Brunel SEN MAT

BASIS - Brunel Access support and improvement service


BASIS is our umbrella term to describe a range of services and specialist staff available to support schools, professionals, parents and families to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs including those that can be considered as Special Education Needs and Disabilities - SEND.

Currently our BASIS offer includes:

  • School Improvement Consultancy
  • Wide range of training and support including for ASC and ADHD 
  • Autism Resource Centres (ARC) Traded Services including ARC OUTREACH, ARC Bespoke Packages and ARC Forest School
  • ARC All Aboard Nursery 


ARC offers an enhanced education programme of social communication and therapeutic learning activities for pupils aged 4-19 and is largely delivered on sites away from the child’s school. The programme is led and managed by an ASC specialist teacher and a team of experienced ASC Workers. ARC’s core aim is to support schools in their endeavour to design and implement effective learning provision for an individual ASC/SCID affected pupil.

The concept of an ARC intervention has developed and grown steadily over the last few years. We offer the following programmes:

  • ARC Headlands: KS1/KS2 Structured Teaching/therapy/Social Communication skills.
  • ARC Sparkle: KS2 Girls: social communication skills /PHSE
  • ARC Liberty: KS3/4 Girls: social communication skills/PHSE
  • ARC Underground: KS3/4 Boys social communication skills/PSHE
  • ARC Plus KS3/4 Tuition/therapy/social communication skills
  • ARC Forest Schools: KS1/2/3/4
  • ARC OUTREACH: Specialist staff working with staff and pupils in schools or in pupils homes if not attending


For more information please contact the following:

Jenny Muirhead
BASIS Head of Service
Mobile: 07773 093721 

Noel Gibb
Director of Education and BASIS Lead

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