Primary

Hello and welcome to the Primary! Primary is made up of the Sunshine, Stars and Rainbow Classes. As part of a broad and balanced curriculum we use a range of communication systems in order to develop students into spontaneous and functional communicators. In Sunshine we spend lots of time working and playing with the children to learn about how they naturally communicate and what they like. We use objects of reference, pictures and symbols.

In Stars and Rainbow those using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) are taught to use pictures to be able to request desired items, before moving on to learn how to respond to questions and to use more complex language. Some of our children use communication boards and books or switches in order to communicate. Many students will be able to move onto high-tech devices. Signing is used across the day in order to aid student understanding. In Primary we believe that it is not how you communicate but the fact that you have that should be celebrated. For children who are verbal we use a range of strategies in order to develop and extend their speech.

We enjoy developing our physical skills by using standing frames, walkers and other equipment as much as possible. We encourage each other to be independent, doing as much for ourselves as we can. We always strive to create a happy and positive learning environment, where each individual is given confidence, time and space to express themselves. We use positive reinforcement to encourage our students to make sensible behavioural choices by themselves. Sensory needs are always taken into account. We are proud of our achievements and have fun every day.

  • Sunshine

    Carolynne Keating

    Carolynne Keating

    Hayley Davies

    Hayley Davies

    Lorraine Fildes

    Lorraine Fildes

    Sarah Wren

    Sarah Wren

    Karen Hazell

    Karen Hazell

    Karen Herlihy

    Karen Herlihy

    Last Edited:

  • Stars

    Debbie Quick

    Debbie Quick

    Liz Lakin

    Liz Lakin

    Louise Keable

    Louise Keable

    Diane Lines

    Diane Lines

    Liz Burton

    Liz Burton

    Veronica Kardos

    Veronica Kardos

    Vicky Hewitt

    Vicky Hewitt

    Last Edited:

  • Rainbow

    Kerry Hamilton

    Kerry Hamilton

    Cobi Moss

    Cobi Moss

    Stacey Williams

    Stacey Williams

    Tracey Dyer

    Tracey Dyer

    Natasha Howlett

    Natasha Howlett

    Last Edited:


 

Last Edited:

If you have any queries please Contact Us

If you have any queries please Contact Us

Offcanvas

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.