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Mainstream Autism Base- The Den

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"The Den" is a Mainstream Autism Base (MAB) at Meadows First School and Parkside Middle School for children with Autism. The aim of the Den is to provide an education that is inclusive to the child’s individual needs.

Admission to The Den is through SEN Services Worcestershire County Council not the school. All queries regarding provision need to be directed to:
Worcestershire County Council Local Offer

Tel: 01905 845579

Children have the opportunity to engage in learning within mainstream classes supported by specialist support, small group learning experiences within the Den as well as group, paired and individual specialist autism curriculum which is centred around the child’s needs. The amount of time each child spends in the Den will depend upon their level of need; however, we will encourage each child to integrate as fully as possible into their class and school life.

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chitty-chitty-bang-bang-dayWe were all very excited to come to school for our Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Day. As part of the Den English Curriculum, we have been studying the Ian...
secret-santa-and-the-starlight-cafeOn Friday 14th December, children from the base walked down in to Bromsgrove to buy a present for their secret santa. This gives the children a great...
new-age-kurling-competitionOn Wednesday 28th November 2018 all the children from the Den went to a New Age Kurling competition at the Ryland Centre.  Having practiced in...
unsung-communtity-hero-award Congratulations to Miss Datson who won an Unsung Community Hero award for all the amazing work she does in the Den. Her prize was being a VIP...
remembrance-day On Friday 9th November children from the Den went to the village of Chaddesley Corbett to take part in the WW1 Servicemen's Trail. Following a...
seaside-day On Friday 26th October the children from the base were rewarded for a good first half term with a Seaside Day. Linking to their English work, the...
amazing-achievement  On Friday certificates are given out for children who have won awards for that week. Every child has the chance to win one, for exceptional work...
starlight-cafe On Friday 19th October 2018, the children from the Den went to the Starlight Cafe via the bus.    In their maths lessons, the children have...
natural-history-museum   On Tuesday 9th October 2018 two of the children in Year 6 from the Den, went to the Natural History Museum in London.    It was an...
role-models   On Fridays we celebrate the many talents of the children in the Den with a Role Models lesson. These lessons are child led, teaching their...
10-year-anniversary-party On Monday 16th July the Den celebrated its 10th Anniversary.  It was so lovely to see so many past and present students, their families,...
blackwell-sharing-afternoon On Friday, children from the Den invited their parents in to come and see their residential pictures. All of the children made a presentation...
making-cakes This morning the children from the Den made fairy cakes and scones for everyone to eat at the Den's 10 year anniversary party. We are all looking...
blackwell-residential-2018 The children went on a residential to Blackwell court. They took part in lots of fun activities such as Pedal carts, Swimming and...
racing-to-schools-trip Four of the children from the Den went to Worcester racecourse to participate in Racing to School. All children was given a workbook that...
pioneer Two of the children from the Den took part in their year group residential to the Pioneer centre. This provide many opportunities to engage with their...
2nd-annual-family-rounders-and-picnic-evening All the pupils in the Den and their families were invited to a family rounders night on Tuesday 8th May. The evening was a great success. The pupils...
cake-sale  All the children throughout both schools, have taken part in Autism Awareness Lessons to educate them about what Autism is and how they can...
autism-awareness Today in the Den we invited children from Meadows to join us in raising Autism Awareness.   In the morning, pupils from the Den presented their...
worcester-snoezelen During the Spring term we are continuing our ‘Pay it Forward’ theme with our focus being raising autism awareness. World Autism Awareness week...
henley-chocolates The pupils in the Den were very lucky to go on a trip to Henley Chocolates. The pupils designed, made and packaged their own chocolate bars. The...
img-2269 As part of the Den English Curriculum, we have been studying the Michael Morpurgo book ‘Conker.’ The pupils have really enjoyed reading and studying the...
bootcamp   On Friday 2nd February 2018, the children in the Den took part in their very own Bootcamp. Children used their maths skills, measuring out each...
pay-it-forward This term we are completing a charity themed topic entitled ‘Pay it Forward.’  We are using the topic as a vehicle to motivate the...
snow-day   ​We were extremely lucky to have a flurry of snow in Bromsgrove. The pupils coped extremely well with the excitement and we used the experience...
nursery-story-telling   As part of our train project, all the pupils had written edited and presented their own Marge and the great train rescue story. The pupils...
polar-express-day​   We were all very excited to come to school in our pyjamas for our Polar Express Day! Miraculously, overnight, The Den had changed into a train...
diglis-miniature-railway On Thursday 2nd November, the Den children took the school minibus to Diglis Park in Worcester. The children had the chance to run their own train...
dragons-den-project    The children from the Den went to David Lloyd in Bromsgrove to put thier entrepreneurial skills to the test by completing a Dragons’ Den...
blackwell-residential The children went on a residential to Blackwell court. They took part in lots of fun activities such as grass sledging, wall climbing and...
train-trip-and-the-lickey-hills On Wednesday 6th September 2017, the children in the Willow Maths group went to Droitwich Spa via the train.   In their Maths lessons, the...
kayaking As part of our water theme, we went kayaking on the last day of half term. The day was brilliant. We had to listen and follow instructions so that we...
family-rounders-and-picnic We held a family rounders and picnic evening at Sanders Park. The evening was a huge success! The Family event allows parents, siblings and pupils...