The Learning Zone
Mrs Harvey welcomes you to The Learning Zone...
We work with children with special educational needs, focusing on all areas of the curriculum including social and emotional health. Our main focus is to tailor the learning to each individual childs needs. Our aim is to equip our children with essential skills to increase pupils self confidence and self esteem. We aim to do this by developing their skills through activities which the children find fun and highly motivational. We enrich the styles of teaching by incorporating auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learning. We aspire to make the learning enjoyable and memorable whilst increasing independence. We tailor the programme to suit age appropriate activities. Each session is carefully monitored and this enables us to address their individual needs. We continuously liaise with class teachers about their children's progress. On a termly basis the individual education plans (IEP) are reviewed by class teachers and the SEN intervention team.
New targets are set on a termly basis.
Each pupil that accesses the Learning Zone has there own file. This holds information about them and information about their progress. They are constantly updated on a daily/weekly basis.
We also employ external agencies to support SEN children to reduce barriers to learning. We currently employ a speech therapist and an educational psychologist.
St. Luke's SENCO is Ms. J Stoba.
The school is an inclusive school and as such believes that all children are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so they:
- achieve their best
- become confident individuals living fulfilling lives
- make a successful transition to secondary school
All children have access to the full national curriculum, activities and resources which may be adapted for their individual needs. Children in the Learning Zone are on a one-to-one or small group basis so they benefit from focused time and space without the distraction of other classroom activities and their peers.
The school follows the principles of inclusive teaching and learning which include:
- setting appropriate learning challenges based of prior attainment, skills and knowledge
- responding to pupils’ diverse needs
- overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment