Throughout our school there is an emphasis on the development of key communication skills for social and independent living. We actively encourage outdoor learning skills covering all learning styles (including team work, problem solving and appropriate risk taking awareness) and prepare pupils for lifelong learning. From the time they enter the school, the youngest pupils are expected to do well and they consequently get off to a flying start.
We use a wide range of teaching methods including visual strategies, active teaching methods and learning through experience – because we know they work well. Some children also benefit from teachers’ and learning support assistants’ use of individualised strategies, for example: PECs, TEACCH and Makaton. We take into account pupils’ individual needs in the way we present teaching and learning activities, and celebrate individual achievement and attainment. We believe every child is important and we provide fun and enjoyment in many extra-curricular activities. We aim to make the children feel safe and secure at school and we aim to improve their future economic well being by ensuring their participation in school life.