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Friday 17th March

Red Nose Day 2023 – more information about this event will be sent out via the parent app and Twitter nearer the time.

Tuesday 21st March

Lots of  Socks Day 2023

We would like everyone to come to school wearing odd or crazy colourful socks to raise awareness of World Downs Syndrome Day.

Friday 31st March

School closes for Easter holidays – 2 weeks. 



As demonstrated in the above diagram, the SCERTS frame work allows us the flexibility to use a range of teaching strategies and approaches. We use and adapt a wide range of evidence based practices and strategies to deliver our curriculums and enhance our interactions.

These include;

Intensive Interaction – A practical approach to teaching communication and social interactions for early learners with a range of difficulties.

Task Analysis- Breaking down complex skills or behaviours in to smaller steps.

TEACCH- An understanding of the culture of autism- the use of structured teaching across the areas of physical structure, visual schedules, work systems and task organisation.

PECS/AAC – The use of symbols/pictures/devices to make communicative exchanges with partners.

Attention Autism –  A programme that develops attention and joint attention skills.

Visual Supports – Presenting information in a way that is meaningful to a learner to increase expressive and receptive language and increase independence.

Pairing – Is the process of building rapport and building solid relationships through shared positive experiences.

VBA- The Verbal Behaviour Approach is an assessment process that focuses on the development of functional communication and functional behaviours.

Sensory Integration – The process through which we support children to recognise and organise information they receive through the seven senses.

FBA – Functional Behavioural Analysis is the process through which we ‘unpack’ children’s behaviours to support positive behaviour change.

The Zones of Regulation -a curriculum geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions by increasing control and problem solving abilities.