Below are questions we are frequently asked by parents or carers. Please do be in touch via the contact form if you have any questions at all and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Are Resource Base Staff specially trained? All RB staff have the correct qualifications to work in a primary school. Additionally to that they are constantly training in new practices and given time to study and grow their own knowledge.
Are staff qualified in first aid? At Athelney Primary School your child is always near a qualified a first aider.
Are staff restraint trained? Yes. Our resource base has calm room and sensory room provisions and all our staff are kept up to date with the latest safety information so they can cope with a child who might need some time to return to the green zone.
Will my child be pushed to integrate? All roads to integration have different paths for different pupils. What works for one, might not work for another so rest assured that whatever plan is place for your child will be evaluated regularly and supported by trained professionals.
How will I keep up to date with my child's progress? You will be kept in contact via a contact book, emails, text messages and phone calls. We're always happy to hear from anyone.
Does the Resource Base work with other professionals? Yes. We work with Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. Athelney also has drama therapy and art therapy.
Can I contact the Resource Base staff to chat about my child or do I need to book an appointment? The Resource Base is a busy part of the school where all staff are tasked with supporting pupils all day so it can be tricky to find time to meet you. But, please contact us with any questions you have via the contact page or throught the contact book and we will get back to you. Constant communication between the home and school is essential for pupil progress.