All our pupils are taught within small classes of no more than 12 pupils,. Some pupils are based in specialist classes for at least some of their time. They have personalised timetables and high levels of support in order to be able to access the curriculum. Some pupils have autism and others have significant social and emotional difficulties. However there is a strong focus on our whole school ethos and pupils have many opportunities to learn together with their peers regardless of need and/or age through themed days and weeks, whole school performances, assemblies etc..
Work is differentiated and personalised; adapted, not only to meet the child’s specific learning difficulties but their personal learning style, as well as ability. Pupil progress is regularly reviewed and interventions put in place to ensure maximum progress for all students.
Additional support, to compliment teaching and learning and ensure maximum pupil progress is provided through a wide range of educational and health professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Sensory Integration specialists, educational psychologists, CAMHS and the School Nursing Service. These professionals provide an advisory input for class staff as well as practical sessions with the young people.
We encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning and to be involved in reviewing their own learning as far as possible. This process is supported during lessons and learning activity as well as in Reflection and Review time at the end of most school days.