Brunel SEN MAT

ARC Services

Swindon ARC bases offer an enhanced education programme of social communication and therapeutic learning activity led by an ASC teacher or Senior ASC Worker and experienced ASC support staff for mainstream pupils and students between the ages of 4 and 19. These are pupils/students with a core difficulty around social communication and interaction who may or may not have a diagnosis of autism. They may be on a reduced timetable, undergoing gradual integration/re-integration to school, struggling to function in school and access lessons in school or perhaps at risk of exclusion where school/setting staff and parents are looking to be proactive in managing difficult times. Our aim is to support schools to target some of their SEN focussed delegated funding and/or pupil premium where appropriate, to meet CYP need and positively work towards maintaining a successful mainstream learning placement.


Currently there are 4 Core ARC Activity Types/Bases in operation:

ARC Group:

where and when

Age ranges catered for and programmes offered:

Contact for information:

ARC Headlands

Headlands Industrial Est

Monday- Friday


Structured Teaching/therapy/Social Communication skills

Bill Rigg:  07580 877466


ARC Sparkle

Headlands Industrial Est

Mondays and Tuesday


KS2 Girls: Social Communication/PHSE

Jenny Muirhead

07772 441559

ARC Underground


Monday pm 12.45pm- 2.45pm

KS3/4     -    Social Communication/PHSE

Lynn Woods:

07805 608374

ARC Liberty

Headlands Industrial Est

Wednesday 4.00pm- 6.00pm

KS3/4 Girls: Social Communication/PHSE

Jenny Muirhead


Referrals are usually made directly from schools or where a CYP is not attending school for whatever reason, referrals can be made by Swindon LA.

For more information please contact:

SASS Professional Lead Jenny Muirhead: 07772 441559

ARC Manager Bill Rigg:  07580 877466


ARC Information and Referral Form



The ARCINREACH strand of ARC Traded Services gives any Swindon school or setting the opportunity to buy in additional services as and when needed through the academic year to support staff and pupils and improve provision and outcomes for ASC/SCID affected CYP.

ARCINREACH programmes of support are delivered by ARC specialist workers and include a diverse range of  themed activities and services; for example how to structure, set up and run a social skills/girls group ,  how to organise and set up an ASD friendly learning environment, training for staff, mentoring of pupils to help them understand their autism and much more. 

 Schools and organisations will be able to target part of their training, SEN and other budgets to promote INHOUSE ASC initiatives and deliver INHOUSE ASC activities that are crafted and bespoke to meet specific and local school/setting needs.

For more information please contact: 

SASS Professional Lead- Jenny Muirhead:    07772 441559

ASC Early year Advisory Teacher- Penny Seymour:  07772 439912

SASS Administrator – Gaby Smith:

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