The Little Oaks building opened in January 2011. It is the base for our three primary classes blue, red and yellow.
In the primary classes we use many specialist teaching methods. These include PECS (Picture exchange communication system), TEACCH (a structured teaching approach for children with autism) and SPELL (a structured, positive, empathetic and low arousal approach that value links with parents and other professionals). All staff are trained in positive behaviour management techniques.
The children work in three teaching groups according to age and/or learning styles. The younger children and the children that need a more sensory curriculum have a large indoor and outdoor learning environment (Blue Group).
When children are ready they are encouraged to participate in group lessons using objectives from our Medium Term Planning documents. Our curriculum is an adapted version of The National Curriculum and includes objectives from the National strategies, the Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Equals (SLD & PMLD) Curriculum. All of the work is differentiated to each child’s individual learning level.