Talk About Provision

‘Talk About’ is our provision that is specifically designed for secondary aged children (11 to 16 years old) who have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) for Autism or present with Autistic tendencies.  Parents can choose to consult with Danesgate via the child’s EHCP for a place at Danesgate.

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The offer in ‘Talk About’

Students who join ‘Talk About’ will have an integration meeting to identify the needs of the individual students and which group setting may best support them.  Learning activities are organised in short bursts, with consistent routines and allow for regulation breaks.

‘Talk About’ offers education in small groups.

The school day for students in ‘Talk About’ is:

9.00 to 9.50 Form Time
9.50 to 10.40 Lesson 1
10.40 to 11.30 Lesson 2
11.30 to 12.20 Lesson 3
12.20 to 1.10 Lesson 4
1.10 to 2.00 Lunch
2.00 to 2.30  Form Time

Subjects offered to students in Year 7, 8 and 9 are:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • IT
  • PE
  • Speech and Language
  • SEN Tutorial – This is a session aimed to support pupils’ personal development, working on areas identified in their EHCPs or IEPs.
  • Topic – This may be taught instead of discrete subjects – some TA groups teach Science, Geography and History as part of Topic.

Subjects offered to students in Year 10 and 11 are:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Life Skills
  • PE
  • Speech and Language
  • SEN Tu.
  • Qualification and Skills
  • Plus they choose to study 3 subjects from History, Geography, Science, Computing, Health and Social Care, Art and Design, Graphics, Construction, PE, Catering, Salon

The following is a gallery of just some of the things we do in Talk About: