with the Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCO) at your child's school. They will be able to give more information regarding suitability and application.

List of Learning Resource Centres  

Key

Stage

Type

Location

  

Places

1

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Pembroke Dock CP School

SA72 6LQ

6

1

Complex Learning Needs

Fenton CP School

SA61 1BZ

12

1

Complex Learning Needs

Ysgol Glannau Gwaun

SA65 9DB

12

1

Complex Learning Needs

Gelliswick School

SA73 3EW

12

1

Complex Learning Needs

Monkton Priory CP School

SA71 4LS

12

1

Complex Learning Needs

Mount Airey CP School

SA61 1PA

18

1

Complex Learning Needs

Johnston CP School

SA62 3PY

9

2

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Pembroke Dock CP School

SA72 6LQ

6

2

Complex Learning Needs

Fenton CP School

SA61 1BZ

12

2

Complex Learning Needs

Ysgol Glannau Gwaun

SA65 9DB

12

2

Complex Learning Needs

Gelliswick School

SA73 3EW

12

2

Complex Learning Needs

Monkton Priory CP School

SA71 4LS

12

2

Complex Learning Needs

Tenby Junior Community School

SA70 8BZ

6

2

Complex Learning Needs

Johnston CP School

SA62 3PY

9

3

Complex Learning Needs

Pembroke School

SA71 4RL

24

3

Complex Learning Needs

Ysgol Bro Gwaun SA65 9DT 12

 

Pembrokeshire Learning Centre

Pembrokeshire Learning Centre (PLC) is a Pupil Referral Unit and Anxious and Phobic provision run by Pembrokeshire County Council which caters for children and young people with Behavioural, Emotional and Social difficulties.

The provision includes early and short term intervention for pupils in Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4. Provision for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils is based at the Penally Centre, Key Stage 3 pupils are based at the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre at Neyland. Pupils in Key Stage 3 and 4 with high anxieties are also based in Neyland.

The PLC provides a broad and balanced curriculum which follows the National Curriculum and is appropriately modified and differentiated for the needs of the individual child.

The whole spectrum of children's needs is supported through the involvement of many professionals. Speech therapists, Child and Adult Mental Health Team and the school nurse make regular visits to the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre. Other specialist consultants, educational psychologists and Social Services are seen as integral and indispensable contributors to the school programme.

Terina Thomas
Pembrokeshire Learning Centre
Neyland
Pembrokeshire
SA73 1SH

terina.l.thomas@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01646 602 473

 

Portfield School

Portfield School is a day special school maintained by Pembrokeshire County Council which caters for children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties in the age range 3 -19 years.

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum which follows the National Curriculum and is appropriately modified and differentiated for the needs of the individual child.

The whole spectrum of children's needs are supported through the involvement of many professionals. Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, School Nurse and the School Doctor make regular visits to the school, and other Specialist Consultants, Educational Psychologist and Social Services are seen as integral and indispensable contributors to the school programme.

Mrs L Harper 
Head Teacher Portfield School
Off Portfield
Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire
SA61 1BS

Tel: 01437 762701

ID: 282, revised 07/03/2018