Learning Support Centre

Welcome to the Learning Support Centre

The Learning Support Centre (LSC) is available to anyone with an interest in additional needs. We offer a welcoming environment where you can come for a drink and a chat, to look at the resources and equipment we have on offer and discuss your specific needs.

We house a library of the latest professional publications and educational media as well as a range of books.

The LSC is designed to be flexible as well as visually inviting and relaxing. This enables us to work supportively and collaboratively with professionals, parents and our local community to ensure the best possible provision for children, young people and adults with additional needs.

We also have a meeting room, with the capacity to seat up to 20 people depending on requirements.  The simplicity of the design along with the interactive screen offers a professional environment to conduct meetings and this space is available to hire.

Membership

Annual memberships are available for nurseries, schools, residential settings, organisations and parents outside of Selworthy School that care for someone with additional needs.

Membership includes:-

  • The loan of equipment and books
  • Visual aids such as a feelings book or keyring if appropriate (there may be an additional charge for bespoke resources such as a personalised timetable or booklet)
  • Help to find and access support groups

Some of the equipment available to loan:

  • Sensory Toys and Equipment
  • Huge variety of switches
  • Switch activated toys
  • IPADs /Wii/Nintendo 3DS
  • A wide selection of keyboards and mouse options
  • Communication aids – including Proxtalkers, MegaBee and recordable switches
  • Weighted items
  • A wide range of books and Professional publications
  • EAL Resources – supplied by the Somerset Early Years EAL Advisory Service

At Selworthy we are very fortunate to have a range of specialists who we can access for advice. We have a Communication Specialist, an Educational Psychologist, a Music Therapist and a Sensory Specialist.

If you would like a membership pack please contact us and we will be happy to email or post one to you.

Support for Schools

In addition to  LSC membership  Selworthy School offers  Specialist Strategy Support  which aims to support other settings in meeting the needs of complex learners.

Additional Information

You are welcome to drop in during our opening times for a drink and a browse.

If it is your first visit to the LSC we do recommend that you contact us first to make an appointment.

Sometimes it is helpful, if you have specific requests, to telephone ahead of your visit so we can do some preparation for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Selworthy Learning LSC

Sue Fancourt and Angela Smith
LSC Managers

Sue Fancourt

Angela Smith

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday Closed

(Term time only)

Telephone:
01823 335935

Email:
SelworthyLSC@educ.somerset.gov.uk

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