ACCESS RESOURCE CENTRE (ARC)
A resourced provision for pupils with physical disabilities at Broadgreen International School
The Access Resource Centre (ARC) has been a provision at Broadgreen International School (Highfield) since the early 70’s. The school was asked if it would take in a small group of students with physically disabilities to see if the idea of inclusion in a mainstream secondary school would work. Since then, the school has adapted and grown to accommodate the needs of our students with physical disabilities.
The ARC aims to meet the needs of pupils with significant physical disabilities affecting mobility and/or gross motor skills within a mainstream setting.
We have a strong and enthusiastic team of Education Support Assistants (ESAs) who are available to provide support for pupils who meet the criteria for admission into the ARC.
The ESAs primary aim is to ENABLE pupils with physical disabilities to:
Access the curriculum
Improve social skills and/or communication
Take part in all aspects of school life - ESAs also provide support for personal care needs, medical care procedures (specific training for individual needs) and escort assistance.
The Base – The ARC base is situated in the Medical Centre, it is to this ‘home’ base that ARC pupils can come to during the school day if they require assistance or need to attend Physiotherapy.
Staff who are on duty in the Medical Room are qualified First Aiders and are made aware of the needs of the pupils within the resource.
We have lifts, ramps, accessible toilets/changing rooms, hoists, specialist furniture and equipment plus many more facilities to make our school as accessible as possible for pupils, staff and visitors who have physical disabilities.
We work in close partnership with parents and other supporting agencies i.e. Physiotherapy, School Nurse, Community Paediatrician, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy to ensure we meet the personal, social, educational and medical needs of the pupils within our resource.
For further details please contact
Michelle Rice – ARC Manager on 0151 254 6830 or Lisa Deighton - SENCO on 0151 254 6855
PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE at Broadgreen International School
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
We are very fortunate to have our own Physiotherapy room and a team of Physiotherapists who specialise in treating secondary aged students (11-19 years) with physical disabilities within our school. They are in school daily and provide Physiotherapy to pupils who have been referred to them.
Stuart Clark - Senior Physiotherapist
Josh Birch - Physiotherapist
Anna Oakes - Senior Physiotherapy Assistant
Within Broadgreen International School Physiotherapy provide:
Physiotherapy is located within the Access Resource Centre (ARC) and is available Monday to Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm. They can be contacted on 0151 254 6829.
If parents/carers need to contact the Physiotherapy team outside of these hours, they can ring 0151 438 2090 and leave a message.