Little Paddock: Jade, Topaz and Coral (Years 1 – 2)
School opening times for pupils: 9.15am - 3pm
This site is for children with autism/social communication difficulties and it follows the same teaching approach as the main Primary site. The curriculum is divided into 7 areas.
3 prime areas of learning:
- Personal social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
And 4 specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Emphasis is placed on personal and social skills, in order for the children to develop basic self-help skills as quickly as possible, thus promoting independence and a positive self-image.
The classes have a child-centred ethos. We provide and create opportunities and experiences for our children to learn in a fun and stimulating environment.
Each class has 8 pupils with one teacher and at least 4 support staff.
We value parental input and support and run regular parent workshops and coffee mornings.