Primary need: speech, language and communication (two years or more language delay/disorder). This includes boys with bilateral hearing loss (moderate to profound) with language delay or disorder.

A secondary need of social communication including autism, will also be considered.

How does it work?

Coombe Boys’ SRP has a cohort of 4 students in Year 7 and 5 in Year 8. There will be spaces for 4 students in each Year group going forwards. All students come with an EHCP.

What we offer

The curriculum offered is bespoke to students' needs but generally students will access a combination of lessons in the SRP and in the mainstream.

Provision may include

  • Small-group specialist teaching for language-heavy subjects

  • Total Communication approach

  • Pre-teaching

  • Occupational therapy

  • Guided reading

  • Precision Teaching

  • Speech and language intervention

  • Interventions are built in

  • Use of Colourful Semantics and Shape Coding

  • Daily listening checks for students with equipment

  • Movement breaks and Zones of Regulation embedded into lessons


  • Specialist Language teachers in the SRP

  • Specialist subject teachers in the mainstream

  • SRP Learning Support Assistants

  • Visiting Speech and Language Therapists

  • Visiting Occupational Therapist

  • Visiting Educational Psychologist

  • Visiting Qualified Teacher of the Deaf

Future Pathways

  • Follow a modified KS3 curriculum

  • Bespoke KS4 pathway

  • Entry Level-GCSE

  • Functional Skills

  • SMiLE Therapy

  • ASDAN courses

  • Vocational Courses (Potential Links with Nightingale Community Academy)

  • Construction

  • Animal Management

  • Horticulture

  • Mechanics

  • Hairdressing and Beauty