Elmwood Learning Support Centre

SEN Support Centre

Learning Support Centre

The LSC is temporarily closed to prepare for our school site move. Please can all members return any resources they have loaned as soon as possible. Thank you

Opening Hours:

(Term time only)

Tuesday 09.00—17.00
Wednesday 09.00—12.00
Thursday By appointment only
Friday 10.00—14.00

We offer a welcoming environment where you can come for a drink and a chat, to look at the resources and equipment we have on offer and discuss your specific needs. We house a library of the latest professional publications and educational resources and books.

The LSC is designed to be flexible as well as visually inviting and relaxing. This enables us to work supportively and collaboratively with professionals, parents and our local community to ensure the best possible provision for children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs.

Membership is free for parent carers and families that care for someone with a Special Educational Need. A small annual membership fee of £100 is chargeable for nurseries, schools, residential settings and other organisations.

Membership includes:

  • The loan of equipment and books
  • Visual aids such as a feelings book
  • Help to find and access support groups

Some of the equipment available to loan:

  • Sensory toys and equipment
  • Weighted items
  • A wide range of books and professional publications
  • EAL Resources – supplied by the Somerset Early Years EAL Advisory Service
  • Puppets
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Big Books
  • Worksheet based resources
  • Assessment Tools
  • Sensory activities
  • Story Sacks
  • Sleep boxes
  • Topic boxes
  • Role play
  • Access boxes

New and updated resources are added on a regular basis. Staff are available to advise and help when members are looking for something specific.

Support for Schools
In addition, the LSC membership offers specialist support that aims to support other settings in meeting the needs of those with special educational needs. The LSC is home to many educational resources available to borrow free of charge for parent carers with children with special educational needs. Schools and organisations can become members of the LSC for a small annual fee of £100. We aim to provide resources that will support stimulating and engaging lessons. Intended for special educational needs in mainstream schools, they can enrich the provision for a wide range of pupils.

If you would like a membership pack, please contact us and we will be happy to email or post one to you.

For more information, how to join and use of the centre to host meetings and courses, download the leaflet here.

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