The pupils have all settled back into school following the Christmas break. They have been working hard on all of their targets. We embed Speech and Language and Occupational therapy into daily 1.1 learning programmes to ensure repetition and generlisation throughout the day.
We also welcome a new pupil to the school this term.
The pupils are busy rehearsing and making props for our Christmas Play. This year, the play will be Live Streamed for the parents and carers of the pupils over a secure “invite only” platform to ensure we are COVID safe.
This week is the UK Anti Bullying Week. The event is organised by Anti Bullying Alliance with the theme this year being “United Against Bullying”. Our teachers have been delivering lessons to the pupils to reinforce the importance of being kind and how their behaviour impacts others around them.
We have also been testing our facilities to continue delivering our group lessons should our teachers need to isolate during this pandemic. The set up worked well and the pupils seemed to enjoy the different method!
We offer our pupils a full and wide ranging educational experience, whilst maintaining a clear focus on skills that are essential for their personal development and well being, such as communication, behaviour and independence skills (including fine and gross motor skills).
We have a distinctive teaching methodology, based on fundamental principles of behaviour science, and a curriculum specifically designed for our pupils’individual needs. They also work in small groups to practise social and communication skills together.
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
The pupils have been loving making music with our new music trail in the playground. It is equipped with a variety of music making instruments such as drums and bells. We would like to thank Ian Maidens and Peter Whiteley for their kind donations which have enabled us to fund this.