All our pupils are taught within small, needs led groups for much of the time. The needs led provision areas are: SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties), ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition) and PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning 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.