Woodland Walk.

Some of the pupils have been on a Woodland walk this week, trekking across country for almost two miles.  They have been learning about nature and learning which plants grow in the woods.

 

Safer Internet Day 2021.

We have registered to take part in the Annual Safer Internet day, next February.  Online Safety is embedded in the pupils’ curriculum throughout the year, however this is a day for global celebration.  It provides an opportunity  to focus on all aspects of staying safe online. We use resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre to create a meaningful and fun day to remind our pupils how to stay safe when using the internet.  They also provide resources for parents and carers to support their child whilst using the internet at home. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

 

Under the Sea Theme Day.

The pupils have been participating in an Under the Sea Theme Day. They have made an under water sensory bottle,  have practiced their aiming skills by throwing bean bags into a shark’s mouth and have made lots of under the sea craft.

We wish everyone a lovely Summer break and hope for a return to normality in September!

 

 

 

 

Online Safety Worksheets for Home Learning.

Thinkuknow have released some activities and worksheets for pupils to do at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Their website also provides lots of guidance for parents, enabling them to help keep their child safe online. Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Please click the link below which will take you to this page.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

 

Lessons during COVID-19.

During these unprecedented times, there has been a disruption of routine and familiarity for everyone, which for someone with Autism must be even more challenging and confusing.

We have needed to implement many changes to keep our pupils, staff and families safe, whilst also striving to keep the daily running of the school as smooth as possible. We have tried to keep life at Quest as similar as possible compared to before the COVID 19 pandemic. Hence, our pupils have been working on their daily learning programmes in school as this provides them with the usual structure they expect when coming to school.

 

Member of Staff gets Accreditation as a SENCo!

We would like to congratulate Milly Conway on achieving accreditation as a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator).
Milly is one of our qualified teachers, and she has been studying for this award for the last 12 months. We know this has involved a great deal of extra work and commitment, and we are delighted that she has completed the course successfully.
Well done Milly!

 

Thank You!

This week at Quest, we have introduced further changes, to help facilitate increasing numbers of our pupils returning to school, whilst endeavoring to keep everyone as safe as possible.

It is often a very real and significant challenge for people living with autism to adapt to new routines, especially if additional communication difficulties affect their ability to ask questions or to understand our explanations. We must not underestimate how all these changes may be affecting them.

We are therefore incredibly proud of all our students, who have had to adjust to so many changes in their lives, brought about by the Covid-19 crisis. This has been a time of real challenge, which is requiring a great deal of resilience and fortitude.

We would like to pay tribute to our parents, for their patience and co-operation. It has been a challenging time for our parents too, and we really appreciate how you have worked together with us to support our young people, whether in school or at home.

Thank you also to our staff team, who have responded positively to the constant changes, with determination to always do the best we can for our students.