COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION NEEDS (COIN) CENTRE
The Centre at Broadwater School is a specialist COIN (Communication and Interaction Needs) Centre. The Centre was established in 1997 and is one of 7 Secondary COIN Centres in Surrey funded by the County Council.
All the students need to have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) requiring arrangements to support Communication difficulties. Students are allocated places as part of the admissions for students with EHCPs.
The Centre works as part of the Broadwater School’s SEN department. There are 3 teachers who are primarily employed to work with the Centre students. However we all work as part of the SEN team and are involved with teaching/supporting the COIN Centre students and other students as well. In this way we ensure that the Centre provides an inclusive provision for the students.
Mrs Link has availability to show parents round the Centre on Monday mornings from 10am to 11am throughout the year. If you would like to discuss the COIN Centre provision or arrange a tour of the COIN Centre with Mrs Link please get in touch using the contact details below.
Contact details: Email Mrs Link or contact by phone: 01483 239223 or via the SEN department office 01483 520638
COIN Teaching Staff:
Mrs Claire Link (Head of Centre & Maths)
Miss Aimee Morris (English)
Ms Ruth Till (Curriculum Support & Year 7 Humanities)
Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) support
Miss Nicola Forster (Speech & Language Therapist /2 days a week)
Mrs Hannah Cleary (Speech & Language Therapy assistant / 2 days a week)
Leader of SEN
Mr Jason Illingworth J.Illingworth@Broadwater.surrey.sch.uk
For information about admission process to Specialist Centres for children with SEND please look at the Surrey County Council.
Students in Year 7 have English, Maths and Humanities (Geography, History & RE) in small groups taught by COIN Centre staff. The schemes of work are differentiated to meet the students’ language needs.
Students in Year 8 have English and Maths in small groups taught by COIN Centre staff. The schemes of work are differentiated to meet the students’ language needs.
Students in Years 7 & 8 do not usually take Modern Foreign languages (MFL) and in its place they have Curriculum Support with a Specialist teacher. The teacher collaborates with the mainstream teachers to find out what topics they are taking and then pre-teaches vocabulary, develops new concepts, teaches study skills and helps the students develop organisational strategies.
Support in mainstream classes varies dependent on need and staff availability.
Students in Years 7 & 8 may have 1:1 withdrawal sessions for literacy, numeracy, coordination/organisational skills, emotional literacy support and behaviour management according to need.
In Years 9, 10 & 11 students have English and Maths in small groups taught by Centre staff. Students may be supported in mainstream classes for GCSE options dependent on need. Some students are offered Curriculum Support with a Specialist teacher instead of one the options if it is felt this extra support is required. The teacher collaborates with the mainstream teachers to find out what topics they are taking and then pre-teaches vocabulary, develops new concepts, teaches study skills and helps the students develop organisational strategies.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
- If a student requires direct 1:1 therapy they will be withdrawn from Curriculum Support for this.
- If SLT support for vocabulary and concept development is required the SLT may work with the Curriculum Support teacher in these lessons.
- If support is required for understanding instructions or curriculum subject content the SLT may work with the student in a mainstream lesson.
- If a student needs support with developing social communication skills the SLT may work with a pair or small group of students with similar needs.
- The SLTs work collaboratively with COIN Centre staff to ensure students have every opportunity to develop their language skills through the core subjects of English, Maths & Science and within Curriculum Support.
- The SLTs are involved in the informal and formal training of all Broadwater School staff which helps to ensure all staff are aware of the needs of the students and how to support them.
Surrey SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SSIASS) http://www.sendadvicesurrey.org.uk/
Talking point http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/
The Communication Trust http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/
The National Autistic Society http://www.autism.org.uk/
Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder https://radld.org