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Specialist Resource Provision

At The Canterbury Academy we have three Specialist Resource Provisions (SRPs) in the areas of Autism (The Cullum Centre), Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and Hearing Impairment (HI). These provisions cater for children aged 11-16 years old with primary diagnosis’ in their respective areas. The SRP’s are resourced to meet the additional needs of children, who without such provision, would not be able to access a mainstream curriculum.

Our Vision

At The Canterbury Academy we are committed to ‘Improving the life chances of children and helping in the community.’

Our vision is of a high attaining and achieving academy with fully extended provision at the centre of our community and widely recognised as an example of leading practice. Young people will leave as positive, confident individuals proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be lifelong learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

Core Values

  • The Canterbury Academy offers a genuine comprehensive alternative
  • Every child is good at something
  • All children walk with genius
  • The Canterbury Academy offers ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’
  • Every learner matters

Who would benefit from attending an SRP?

  • Students with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) whose priority is either Autism, SLCN or HI.
  • Students who can access mainstream learning but who perhaps need some small group support.
  • Students who can develop strategies to cope with a large secondary environment.
  • Students who can develop strategies to cope with changes in routine, classroom environment and teaching staff.
  • Students who will be able to access a GCSE or equivalent curriculum.

 Specific to the SLCN SRP:

  • Students with a diagnosed language disorder who have regular therapy from a member of the NHS Speech and Language Therapy team.

 Specific to the HI SRP:

  • Students who are or have previously been known to the Specialist Teaching Service for hearing impairment and have access to a teacher of the deaf.