A SCHOOL team which offers children with learning difficulties a bespoke curriculum has been recognised for its hard work.

Meadstead Primary Academy’s Communication and Interaction Resourced Provision is an area in the Royston school which provides a special curriculum for children who can’t effectively function in a mainstream setting.

The unit has been recognised both for the children’s improvement and the professional and caring attitude of the teachers, which is what has earned them a Proud of Barnsley nomination.

“Children who attend our setting will have a diagnosis of ASD or other communication and interaction barriers,” said head of the school, Nichola Smith.

“Within our core we offer children access to our mainstream setting for a percentage of their time with us but this is personalised to each individual child.

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“Our staff are highly skilled and have a proven track record of excellent outcomes for all our children.

“In our most recent Ofsted report it was noted that communication and interaction resourced provision is well led.

“Pupils receive good care and education to assist them in making appropriate progress towards their targets.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of education we offer for all our children.

“Our creative curriculum is designed around the needs of our children and includes speech and language, thrive, drama and water therapy interventions.

“All children who attend our setting are part of the Meadstead family and benefit from being educated in an inclusive and diverse setting.

“We are proud of the children who attend our setting and feel every child contributes to our remarkable academy.”

Sarah Morgan has been working at the school for 19 years.

She said: “It’s great and really nice to be recognised for just doing your job.

“I think it’s great that we’ve been nominated.

“We’re just really grateful that we’ve been recognised for trying our best.

“We spend a lot of time with the children, they’re here from the age of five right up to 11, so the real privilege is getting to see them grow.”