King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

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Blossom class - the KRIII DSP

Interventions and Programmes - Currently staff within the DSP offer a range of interventions and programmes to children depending on EHCP needs. These include: - Play Interaction - Intensive Interaction - PECS (introduction and implementation) - Little Wandle phonics - Fun Time - Attention Autism - Colourful Semantics - Tacpac

Blossom Class staff - the DSP team

Just a few examples of sensory trays and activities from Blossom

Blossom Class Staff

Mrs P Plant - Class Teacher

Mrs E Atkins - Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Mrs A Wisniewska - Level 2 Teaching Assistant


What is a DSP?
Blossom class is for children who have an Education, Health and Care Plan - usually one that specifically includes a diagnosis of Communication and Interaction issues and/or Autism. Their EHCP will also say that a DSP would be an appropriate place for them to learn, rather than mainstream provision. Children within the DSP have a range of needs. They have the ability to learn both within Blossom class, as well as access other areas of school as and when suitable. King Richard DSP has a maximum of 10 children ranging from Foundation to year 2, with 3 full-time members of staff.
Blossom provision includes:
  • A dedicated classroom at King Richard III Infants and Nursery school, equipped with appropriate resources and providing specialist support and teaching for up to 10 children in a small group or at times on a 1:1 basis. 
  • An appropriate staff to pupil ratio.
  • Opportunities for the children to be integrated into an appropriate mainstream class and/or social time within the school day.
  • A sensory room for children to access when needed throughout the day.