The children in the upper small specialist class, (SSC) are provided with a wide curriculum which is determined by their individual stage of development and their specific learning needs. It has a strong focus on the basic skills of English and Maths as these form the essential foundations to all other learning. We learn actively through topics and themes as much as possible so that all learning is linked together and is enriched with a wide range of experiences.
In order to support the children's social and communication skills, and their general development, we provide as many opportunities as possible for the children to integrate into mainstream classes. As with the rest of the curriculum, these opportunities are carefully planned for on an individual basis.
The SSC staff work closely with parents and carers and other agencies such as the Educational Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist to plan for each child. Each child's provision is reviewed at least once a year as part of the statutory assessment procedures. Children also receive regular Speech and Language support from our resident Highly Specialised Speech and Language Therapist.
The adults helping us with our learning are:
Miss K Baskeyfield (Class Teacher Monday - Wednesday)
Mrs R Brighouse (Class Teacher Thursday and Friday)
Miss M Heckensberg (cover for Miss Baskeyfield Monday- Wednesday)
Mrs P Moore (Specialist Teaching Assistant)
Miss E Mason (Specialist Teaching Assistant)
Miss L Richardson (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs P Moran (Highly Specialised Speech and Language Therapist)
Please feel free to take a look at our classroom