We have worked closely with an experienced occupational therapist in setting up sensory diets for pupils on the autism spectrum, as well as, developing the playground in order that it can be used by autistic pupils to develop their leisure and social skills. The outcome is that our pupils who hadn't developed friendship or interest in their peers now have friends.
We have developed a tool for tracking progress in life and social skills, which has helped us focus on those skills needed by pupils in an SLD/PMLD, especially when they leave school. As a result we have seen pupils able to do more for themselves
At Fitzwaryn School in Oxfordshire we have been using Philosophy to promote pupils' social communication and reasoning skills. We have been running these sessions for two years and have seen really positive results in terms of pupils' abilities to express their opinions, discuss issues that are important to them and share emotions. For a number of pupils we have seen a really positive impact on previously challenging behaviour.
This short PowerPoint presentation describes our journey in moving the whole school towards using the same marking processes. The powerpoint ends with an extract from our last Inspection report.
Samples of marking taken from pupils books are included.
A video outlining the education provision at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. It is designed as part of a research project aiming to improve the efficiency of communication with children's 'home school' whilst they are in hospital.
We are an 11-19 special school for children with learning difficulties and associated needs. We wanted to move away from IEPs and attainment based targets (although these are still set elsewhere) towards measuring outcomes for our students based around the skills that we are trying to develop in them.
This guidance document was produced to help pastoral teachers to construct outcomes using the SMART model.
Lonsdale School is a special school which has developed a new, holistic approach to assessment. 'New Horizons' is a person-centred assessment framework which includes academic, social and personal development; it has been well-received by staff, pupils and parents and has been praised by Ofsted.
This booklet is designed for parents and aims to explain how radio aids and soundfield systems can help deaf children, the different types of radio aid systems available and how to maintain radio aids.
Teachers and other staff working with deaf children and young people may also find the information in this guide useful.