Learning Support Assistants: Lauren, Claire, Ashley and Debbie
Oakley School leads two Satellite classes, Oak Class and Rowan Class, based within the building and grounds of Skinners’ Kent Primary School. This is a specialist provision, offering an inclusive education for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Pupils are taught both within the Satellite classroom and supported to integrate into mainstream classes. All strategies used at Oakley school (for example: visuals, integrated therapy and Makaton) are embedded within lessons to ensure pupils receive the support and encouragement that they need to progress and thrive.
In the mornings, pupils are taught appropriately differentiated English and Maths lessons where our team use a range of personalised strategies, including visuals and concrete manipulatives, to support learning and extend pupils’ understanding. If appropriate, pupils may integrate during these lessons, with support from the Satellite team. In the afternoons, pupils follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Pupils will either integrate into mainstream classes, with appropriate support, or be taught these lessons in the Satellite, differentiated to their needs and understanding.
SKPS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National Curriculum for England. This serves to provide families in the area with an all-through, inclusive and non-selective IB education in the Tunbridge Wells area. For more details, please visit the SKPS website (link below).