Primary Phase

Hello and welcome to the Primary Phase! This phase 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 learners into spontaneous and functional communicators. In Nursery 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 Juniors and Infants 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 learners use communication boards and books or switches in order to communicate. Many learners will be able to move onto high-tech devices. Signing is used across the day in order to aid learners’ understanding. In Primary Phase we believe that it is not how you communicate but the fact that you have that should be celebrated. For learners 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 learners 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

    Cheryl Baxter

    Cheryl Baxter

    Layna Jones

    Layna Jones

    Lorraine Fildes

    Lorraine Fildes

    Sarah Wren

    Sarah Wren

    Veronica Kardos

    Veronica Kardos

    Karen Hazell

    Karen Hazell

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  • Stars

    Liz Lakin

    Liz Lakin

    Reece Chandler

    Reece Chandler

    Sharon Murphy

    Sharon Murphy

    Louise Keable

    Louise Keable

    Diane Lines

    Diane Lines

    Vicky Hewitt

    Vicky Hewitt

    Julie Patient

    Julie Patient

    Natasha Howlett

    Natasha Howlett

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  • Rainbow

    Kerry Hamilton

    Kerry Hamilton

    Liz Mayer

    Liz Mayer

    Cobi Moss

    Cobi Moss

    Karen Herlihy

    Karen Herlihy

    Laura Moore

    Laura Moore

    Stacey Williams

    Stacey Williams

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