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Specialist Resourced Provision - Aspen 2:

Aspen 2 is the Dover District Specialist Provision for students aged 11 - 18 with profound, severe and complex learning needs. All students within Aspen 2 have an Education Health Care Plan and are working at levels which are significantly below their age-related mainstream peers. Whilst Aspen 2 is designated as a Specialist Resource Provision, within the heart of Dover Christ Church Academy, it functions as a special school with students spending most of their time studying highly differentiated curriculums within their Aspen 2 classes.

Aspen 2 Vision

To provide a unique learning journey that enables each student to progress holistically across the four strands of Cognition & Learning, Communication & Interaction, Social Emotional & Mental Health and Physical & Sensory. This is achieved through bespoke specialist teaching and interventions as well as offering a range of inclusive opportunities across Aspen 2 and DCCA. Together we are proactive and determined in working with students to reach their full potential.

Aspen 2 Aims

  • We set high expectations and plan for success for all our students.

  • We provide a personalised approach to progress based on students’ needs.

  • We develop confident, independent learners and establish a sense of self-worth in all our students.

  • We value each other for our individuality and place in our community.

  • We provide a learning environment that is welcoming and inclusive.

  • We maintain a community where all our students feel valued and safe.

Aspen 2 works with many agencies to support all the needs of the students. The NHS provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy for students who are referred to their services. Aspen 2 also employs a music therapist and a counsellor who each work one day a week to support the mental health and well-being of our students.

Throughout their education journey at Aspen 2, all students benefit from the rich and varied inclusive opportunities that we are able to provide; opportunities that are made all the richer by our unique position at the heart of Dover Christ Church Academy. As such Aspen 2 benefits from the teaching by specialist subject teachers and facilities in Music, Food technology, Catering, Sports, and Design & Technology.

Joint Leaders of Aspen2:
Mrs S Barker and Mr L Mussett

Learning to believe, learning to succeed.