Area Resource Base (ARB)
Part of Cornwall’s Special Partnership Trust
Located in Brannel’s ‘Imagine’ Wing
The ARB at Brannel School is a specialist, purpose built facility catering for children who have complex or multiple learning needs or disabilities. Although children are primarily educated within ‘Imagine’ we strive to provide inclusive and accessible provision for these children within mainstream if and when appropriate. Application for a placement within the ARB is coordinated by the SEN team at County Hall, Truro. Applications for ARB specialist provision are usually made by the Primary School SENCo during the Year 5 Annual Review process.
On 1st September 2018, the ARB became part of Cornwall’s Special Partnership Trust (SPT). The ARB remains an integral part of Brannel School, but is led and supported by the SPT, with the students named on roll with one of Cornwall’s Special Schools but educated in Brannel’s ARB provision. There are significant benefits to be achieved for pupils and staff in both communities, by accessing and enhancing the collective expertise of this ambitious SEN partnership. Pupils will benefit from a wider range of specialist resources, learning opportunities and staff supported by an extensive CPD and research network.
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