Haworth Primary School

Learning for Life

Part of Bronte Academy Trust

Welcome to the Station

We warmly welcome you to the Station. 

The Station is an integral part of Haworth Primary School and we all work closely together with an emphasis on inclusion, with every child allocated a place at the Station being a member of one of our primary classes.

Who is the DSP for?

  • The Station is for children who have an Education, Health and Care Plan with significant Communication and Interaction needs (including those with an ASC) or who are undergoing statutory assessment
  • The Station is for children who have severe and consistent difficulties with social communication and interaction
  • Children who are cognitively able to access a mainstream curriculum

What are our aims?

  • The Station has an emphasis on supporting children to develop their awareness of others through increasing their social and communication skills
  • We aim to help children to develop an awareness of self and be able to manage their levels of stress through self-regulation 
  • We aim to help children identify their own sensory triggers and find ways to minimise their effect
  • We aim to support pupils to make positive relationships with their peers
  • We aim to support children to access our busy mainstream school and classroom environment with daily teaching alongside their peers
  • Children in the Station will be included as fully as possible into the life of the school in order to develop their social, emotional and independence skills
  • We aim to provide experiences which promote greater independence and help children to develop important life skills (? do we need this and the one above)


What provision do we make?

  • The Station at Haworth Primary School provides specialist support for up to 12 children
  • A dedicated space within the school for learning and regulation
  • Opportunities to work individually or in small groups in this distraction free, calm environment, or as part of a small group within their mainstream class
  • Opportunities for the children to be fully integrated into their mainstream class within Haworth Primary School
  • A specialist lead teacher who is responsible for the provision, supporting mainstream class teachers to plan and deliver appropriate learning of each child
  • Support from staff trained and experienced in working with children with an ASC
  • Support from professional services such as Speech and Language Therapists
  • The progress of all pupils in the Station is regularly assessed in relation to the National Curriculum Guidelines
  • Individual pupil outcomes are monitored at least 3 times a year including at the Annual Review of their EHCP
  • Each child within the Station has an individual specialist programme of teaching and specialist support that will enable them to participate in or access the mainstream curriculum
  • Ongoing communication between school and families through home / school books and regular contact


How are places allocated?

  • Admission to the DSP is coordinated by Bradford Council’s SEND Assessment Team
  • Parents can express a preference for a place at a DSP through the statutory assessment process or during an EHCP review

How do we work together with families?

At Haworth Primary School, we recognise the importance of involving families in their children’s learning. We take every step to encourage effective parental involvement. Our staff are approachable and understand how essential regular communication is. 

Through termly meetings and annual reviews we work together on individual support plans and agree the best ways to meet the desirable outcomes for your child. We liaise with external agencies who support families, such as Children’s Services and SENDIASS, to consider all your child’s needs.

We value the contribution that every family and child make to our school community and feel honoured that families choose us to educate and nurture their children.